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12 People Explain What Life Is Like After Viral Fame

By Tiffany White

Becoming accidentally famous can be a blessing and a curse. Just ask Antoine Dodson, Prison Bae, or even Miss South Carolina. They've all experienced what it's like be famous overnight, and for many of them, life post-fame has its setbacks. Here's how viral stars handled the limelight after their 15 minutes were up.

1. Miss South Carolina

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Back in 2007, Caite Upton completely bumbled an answer during a Miss Teen USA pageant. Her video was viewed millions of times as people poked fun at her stupidity. Needless to say, but dealing with the fame wasn't easy, and at one point she even considered suicide.

"I lost a lot of close friends over it — people I’d been friends with since I was 10, people I grew up playing soccer with," she told New York Magazine. "One group of girls took me to this party at the University of South Carolina, and I walk in, and the entire USC baseball team surrounded me and bashed me with the harshest, meanest comments I had ever heard. And somebody once put a letter in my parents’ mailbox about how my body was going to be eaten alive by ants and burned in a freak fire. And then it said, in all caps, GO DIE CAITE UPTON, GO DIE FOR YOUR STUPIDITY. That’s the kind of stuff people would say to me for two years."

Since then, Caite has gone brunette to keep people from recognizing her. She tries not to talk about her infamous video much.