The ‘Damn Daniel’ Boys Reflect on Life After a Famous Meme

Daniel Lara and Josh Holz rose to internet fame in February with their viral ‘Damn Daniel’ video which subsequently became a meme. Although the meme died almost as quickly as it came to prominence, the boys did do some good with their temporary fame. The two have since gone back to living life as normal teenagers and are trying to figure out their futures and life out of the spotlight, although they admit it’d still be cool to be famous. Below are some excerpts from Cosmopolitan, you can read the full write-up here.

On another viral Snapchat video:

Josh: Not going to happen. We can’t try to make a cool video. That’s not how viral videos start. They start as some dumbass doing some stupid crap.

On fame:

Daniel: I haven’t declined a person’s photo once. I’ve always seen myself as Daniel. I’ve never seen myself as famous or a celebrity.

Josh: You don’t want to go anywhere thinking, ‘Oh yeah, I’m famous.’ You could get so much crap for it. We haven’t changed that much.

On life and the future:

Josh: We’re blessed.

Daniel: I was living a perfect teenage life before Damn Daniel, I think both Josh and I are content with just living.



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