‘Damn Daniel’ has become a viral Internet sensation, but Joshua Holz certainly didn’t plan it that way! The teenager and Daniel Lara sat down with Ellen DeGeneres and admitted that this whole craze started totally randomly. Check out the interview here!
Daniel Lara and Joshua Holz were just teenagers having a good time when they created their ‘Damn Daniel’ video series — they totally did not expect it to blow up the way it did! The guys even got to do an interview with Ellen DeGeneres due to their newfound fame, and finally explained how this started in the first place. Watch here!
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“It was just, like…it was just out of nowhere,” Josh, the voice behind ‘Damn Daniel,’ admitted. “I just came up to Daniel after school and I was just like, ‘I’ll post this on my Snapchat story.’ So I took a video and I was like, ‘Damn Daniel,’ just out of nowhere. And it was like…everyone started to love it. The first clip, with him in the blue Nikes and blue windbreaker, that was the first time [I said it].”
Can you believe that this was all totally unintentional!? Luckily, the guys’ friends in their high school realized how hilarious the clip of 15-year-old Josh complimenting Daniel’s style in this way was, and the pair kept it up, allowing them to create the 30-second montage of ‘Damn Daniel’ clips that quickly went viral. We’re obsessed! The guys seemed to have a great time while chatting with Ellen, and even did a remake of the ‘Damn Daniel’ video with her as a guest star. Love it!
Daniel is a total Internet sensation now, but before all this happened, things were very different. “Daniel is not the kind of guy who uses fame for attention, “one of Daniel’s classmates told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He is not used to all the attention he is getting. He said it was all kind of scary. He kind of misses being normal, the way he was.” Well, considering Ellen gifted him a lifetime supply of white Vans — the shoes he was wearing in the vid — we gotta believe there are some perks to the fame!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Josh created ‘Damn Daniel’ out of nowhere?! What do you think of this viral craze?