Damn! Now Daniel Lara, the face of the viral ‘Damn Daniel’ vid, will be able to rock his signature white Vans for an entire lifetime — all thanks to Ellen DeGeneres. Love the trend? Hop on the white Vans bandwagon yourself and click here to snatch a coveted pair of your own!
Daniel Lara, 14, is one stylish — and lucky — kid! After making his television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres show on Feb. 24, Ellen DeGeneres, 58, surprised Daniel with a gift no one could appreciate more than “Damn Daniel” himself — a massive collection of white Vans! How appropriate, right? Channel your OWN inner “Damn Daniel” and score a pair of White Vans below — trust us, this shoe is on FIRE right now.
Much to his excitement, Daniel was presented with his lifetime supply of Vans as Ellen interviewed him, along with the “Damn Daniel” videographer, Josh Holz, on her show. He seemed pretty stoked about receiving his shoes, and we don’t blame him — thanks to Daniel, white Vans have become a closet staple for teens everywhere! To hear more about the “Damn Daniel” phenomenon, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
“Back at it again with the white Vans!” has even become a household phrase due to Josh’s Snapchats and Daniel’s killer style. So it was really no surprise that to thank Daniel for all the free publicity, Vans wanted to give him a surprise he’d never forget. Feeling jealous? Snag your own pair of Vans — you can actually SHOP them HERE — and start embracing your own too-cool-for-school style.
But who knew that a simple pair of white sneaks could gain so much buzz! Well, Daniel probably could have guessed. After all, they ARE his shoe of choice when it comes to looking stylish. And his signature look is so sought after right now that white Vans are currently THE shoe of the moment. What a trendsetter!
Daniel and his white Vans were launched into stardom thanks to his pal’s shoe commentary. The saying “Damn Daniel” has spawned countless memes and has been parodied by tons fans as well as NBA players on the Los Angeles Lakers. The high school freshman, who’s actually quite shy, has even been flooded with marriage proposals from total strangers online. But that’s not even the full extent of the “Damn Daniel” craze, the soundtrack from the original video has even been turned into a seriously hot club track. Is there anything “Damn Daniel” is not capable of? Well one thing’s for sure, he’s NEVER going to run out of sweet kicks!
Hey HollywoodLifers, how are you going to rock YOUR white Vans?