'Ridiculously Photogenic Guy' returns to Charleston
By Justin Petersonjpeterson@abcnews4.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- By now, most everyone knows that smile!
It's the smile of the Zeddie Little, known by people all over the world as The Ridiculously Photogenic Guy.
He received the title after a picture of him running this year's Cooper River Bridge Run went viral.
This weekend the College Of Charleston graduate is back in the Lowcountry, and on Friday he made an appearance on Good Morning Charleston.
Little says at first he was completely unaware his picture was being spread on the Internet like wild fire.
"The bridge run was on a Saturday, and come Tuesday around like 5:00, I got an email and a bunch of phone calls saying 'you're all over the Internet.' I had no clue what was going on," Little said. "I saw the picture and couldn't quit laughing at myself. It was funny."
Little says he is still trying to get used to being a celebrity.
"Now it's kinda still bizarre. It's funny reading all the jokes. You get to the point where I didn't even see myself in the picture anymore. It was just some guy that the Internet created, just this Internet persona. It was cool to be a part of it."
Little says life is definitely not the same anymore, now people recognize him everywhere he goes.
"There's people who go 'oh you're the guy!'...They call me by my name."
And with his new fame, he is taking the chance to help bring attention to The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health.
"Contacted me briefly after everything kinda blew up and they asked if I'd run the marathon (New York) for them. I immediately agreed -- for heart health, it's a very important topic to raise awareness on."
Surprisingly, Little says nobody's really asked for a picture of him.
"People kind of yell at me, like 'hey!' I did have last week a group of girls trying to call me back but I was on a roll, so I kept going. But, I waved at them and they all liked it."