This is what it's like find yourself on the front page of Reddit

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 03:42:26 AM. CNET's Rebecca Fleenor took a picture of herself looking like a work of art. Here's how that photo traveled from her Instagram account to internet fame.
Woman has a striking resemblance to subject of The Broken Pitcher by William-Adolphe Bouguereau from pics Today, I woke up and opened Reddit's front page like I normally do (ahem, every single day for the past six years). Boom! My face stared back at me. I've spent all morning answering dozens of texts, emails and Facebook messages from co-workers, old friends, even guys I used to go out with, wanting to know if the girl in the photo was me. It's surreal, and time-consuming, to go viral on the internet. If you're as obsessed with Reddit as I am, you might have seen a picture of a woman standing in front of a William-Adolfe Bouguereau painting called "The Broken Pitcher" looking strikingly like the girl in the 1891 portrait. Yeah, that's me. My friend took the picture at San Francisco's Legion of Honor museum in November. He didn't see the resemblance, but I twisted his arm and he begrudgingly took the picture with my phone. My shirt happened to match the skirt of the girl in the painting, which was a fun coincidence. I posted the photo to Instagram (with a filter to add an old-timey feel) and Facebook, where my friends and family generally thought the photo was cool. But that was it. Up until a few days ago, my 10-month-old Instagram photo received a whopping ...11 likes. (It's at 913 now, and changing by the minute.) My spirit painting. A post shared by Rebecca (@fleezee) on Nov 12, 2016 at 12:56pm PST On Reddit, the photo has more than 1,600 comments, many of which are...Read more
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