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Devbrat Patnaik

If you have ever gone gaga over your favourite personality or role model in the present times, you would probably not want to miss their throwback pictures when they were maybe much younger, stronger, beautiful and bolder. In fact, a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown has brought up many ideas on to the social media platforms, the latest being #MeAt20. The hashtag has gone viral in just a few hours with the microblogging site Twitter registering over 100k hashtag usages.

The 'Me At 20' has not only indulged the general public, but even politicians, cricket legends, TV presenters, actors, journalists, and many other famous personalities have been posting pictures of their 20-year-old selves.

"Ohh, I was overweight.. or underweight!! I had better curly hair a decade or two ago!! The innocence, hair-still-a-mess regret, the lost charm of the beauty, the missing dimples, the fair or ugly look" - every pic seems to have churned out some good old reminiscences.

Here are some interesting and prominent personalities who have joined the trend tagging leaving people in awe and appreciation.

Anupam Kher, Actor

Virender Sehwag, Former Cricketer

Tisca Chopra, Actress

Baijayant Jay Panda, National Vice-President & Spokesperson, BJP

Gul Panag, Actor

Anup Sahoo, Bhubaneswar DCP

Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP from Karnataka

Arabinda Padhee, Senior IAS Officer

Ananya Das, CMC Commissioner

Sudarsan Pattnaik, Sand Artist

Dilip Tirkey, Former Hockey Captain

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, Journalist & Defence Expert

Renuka Shahane, Actor, Writer & Director

Swaroop Rawal, Former Miss India & TV Star

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, Filmmaker

Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director of The New Indian Express

Nistula Hebbar, Political Editor of The Hindu

Dr Kumar Vishwas, Indian Hindi poet, Politician, & a lecturer. His "Koi Deewana Kehta Hai, Koi Pagal Samajhta Hai" however promises to never grow old.

Sanjay Jha, National Spokesperson, Congress shared a picture of Tom Cruise with #MeAt20 hashtag.

Dr Ragini Nayak, National Spokesperson AICC

Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor In Chief, Zee News

Smita Prakash, Editor, ANI

Kadambini Sharma, Anchor & Editor- Foreign Affairs NDTV India

Sunanda Vashisht, Political Commentator & Columnist

Take a look at the "Cricket World Cup Trophy At 20"

Priyanka Chaturvedi, Rajya Sabha member

Rajeev Gowda, Rajya Sabha member

Arun Bothra, the wannabe monk, too joined in to share a picture of himself in his late 20s.

And now, voted the best of the lot by many- Jagi Mangat Panda.

While max people stuck to the 20-YO vintage pics, some didn't stop there and added photos of their 30s and 40s. The #MeAt20 however disappointed the young tweeple below 20 years.

The early lockdown days saw another trend on Twitter #10YearsAgo which too was a massive hit. Apart from this, nominating people for their list of favourite books (#7Books) also got a good response.

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