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
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 18, 2020
Virender Sehwag, Former Cricketer
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 18, 2020
Tisca Chopra, Actress
— Tisca Chopra (@tiscatime) April 17, 2020
Baijayant Jay Panda, National Vice-President & Spokesperson, BJP
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) April 17, 2020
Gul Panag, Actor
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) April 17, 2020
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) April 17, 2020
Anup Sahoo, Bhubaneswar DCP
— Anup Kumar Sahoo (@anupkumarsahoo) April 18, 2020
Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP from Karnataka
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) April 18, 2020
Arabinda Padhee, Senior IAS Officer
— Arabinda K Padhee (@arvindpadhee) April 18, 2020
Ananya Das, CMC Commissioner
— Ananya Das (@AnanyaDasIAS) April 17, 2020
Sudarsan Pattnaik, Sand Artist
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) April 18, 2020
Dilip Tirkey, Former Hockey Captain
— Dilip Kumar Tirkey (@DilipTirkey) April 18, 2020
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, Journalist & Defence Expert
— Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) April 18, 2020
Renuka Shahane, Actor, Writer & Director
Me at 24 ?? pic.twitter.com/Wym2SFnVwf
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) April 18, 2020
Swaroop Rawal, Former Miss India & TV Star
— Swaroop Rawal (@YoSwaroop) April 18, 2020
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, Filmmaker
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) April 18, 2020
Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director of The New Indian Express
— PrabhuChawla (@PrabhuChawla) April 18, 2020
Nistula Hebbar, Political Editor of The Hindu
— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) April 18, 2020
Dr Kumar Vishwas, Indian Hindi poet, Politician, & a lecturer. His "Koi Deewana Kehta Hai, Koi Pagal Samajhta Hai" however promises to never grow old.
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) April 18, 2020
Sanjay Jha, National Spokesperson, Congress shared a picture of Tom Cruise with #MeAt20 hashtag.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) April 18, 2020
Dr Ragini Nayak, National Spokesperson AICC
— Dr. Ragini Nayak (@NayakRagini) April 18, 2020
Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor In Chief, Zee News
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) April 18, 2020
Smita Prakash, Editor, ANI
— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) April 18, 2020
Kadambini Sharma, Anchor & Editor- Foreign Affairs NDTV India
— Kadambini Sharma (@SharmaKadambini) April 18, 2020
Sunanda Vashisht, Political Commentator & Columnist
— Sunanda Vashisht (@sunandavashisht) April 18, 2020
Take a look at the "Cricket World Cup Trophy At 20"
Not every trophy has its #MeAt20 yet, but Cricket World Cup does.
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) April 18, 2020
Priyanka Chaturvedi, Rajya Sabha member
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 17, 2020
Rajeev Gowda, Rajya Sabha member
— Rajeev Gowda (@rajeevgowda) April 17, 2020
Arun Bothra, the wannabe monk, too joined in to share a picture of himself in his late 20s.
— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) April 18, 2020
And now, voted the best of the lot by many- Jagi Mangat Panda.
— Jagi Mangat Panda (@JagiPanda) April 17, 2020
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.
— Kaaleen Bhaiya (@KaalinB) April 18, 2020
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.