Hello Reddit,

This is Zeddie Little, now known as "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy." As requested, I will be answering your questions, whatever they may be. I'm very excited to be a part of this interview and look forward to speaking with you all!


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[deleted]1962 karma

Are you prepared for the title "Sexiest Man Alive 2012" by the People magazine?

photogenicguy1896 karma

Haha! I'm pretty sure I'm miles away from even being a contender, nor would I ever expect it.

photogenicguy1882 karma

Hey guys, I just want to say I'm having a ton of fun doing this interview.

Thanks to all of you for making this random picture such a phenomenon. It would most likely have gone entirely unnoticed without the your collective powers here.

I'll start answering more questions, and quicker. Just been getting a feel for this.

Thanks you all so much, again!

EvilCyborg101828 karma

What is the best thing that has come from this overnight fame?

photogenicguy2785 karma

I have to say, I really enjoy being part of such a good joke. I was noticed by an older woman around 70 or so in the grocery store on Saturday and she was ecstatic, saying, "I saw you on my TV!"

As well, I'm completely honored to be approached by the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health to run the NYC marathon. Any way I can promote healthy living and such positivity is really humbling.

flounder191752 karma

Do you have an unflattering photo of yourself? And if not, can you just acknowledge my existence?

Edit: there aren't enough reactiongifs in the world

photogenicguy514 karma

I'm sure I have plenty. I haven't been one to take many pictures, honestly.

sirsasana1683 karma

What is your hair-care regimen?

photogenicguy1838 karma

Oh man, I kinda saw this one coming, haha. Just shampoo, maybe conditioner, no particular brand or whatever. Its really thin so I just use wax/pomade from Keihl's (product placement?). And once in a while go to a cool barber called Freeman's.

omplatt1635 karma

What do you do in real life? (job/hobbies/etc) Also, you're pretty.

photogenicguy1887 karma

I bartend at a restaurant in NYC and I manage web content and PR material for a pretty rad music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Hobbies: I like running, listening to too much music, and am really into the NYC food scene -- I cooked for about 6 years and a little here in the City, and I just can't shake the bug i have for cooking/eating/learning about food and gastronomy.

[deleted]1588 karma

How does it feel to be the only person on the planet to be accidentally internet famous for good reasons?

photogenicguy1692 karma

Good, really. Thanks for liking me guys! It's still just a crazy experience, but I'm having fun with it.

photogenicguy1531 karma

Ok everyone, I am going to call it a night.

I really really had a fun time. I hope I answered some solid questions and hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.

Again, I want to thank all of you for this opportunity and catapulting my likeness to world renown. I;ve said it before, but it's all so surreal and greatly appreciated.

Looks like I'm now a Redditor! I might change the name, but who knows.

Thank you again for a great time!

Good night! Zeddie

if you'd like, follow me @watkins_little

hatman27021477 karma

Is Zeddie short for something else? Or is that just your actual name, making you possibly the greatest person ever to have lived? Apart from Benedict Cumberbatch.

photogenicguy1660 karma

I'm not sure. I am one of several Zeddies in a line of generations. It might be a southern thing?

zuneman1414 karma

Has your newfound fame resulted in any monetary gains (Big movie roles, book deals or tv commercials)? Do you hope it does?

I kid, I kid..

photogenicguy2115 karma

Nope. Brooks Running has been in touch, (I was photographed wearing their racing shoes and shorts) and we've been throwing around some ideas.

I haven't been too much in contact with agencies or whatever, but I'm not opposed to doing commercials/modeling/etc. I think it would be a new and fun experience.

I have, however, been contacted by the John Ritter Foundation to run the NYC marathon this year. I'll be running to raise awareness for Aortic Health. I am really glad they contacted me to do it.

Polite_Canadian_Girl1399 karma

How did you first react when you found out you picture went viral? How has it affected your life?

photogenicguy2060 karma

I got a call from Redditor friends about 4 hours after the images was initially posted on the internet. They were saying I was number one on Reddit, and gave no explanation, so I assumed whatever it was was really bad, but I was racking my brain as to what it could have been.

When I finally saw the photo I laughed for about an hour. It was just surreal. It's still surreal.

NanoGeek1387 karma

Has anyone recognized you as RPG?

photogenicguy1868 karma

Starting this past Friday, the 13th, people have really started noticing me. It's still a new experience - people knowing you from a random picture. It's all been in good fun, which is cool.

I went running throughout the City last night and a couple people yelled at me throughout my run.

greywarden1330 karma

What's your favorite meme of yourself?

photogenicguy1819 karma

It got to a point where it felt weird looking at a billion pics of mysef, so I might have missed out on any recent ones within the past week or so.

There are a ton of great ones. Off the top of my head, I like the "Record Milk Sales" one, the creepy Wolverine one and definitely the RPG photoshopped into the North By Northwest airplane scene.

AwkwardLurkerComment1255 karma

Did you know what Reddit was before all of this? If not, who was it that broke the news to you of your internet fame?

photogenicguy1481 karma

I knew of Reddit and sort of how it worked, but nowhere near this directly.

Feltron1110 karma

Do you own "Ridiculously Photogenic Dog"?

photogenicguy1520 karma

I don't own "the" photogenic dog, but I do own a good looking pup, seen here: https://twitter.com/#!/watkins_little/status/191224916559921155/photo/1

Her name is Jamma, she's about 3, and was a rescue at about 5 days old. I think she's a golden-chow mix. Best dog I could ever imagine.

smexyfish1100 karma

So, when was the last time you paid for anything at a bar?

photogenicguy1390 karma

Always, I guess.

Janky_Pants1055 karma

Who's your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?

photogenicguy1664 karma

Michaelangelo. Duh.

jimbo919871023 karma

2 part question: what's your favorite breakfast and can I stay the night?

photogenicguy1565 karma

  1. Eggs benedict. Classic.
  2. Can you poach an egg?

d-nj999 karma

How does it feel to have single-handedly crashed the reddit servers?

photogenicguy1225 karma

Did I? Craziness.

powermad47960 karma

What has been your friend's/family's reaction to all this? did you know of memes before you became an internet sensation?

photogenicguy1528 karma

They love it. My dad was so proud he would have given away my complete biography, complete with SSN to a journalist until I had to ask him to dial it back a little bit, haha.

Yeah, I've always found memes funny, but never, ever though I'd BECOME one. Bizarre.

jakeredfield925 karma

Do you realize how many straight men you turned gay?

photogenicguy1124 karma

I do not. Really?

Himi_Jendrix405 karma

Were you nervous about going on TV? Or did you just enjoy the experience?

photogenicguy700 karma

I've had stage fright in the past, but with TV, there's not really a visible audience to make you nervous. I just got lost in the lights and started going with it.

norrisfollower26387 karma

Was the picture just an accident, or did you see the camera and smiled at just the right time?

photogenicguy629 karma

Total fluke. My friend was among the crowd while I was running. They were behind me, actually, and as I turned around I guess I looked straight into a camera lens.

Daniel110302 karma

Did you know how to spell "ridiculously" before this meme?

photogenicguy481 karma

I would time and again, and I was actually wondering the correct spelling of it like a day before this all broke. I had a tendency to start by spelling it as "re.."

justdgl_therealone267 karma

How do you view your famous picture? Normally most people doesn't like their own photos, would you say " yep. That's definitely a ridicoulous good photo". I'm really interested how you like your picture :)

photogenicguy445 karma

Regardless of who the subject is, Will King took a great photo. I've told Will, the photographer, that as well.

89rovi153 karma

You seem to also be in ownership of a ridiculously photogenic dog. Is this a coincidence, or did you specifically get that dog because it is photogenic?

photogenicguy247 karma

Got the dog when she was like 10 days old, so I had no clue what she'd look like!