How Kalin Elisa Went From Baby Shower Photo To '#Squatbae'

How Kalin Elisa Went From Baby Shower Photo To '#Squatbae'

When doing it for the 'Gram goes right.

Published September 12, 2018

Next on our I Went Viral series is Kalin Elisa, also known as "Squatbae."

Remember the infamous meme that rapidly went viral almost immediately upon its posting? Well, the woman behind the hilarious social media moment is speaking with us about the pic that broke the internet.

Elisa, who became virally famous for the squat-and-squint meme, spoke with us from Atlanta about her rise to cyber fame.

She explained that the picture was born when she was getting ready for her friend's baby shower, and, while taking photos with her girls, who are all a part of "The Squat Squad," the now signature stance was born.

Watch her dish more on what she dubs "the prison squat" in the video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: BET)


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