Mimi ‘It’s Gonna Be May’ is 10 years old 2022-05-01 12:05:47

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Justin Timberlake’s iconic “It’s Gonna Be Me” meme, a play on the singer’s pronunciation of *NSYNC’s song “It’s Gonna Be Me,” has officially been around for a decade.

The meme, featuring a fresh-faced Timberlake, from the band’s era, was created by Keanna Davis when she was a student at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

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“I was planning my busy April calendar and posted it as a joke to my friends,” Davis said at Interview with her alma mater.

Davis, who now works for an educational software company, has been a fan of *NSYNC since 1998.

“I’ve never been able to see them in concert, but I begged my mother for any souvenirs she saw in the stores,” she told the university. “I still have the *NSYNC blanket she gave me for Christmas 20 years ago.”

She said she had “no idea what the meme would become.”

A decade later, the photo is still circulating on social media at the end of April. Last year, Davis got an extra boost of online attention when Timberlake tagged her on his social media accounts, saying, “I gotta give my props where it’s right.”

“I was in shock,” she said. “I got a lot of calls and texts, and I had to keep my phone on the charger all day.”

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