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Meet “Overly Attached Girlfriend!” Hilarious Justin Bieber cover version spawns hundreds of internet memes
The unblinking eyes, the deranged smile, the creepy yet earnest words – meet Overly Attached Girlfriend.
In response to Justin Bieber”s competition for devoted female fans to submit “girlfriend” versions of his hit single Boyfriend, one young lady became an Internet sensation by uploading this hilarious clip to YouTube.
The most entrancing of the submissions comes from a young woman named Laina Walker who plays the role of an obsessive girlfriend quite convincingly in her YouTube videos.
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Fancy a date Laina sings her “overly attached” girlfriend version of Justin Bieber”s hit single Boyfriend
She glares into the webcam and sings off-key to the Bieber backing track with self-penned lyrics like: “Nag, nag, nag on you… ask all about your past and Facebook stalk you too”.
She later sings: “I”ll always be, checking up on you…hey boy, who you talking to”
The star behind the video is known only as Laina who describes herself on her Facebook page as an “entertainer”.
Since the video appeared last week, her comic expressions have been ripe for a host of memes.
Restraining order “Overly Attached girlfriend” does her best to frighten off all future boyfriends with her Justin Bieber cover version
Moving too fast: After the song clip was posted on June 27, memes have popped up with this hilarious picture
The YouTube clip, called JB Fanvideo,has been viewed more than 5 million times since it was uploaded on June7. Overly Attached Girlfriend also has her own Twitter account and Tumblr page.
Justin Bieber is set to pick his favorites from fans who have made their own versions of his track. They will be played on a TV special for the Canadian heartthrob later this month – tying promotion of his music up neatly with the launch of a new perfume – called Girlfriend.
Laina”slatest cover version was uploaded today and is a reinterpretation of Carly Rae Jepsen”s Call Me Maybe – to equally creepy effect.
Crazy girl: Unblinking stare, manic smile, exuding intensity… what”s not to love about the overly attached girlfriend
Keeping it casual: The video has been viewed on YouTube more than 2 million times
Stay in touch: Overly Attached girlfriend also has a Twitter account devoted to her and a Tumblr of all her memes
Multi-talented: The girl not only covers Justin Bieber”s hit single Boyfriend but also Carly Rae Jensen”s Call Me Maybe
Forever yours: The Internet meme has taken on a life of its own since the video was posted last week
Sensation: Laina who describes herself on Facebook as an entertainer made the video after Justin Bieber asked female fans to do “girlfriend” covers of his song Boyfriend
Stay with me: The hilarious video has become an Internet sensation… but will it be one of Bieber”s favorites