Alex From Target Meme
Alex From Target Sets the Record Straight
It all started with a modest tweet about a cute bag boy at Target, but it escalated very quickly into the creation of a Twitter celebrity the world fell deeply (and kind of weirdly) in love with. Tuesday, a user took to Twitter to swoon over a photo of Alex, a random Target employee who was just minding his own business bagging groceries. Twitter took it from there, many amazing memes ensued, and even the official Target handle weighed in. A marketing company called Breakr claimed that it was all a planned marketing ploy — a very successful ploy testing to see how "powerful the fangirl demographic" really is, at least according to Dil-Domine Jacobe Leonares, the founder and CEO of the company.
However, Alex From Target himself made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and claimed that he had no idea about the campaign and was completely astonished when the tweets starting pouring in and his followers went from 144 to more than half a million in just a day.
— rims (@auscalum) November 2, 2014
#AlexFromTarget meet and greet. $50 for a photo, $100 for a hug. pic.twitter.com/uX6ywVjJNI
— Sam Pepper (@sampepper) November 3, 2014
I fell in love with him the way he scanned my items, slowly and then all at once #alexfromtarget
— Alex (@ObeyMendes_) November 3, 2014
STEAL HIS LOOK: ALEX FROM TARGET shirt: $29.99 Target pants: $35.99 Target watch: $19.99 Target bags: $0.05 Target pic.twitter.com/FxV2cWUKWy
— Dream Closet (@TheDreamCIoset) November 3, 2014
Couldn't stop laughing#alexfromtarget pic.twitter.com/pmpOpBmhj6
— Alex From Target (@GilinskysHighAf) November 3, 2014
HAHAHA WHO MADE THIS?!? #alexfromtarget pic.twitter.com/KXa0YVnVM4
— alex from target (@tbhcamnash) November 3, 2014
THE Alex from Target pic.twitter.com/i9WVK29wwS
— Mary Kate (@MaryKate17_) November 3, 2014
We heart Alex, too! #alexfromtarget pic.twitter.com/LvA7qc5RfS
— Target (@Target) November 3, 2014
it all started with #alexfromtarget, but I'm more of a #stevefromstarbucks kind of girl pic.twitter.com/6rbqIwdck7
— Bitch Code (@TheTumblrPosts) November 3, 2014
Alex From Target's Response:
Am i famous now?
— DGM_Alex (@acl163) November 2, 2014
Now i have to change my number...
— DGM_Alex (@acl163) November 3, 2014