Alex LaBeouf, also known as Alex from Target, rose to social media fame way back in early 2014 when he legit became a Twitter sensation pretty much overnight. In case you're not familiar – or it's just been a while since you've thought about it, which is totally possible – it all started when a teen Target shopper in Texas snapped a photo of a hot boy working at the checkout counter. And yes, that cashier cutie was Alex.
That one single pic the girl snapped ended up sweeping the Internet, and Alex ended up racking up hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers in just one day. We know – wild. He then went on to visit talk shows around the country, and it's safe to say he had a pretty successful 15 minutes of fame. Come on, who could ever forget his appearance on The Ellen Show?
Three years later, we couldn't help but wonder – where is Alex from Target now? Well, here's what the 19-year-old has been up to since first getting checked out at checkout.
The highlight was when he did the worm shirtless, obvs.
Alex is all about making videos, and he just recently brought his YouTube channel back to life. He's posting old videos, along with new ones – and it is all just pure gold, really.
NEW YOUTUBE: https://t.co/NbmnCyEVgS pic.twitter.com/sJZ7kdR6UT— Alex Lee (@AlexLeeWorld) October 7, 2017
NEW YOUTUBE: https://t.co/NbmnCyEVgS pic.twitter.com/sJZ7kdR6UT
“I’ve been in the house the entire time,” he said in an interview after some crazy run-ins with fans. “I’m kind of scared to go in public.”
Because why not?
Because you know, the whole music thing was not in the cards. "I can't sing. I don't like hearing myself sing," he exclusively told us.
His IMDB page, which literally is titled "Alex from Target" instead of his real name, shows that he starred in a drama called "Coming Home." Although the movie is listed as "completed," there doesn't seem to be a release date attached to it. Buy hey, this boy band spoof seems to count as acting.
He's clearly way more edgy now than he was in his swoopy-haired Target days.
Her name is Kelsey, and they're like the cutest couple ever, you guys.
So there you have it! It's crazy to think three whole years have passed, but it's honestly crazier to think that he still has 1.6 million Instagram followers and over 600k Twitter followers all from one pretty pic. A lot has changed, but Alex will always be ~from Target~ in our hearts.
This post was originally published on July 28, 2017 and since has been updated.
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