In late 2011, Facebook launched its timeline cover photo display platform. While some people were reluctant to accept the change, there were many who embraced it and came up with creative ways to manipulate their personal pages. Perhaps one of the most well-known collections of pop-culture-themed cover photos belongs to teenager Libby Cooper.
Cooper, who not surprisingly spends a lot of her free time online, likes to edit famous images from movies and art by inserting herself into the scenes. Some of the most-liked photos are of Cooper appearing in "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," joining the British boy band One Direction, holding up baby Simba in "The Lion King," and starring in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."
When Cooper posted a sampling of her work on her Tumblr page on Wednesday, it became an instant hit, racking up 55,000 "likes" and reblogs. Commenters speculated that due to the low-resolution and handmade quality of her photos, Cooper may be using Microsoft Paint to alter the images.
Cooper's Tumblr also mentions her previous lack of friends on Facebook. "I don't think people understand how lonely I am on Facebook." Of course, after her near-instant surge in popularity, that's hardly the case anymore. In fact, at her mother's insistence, Cooper created a new Facebook account to accommodate all the new friend requests she has been receiving.
While Cooper may not be a real pop-culture icon, she's certainly gotten a lot closer to inserting herself into the scene, figuratively speaking.