Karl Stefanovic is the latest celebrity to take part in the viral ‘2020 in photos’ challenge that has taken the Internet by storm.
On Friday, the Today show’s Instagram account shared a hilarious meme featuring pictures of the 45-year-old on the breakfast program to depict each month of 2020.
The meme is meant to show how the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on everyone’s lives. ‘2020 has been the longest 315 months of all time… #2020Challenge,’ the post was captioned.
The first photo, for January, shows a smiling Karl looking full of optimism for the year ahead.
By March, when the coronavirus pandemic was declared a pandemic, his expression has taken a turn for the worse.
The year’s mood quickly descends, with Karl looking confused and exasperated throughout April to June.From July to September, Karl has hilariously chosen a picture of himself crying on the Today show.
The screenshots are from a memorable segment in 2013 when he was left red-faced after eating the world’s hottest chilli pie, known as the ‘Flaming Ron’.
The post comes after Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon kicked of the challenge on Wednesday when she posted her own version of the meme. Taking snaps from her movies Legally Blonde and Wild as well as recent TV smash Little Fires Everywhere, Reese’s meme prompted her fellow Hollywood stars to play along.
Reese’s 2020-by-month meme quickly soared to more than one million likes on Instagram, and a string of emojis and comments from the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Oprah.
Since posting the meme, a number of A-listers including Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo have shared their own version of the challenge.