Glow-ups have become the internet’s trending way of sharing before-and-after transformations of yourself from childhood to adulthood — a metamorphosis that leads people to become their best and most beautiful selves. But in the same vein as a “revenge body,” the glow-up is also meant to make people from your past jealous of just how glamorous your life is now. In the latest viral internet challenge aptly coined #KarmasABitch, this is exactly the intent of those sharing videos of a captivating transformation in the blink of an eye.
Inspired by a fan edit of Riverdale‘s Veronica Lodge delivering the popular line “Oh, well, karma’s a bitch” over the soundtrack of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” remix, the short Instagram video has sparked a trend of glow-up videos that first took off in China.
Although the original fan-edit video was posted in November, the first string of challenge videos didn’t begin circulating until January. And it’s never too late to watch the first of these incredible glow-ups.
Hello it is Friday and I am here with the latest Chinese meme: “karma’s a bitch”
Here are some of the best ones: pic.twitter.com/tdjItEkzvL
— Kassy Cho (@kassyapple) January 26, 2018
From the viral reaction that each of the videos received, it’s evident that people quickly caught on to the trend. After the challenge eventually got a name, the videos started to become more widespread to different countries and people — now even catching on with celebrities and popular influencers, including the Riverdale star herself.
A post shared by Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) on Mar 4, 2018 at 5:19pm PST
A post shared by Aimee Song (@songofstyle) on Mar 2, 2018 at 10:56am PST
A post shared by Dorit Kemsley (@doritkemsley) on Mar 5, 2018 at 3:12pm PST
A post shared by Priti Grg (@muapriti) on Mar 5, 2018 at 6:04am PST
A post shared by Netflix US (@netflix) on Mar 2, 2018 at 12:23pm PST
It seems that the more you watch, the more entertaining they become. Especially when people get creative by introducing cosplay into the mix or their dogs. All in all, it’s safe to say that anybody can have a glow-up.
A post shared by Poppy @ HavenCon (@poppydeare) on Mar 5, 2018 at 11:29am PST
Karma’s a bitch… See @superheroesunlimited for more of our model’s transformations!! . . Nel Cosplay by Superheroes Unlimited!! . . #karmasabitch #karmasabitchchallenge #riverdale #riverdalememe #cosplayer #cosplay #bleachanime #nel #nelbleach #superheroesunlimited #cosplaygirl #transformation #anime #bleach #cosplaymodel
A post shared by Angel Rose (@angelrosemodeling) on Mar 3, 2018 at 11:39pm PST
HAHA I COULDN'T HELP IT GUYS. LELE IS TOO CUTEEEEE!!! Groomed by the lovely @christineseah who was also part of the group who found Lele when he got lost. What a wonderful coincidence that she's also a dog groomer so of course I'll enlist her services from now on :)))))) • #hensumboi #swetboi #swagboi #lovelyboi #mybebe #swetbebe #leleboi #karmasabitch
A post shared by Le En (@goofy_feline) on Mar 1, 2018 at 4:13am PST
Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: