The Meteoric Rise Of Grumpy Cat

This is the story of one cat’s climb to fame. Now that she’s set to be a movie star, one question remains: Will the increasing pressures of stardom change her??

1. Tardar Sauce was born on April 4, 2012 to a loving family living a normal life.

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2. Her namesake is, in fact, the sauce.

**Her owner named her since her coat matches the color of the sauce.

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3. Little did this teeny Grump know she would soon be propelled into the world of fame and fortune.

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4. EVERYTHING CHANGED on September 22, 2012, when this photo was posted on Reddit.

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5. Accusations came in that her dear face was photoshopped! The horror!

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6. Tardar was annoyed and, in un-grumpy fashion, decided to do something.

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7. She posted a video to Youtube just to let everyone know how little she gave a shit.

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8. Pokey, her more conventionally handsome brother, assumed he would be the star.

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9. But her video unwittingly rocketed her to Stardom where she would forever be known as…

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11. Soon her face was everywhere, representing the grumps of the world.

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12. Some became obsessed, permanently memorializing her on their bodies.

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13. Agents clamored after her but only one got through: Ben Lashes*

Agent to the famed “Keyboard Cat”

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14. Demands for television appearances came pouring in.

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15. But they soon became wearing.

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16. She started getting sick of being recognized in the supermarket.

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17. Seeking some normalcy, she took a job here at Buzzfeed.

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18. She soon rose to the top of the ranks.

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19. However, she started to feel the constraints of a desk job.

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20. And the never-ending desire of her coworkers to make her smile was taxing.

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21. No one puts Grumpy in a smile-corner.

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22. She decided to realize her true calling: Stardom.

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23. No hard feelings though, we still named her the Most Important Cat of 2012

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24. Fresh in the job market, she quickly signed a deal with Frisky’s to do their Youtube Talk Show.

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25. They even flew her to appear at SXSW.

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26. There, she smooshed faces with other celebs.

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27. She was the biggest star of SXSW but obviously didn’t care.

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28. And then…she won MEME OF THE YEAR at the Webby Awards.

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29. One might assume this kind of fame would change her…

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30. But in April, she made sure to share her birthday with her family.

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31. But didn’t forget her fans.

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32. Her and her brother remain close, despite past jealousy issues.

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33. Plus, she has used her fame for good so far.

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34. She’s become the face of some good causes….

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35. But what will happen to her now that she’s not just a star but a MOVIE star?

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36. Will she give into the pressures of Hollywood?

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38. Only time will tell how she’ll handle the increasing pressures of a life in the limelight.

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39. We have high hopes for her future though…

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40. Because if this didn’t make her smile.

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