In 2007, Britney Spears took the VMAs stage by
storm sprinkle when her "Gimme More" performance wasn't exactly her best work. Critics slammed her for being a "sad sight," calling her show "disrespectful and half-assed."
Devoted fan Chris Crocker, now 28, stood up for Brit in a YouTube video, below, that went massively viral by late-2000s standards: "The world needs to know that Britney still has her fans. Britney needs to know that she still has her fans. I love you Britney. Just know that, OK?"
Recently the Internet revived this video and found Crocker's social media accounts, containing posts about the entertainer's current music and comedy projects. The photos are rather attractive, as you can see.
"We should always feel attractive, not just when society tells us that we're attractive," Crocker said. "For many years of my life, I have identified as transgender, and I have not had the finances to transition. And so living in Tennessee, living in a town where it's not safe for me to be my full self, I have adapted to my surroundings. So when I hear that I have 'gotten hot' I immediately think, well, was I just not hot before because I was androgynous?"
"Inner confidence beats a million people telling you that you got hot," Crocker continued. "As long as you're happy with the way you look and as long as you're expressing your true self, that's what's most attractive."