Stars Wars Kid Is All Grown Up And Becoming A Lawyer
Eight years ago, Ghyslain Raza’s endearingly geeky Star Wars impersonation racked up millions of views on YouTube and drove him to a mental health crisis. After successfully suing the kids who leaked the video, he’s now in law school, doing well and looking dapper.
In the wake of his video surfacing online, Ghyslain dropped out of high school, was diagnosed with depression and became an in-patient at a psychiatric ward for kids. His family then sued the families of the classmates who leaked his video for $US250,000, an experience that apparently informed his future: Ghyslain is now a law student at McGill. He’s also the president of Patrimoine Trois-Rivières, a French Canadian cultural conservation society. [TechCrunch, Motherboard, GlobeAndMail, Cyberpresse]
Previously: What To Do If You Become an Internet Meme