Australian Comedian Breaks the Internet With Viral Trend


| LAST UPDATE 12/06/2021

By Kayla Black
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Meet Celeste Barber, an Australian comedian and actress who has flexed her funny bones on Instagram for all of our entertainment. And trust us when we say... We're very entertained.

The comic gained international traction a few years ago after getting cast in the 2016 to 2019 comedy series, The Letdown. But off-set, Barber's been building a following of her own completely centered around her hilarious trend known as #celestechallengeaccepted. And let's just say that no celebrity or model is safe when it comes to Celeste's LOL-worthy hashtag. The comedian has gained millions upon millions of likes by posting side-by-sides of Instagram-perfect pictures versus her hilarious attempts to reenact them. From Megan Fox to Rihanna and Kylie Jenner, Celeste has brought humor to high-class Instagram content, one post at a time.

And it's taken her to places she could never have imagined! The 39-year-old comedian found herself making ground with American audiences thanks to her trend, which featured a great deal of U.S. supermodels and celebs. Soon, she landed incredible opportunities like appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and even front row seats at Tom Ford fashion shows during New York Fashion Week! "I'm just as shocked as you," Celeste gushed to Jimmy as she relived the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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It's clear that while Celeste's 8.5 million Instagram followers get a kick out of the funny comparison pics, Barber's also taking a stand against superficial beauty standards that are seldom realistic - all while teaching us not to take ourselves too seriously. And even the celebrities made fun of in Celeste's posts can get behind it! "IVE MADE IT," Gwyneth Paltrow commented on her collage with the iconic Instagram comedian. Celeste even admitted to Kimmel that she'd received requests by countless celebrities to be featured in the #celestechallengeaccepted trend.

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And lucky for us, there seems to be no shortage of material for Celeste to work with, so we can be sure to expect more hilarious posts from the queen of Instagram.