Goldenberger spoke about how she first came across the meme in 2012, and was shocked at how it had already swept around the world through back channels of the 'net:
"I had no idea at this point how widespread it was. My eyes just get wide and I say, out loud, 'This is so f**king weird.'"
The weirdness was only just beginning for Goldenberger, who is now a nurse in Phoenix, as she recounts how her friends have thoroughly enjoyed the fact that she's Internet famous:
"Then there'll be a 30-minute session of them looking at every single version of it. I have to fake-laugh as if I haven't seen them all before. I just can't believe this is my 15 minutes of fame—I was hoping it would come in another form. But I guess you have to take what you can get."
As the real story goes, though, when Maggie was a fourth or fifth grader, her and friend Kaelyn would create funny and bizarre characters out of a dress-up box of accessories, making outrageous outfits, mannerisms, and whatever else struck their fancy.
One day, the infamous photo was snapped, with Goldenberger donning a vest, pigtails, and those memorable Goosebumps books. Kaelyn kept the picture for years, and when MySpace and Facebook rose to popularity, she uploaded the pic there too. And, as you probably guessed, that's where the shot eventually attracted the attention of the Internet.
It hasn't been all good for Goldenberger, though. After an online campaign to figure out her real name, an anonymous person tracked her down and snapped pictures of her on a beach, in a bikini, in Hawaii, uploading them to the Internet for all to see.
Goldenberger was not down with that (nor should she be!):
"I have no idea who did that. And if I'm going to have a bikini shot floating around on the Internet, I'd like to be spray tanned and under a waterfall somewhere."
The YouTube celebrity posted a lengthy, emotional video revealing that she and her husband are ending their marriage.
While sharing the sad news with her over 4 million subscribers, Colleen immediately broke down, saying:
"I am dreading making this video. I'm just going to say it. Joshua and I are getting a divorce. Man, that sucks to say out loud."
But, Miz Ballinger stressed that her former flame didn't wrong her in any way, adding:
"I want to start off by saying Joshua is a wonderful man, and I am so in love with him. This has nothing to do with he's a bad person, or he did something horrible to me, or anything like that. He's a good person and I love him."
Instead, the singer clarified that they ultimately weren't a good fit together: