Emma Roberts walking in the beach while making silly faces

What's The 'Emma Roberts Beach Walk To Lana Del Rey' Meme? The 'Stan Twitter' Reaction Video And Its Memes Explained

The American actress Emma Roberts has been one of the most popular sources for memes and reaction videos for the Stan Twitter community. Back in July 2021, a beach walk video of her making silly faces sparked several memes and jokes on the internet, as netizens called it the Emma Roberts Beach Walk To Lana Del Rey meme.

Moving forward to 2024 and the video is still used by Stan Twitter community as an exploitable and reaction meme. Roberts gave a recent interview for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon detailing how her viral beach video was created and her thoughts on the meme. Let's explain!

Where Is The 'Emma Roberts Beach Walk To Lana Del Rey' Meme From?

On July 24th, 2021, Emma Roberts posted a Reel to her Instagram page set to "Happiness is a Butterfly" by Lana Del Rey captioned "Beautiful night with @zimmermann 🧜‍♀️ 💚 @jodieboland" in which she walks on the beach, casually posing, smiling and laughing (shown below). At one point she also sticks out her tongue (shown below).

How Did The 'Emma Roberts Beach Walk' Became A 'Stan Twitter' Reaction Video?

It wasn't long before the video became a viral meme on social media, as X user @catrionacook_posted two days after Roberts' video was uploaded on Instagram the earliest known meme with the caption, "Me checking myself out in my webcam before the Teams meeting" (shown below).

The video continued to spread in the following years before it was picked up by media outlets.

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What Has Emma Roberts Said About The Meme?

A few days after the video went viral, Roberts posted a story to her Instagram page consisting of a meme reading "Me going viral after 30," the video, and another caption reading, "THANK YOU GAYS AND WHOEVER ELSE⭐" (shown below, reuploaded to Twitter).

What Did Emma Roberts Say In Her Interview On 'The Tonight Show'?

During an interview for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on April 3rd, 2024, Emma revealed the story behind the beach walk viral video, saying her sister "was like ‘you’re not posting enough videos,' and I took it so personal. So I had glam, I did this video, I made this stupid face and I put a Lana Del Rey song on it because I love her. The internet had it’s way with me.” The moment was also posted on YouTube (shown below).

For the full history of Emma Roberts' beach walk to Lana Del Rey, be sure to check out Know Your Meme's encyclopedia entry for more information.

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