18-year-old LSU student and lifelong Tigers fan, Kaileigh Thomas, is still being talked about only a few days after being identified..
The LSU Death Stare Girl Has Been Identified https://t.co/rn4cHQkuJH
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) November 4, 2018
Now she’s talking to the press, as she told The Athletic what she was thinking as the camera zoomed in on her, unknowingly becoming an internet sensation:
“I start to realize it’s going to take a miracle for us to win,” Thomas said. “At that moment, I just kind of shut down, like, we’re going to lose. At that moment, a big black camera started coming at me. Earlier in the game, we saw the camera and tried to wave. We didn’t think it was on. One of my friends said, ‘The game is on, they’re not filming you.’
“I kept staring at it because I was like, ‘Why is it in my face? I’m not in the mood for this at all.’ I’m trying to watch this game. The last thing I wanted was a camera in my face.”
Today, I got to talk to Kaileigh Thomas, better known to the Internet as The LSU Death Glare Girl from Saturday night's game.
She explains why she was staring directly at the camera the whole time and what life has been like the past two days: https://t.co/902X3O8uJt pic.twitter.com/WUVipYd7u5
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) November 5, 2018
Looks like she’s happy most of the time.
Always happy to be an #LSU Tiger! 🐯💜💛@kaileighthomas_ #ForeverLSU pic.twitter.com/3ob2NGRYOL
— LSU (@LSU) November 5, 2018
I just checked my watch, her fifteen minutes are almost up.