At the beginning of August, Reese Witherspoon started a meme trend that perfectly captures how we all feel this year. Dubbed the "Reese Witherspoon Challenge," the meme features a grid of different characters the Oscar-winning actress has played, accurately matching each month's mood—from cheerful optimism in January to repetitive dread throughout summer. On Monday, Chip Gaines took to Instagram to share his take on the challenge.
Along with the mood of each month, Gaines' meme focuses on how time feels like during 2020. Using the same grid of months, Gaines added photos of him progressively getting older. January is matched with a baby picture of him and the February grid shows a photo of him when he was young, wearing sunglasses. The March grid is another photo of him when he was young. In all three photos, he's smiling. April features a headshot of him with a slight smile. But in the May through June squares, he looks upset and he's not even looking at the camera in these photos. In August, he's taking his shirt off, still frowning. And to to finish the meme, September is a photo of him with an aging filter, and, yes, he still looks upset. "WOW... 2020 has aged me. #2020challenge," he writes in the caption.
Chip isn't the only celeb to join the challenge. A day after Witherspoon kicked it off, Zooey Deschanel posted her version featuring Jessica Day, the character she played on New Girl. Other stars who joined the viral challenge? Viola Davis, Mindy Kaling, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Anniston and many more. Honestly, every variation is on point. Is it 2021 yet?
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