For us jaded media types, sometimes it takes an outsider’s perspective to truly appreciate the visceral impact of the Hollywood overnight sensation experience.

To wit, Quebec’s English language newspaper The Suburban has a fun piece about the bi-coastal rise of Harley Morenstein (pictured), co-creator of the YouTube smash sensation cooking show Epic Meal Time. The article leads off with a viral-star-to-viral-star moment that bespeaks the Internet flavor of our times:

As Morenstein first walked through the doors of the Gersh talent agency in Los Angeles, he experienced the kind of star-struck moment typical for first-time Tinseltown visitors. In this case, however, Morenstein had not spotted a famous actor or pop music sensation.

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