This Youtuber transformed his Instagram feed into a parallel universe where he’s hanging with celebrities in hilarious ways. Using skillfully photoshopped images of stars, this guy inserts himself into any and every situation. He goes by the name of Average Rob and describes himself as a “mediocre dude from Belgium.” But that just makes him all the more relatable.
Especially when you see what he’s doing in the pictures. More often than not, he’s doing something less than dignified with, on, or around the famous person. In reality, Average Rob is a digital artist and comedian, and it totally shows in his pictures. Take a look at his best moments being buddies with the rich and famous.
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Laugh at Rob’s Pain
Singer Beyonce Knowles and rapper Jay-Z have replaced Brangelina as the most powerful Hollywood couple, despite the ups and downs they’ve experienced in their marriage. Luckily for them, Average Rob was around to help counsel the couple and provide some comic relief when necessary. At least, that’s what he imagines at this basketball game.
Bey and Jay laugh as Average Rob gets hit in the face with the ball, and it’s quite an amazing hit. His face ripples from the impact and makes him almost unrecognizable. In any other situation, we’d hope that the iconic couple would seek out medical attention asap. Either way, it’s undeniable how seamlessly he fits into the picture.
Ryan Reynolds and a Couch Potato
When actor Ryan Renolds agreed to this photoshoot, we doubt he had something like this in mind. He gazes down the camera lens clutching at a giant stuffed teddy bear in a picture that was sure to delight his swooning fans. But he’s joined by Average Rob on the couch behind him, and it’s pretty much ruining his moment.
Rob captioned the photo on Instagram: “Shut up Ryan, I’m trying to take a nap here…” And honestly, we appreciate it. He shows what it actually looks like to lounge around at home, and the reality is it’s far less glamorous than Ryan would have us think. Most impressive of all is how it doesn’t even look like it was photoshopped – we would have believed this really happened!
Once Upon a Barf in Hollywood
At a quick glance, this image looks like a cool movie poster for Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. But upon closer inspection, Average Rob is catching a ride with the biggest A-listers around and struggling to hold it together. He’s thrown up into a paper bag while Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Quentin do their best to stay professional.
Rob captioned the image: “Once Upon a Barf in Hollywood…” just in case there was any doubt about what’s happening in the back seat. If there’s one thing you can say about the photoshop wiz, it’s that he’s not afraid to make himself the butt of a joke. Even if he ends up looking less than dignified in the process.
Rob Has David Beckham’s Back
Former professional English football player David Beckham is an international heartthrob, and it’s easy to see why in this photo. It’s no surprise he’s been swimming – David still maintains his great physique for all the modeling he does these days. Luckily for him, he’s got his friend Average Rob looking out for him when he gets out of a pool, ready to cover him in a towel.
It’s awesome how perfectly Rob photoshops himself in the photo and manages to get the lighting just right. He captioned this post: “David: Oy Rob, I think I forgot me towel m8… Me: I got you bruv… David: I owe you my life.” We may not be able to hear him speaking, but somehow, we can tell he’s got a pretty bad British accent.
Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift Are Photobombed on a Shoot
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has been close friends with model Karlie Kloss since they met at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2013. They became inseparable at the time, posing for a photo shoot in Vogue (pictured) and even taking a road trip together through the mountains of California. Average Rob wasn’t there at the time they were modeling, but he really wishes he was.
Even in his photoshopped fantasy, he sees himself pranking the stars rather than hanging out with them normally. He lifted his shirt and pressed right up against the glass in what would definitely be a hilarious selfie. Why edit yourself alongside them when you can ruin their glamorous photo shoot with a photobomb?
Cardi B Should Stick To Music
Hip hop artist Cardi B is at the top of her game these days, frequently producing chart-topping singles and winning countless music awards. She’s been in the papers recently because of her rocky relationship with rapper Offset, but maybe Average Rob has something to do with that. He doesn’t imagine Cardi on stage or at a red carpet event but rather sees them lounging on a chaise longue while she gives him a massage.
But it’s not as sensual of an experience as you might initially think. Rob captioned the photo: “Probably the worst massage I’ve ever gotten, would not recommend.” And it’s pretty hilarious. He stripped to the waist and has a pained expression on his face. Cardi should probably just stick to the music, in that case.
Justin Bieber Has a New Muse To His Music
Popstar Justin Bieber and his wife, model Hailey Baldwin let photographers capture them in marital bliss back in 2019. Posing for a Vogue photo shoot, the couple lounge by their pool in the sun of their Beverly Hills mansion – with Justin playing guitar and presumably thinking of his next chart-topper. Average Rob is there with his wooden recorder, jamming with the Canadian songwriter in a leopard print shirt.
For this post’s caption, Rob took the opportunity to shout out living under the European Union in Belgium. He wrote: “Living here is amazing! One of the cornerstones of the EU is ‘Freedom of Expression’, and without this I wouldn’t be able to create all these posts. This means I can make parodies of all these way too glamorous photoshoots without getting in trouble haha. Thanks for that!”
Third Wheeling Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Like a Pro
The makeup mogul and Kardashian sister Kylie Jenner was all about flaunting her relationship with rapper Travis Scott, the father of her child. That was until they broke up in 2019. Average Rob wanted to join in on one of their glamorous photoshoots, so he did what he does best and edited himself into the picture. We think you’ll agree; the result is spectacular.
Rob captioned the image, “Third wheeling like a pro,” and we couldn’t agree more. He’s getting a piggy-back ride from the media personality, all the while giving his best model-expression. But our favorite part has to be the hole in his sock that’s exposing his left toe. Rob loves to ground us in these classy celebrity moments, and we’re totally here for it.
Always Let Britney Spears Ride Up Front
Popstar Britney Spears has had a resurgence in fame recently as news of her conservatorship has shocked people all over the world. But things were pretty bad back in 2007, around the time she debuted her freshly shaven look. One particular incident has gone down in the history books as she attacked a photographer’s car with an umbrella.
At least, that’s what we used to believe. Thanks to Average Rob, we can see that he was actually responsible for her very public meltdown. He captioned the photo: “Throwback to when I called shotgun but Britney wasn’t having it… #NeverForget.” He should have known better than to mess with the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” singer during a sensitive time in her life!
Selena Gomez Get’s More than She Bargained For
Singer-songwriter and actress Selena Gomez describes herself as “a proud third-generation American-Mexican,” born to a Mexican father. She came from humble origins but worked her way to the top and is now one of the biggest stars of her generation. But Average Rob took it upon himself to bring her back down to earth.
Rob captioned this amazing picture: “The moment my a** burned to ashes. Thanks for the mental support Selena! #MexicanFood.” It’s hard to say whether she’d be flattered or insulted by this unusual homage, but we can be pretty sure that it’s the last thing she expected when she modeled for this shoot.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Neighbors From Hell
Television personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have been married for seven years and endured a ton of media speculation during that time. Only recently was it announced that they would be going ahead with a divorce and seeking joint custody of their four kids. But this photo reminds us of happier times for the Hollywood couple when Kim spent most of her time modeling Kanye’s Yeezy clothing brand.
Of course, Average Rob makes an appearance in a candid shot of the celebrity couple. But this time, he’s more of the disgruntled neighbor with noise complaints. He wrote on Instagram: “Hey Kanye, could you please stop running around giggling like a little girl. It’s 3 am and I’m trying to get some sleep… thank you!” To be fair, we’ve never seen Kanye smile so widely.
LeBron James Gives the Best Hugs
American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, has gone down in history as one of the best NBA players of all time. He’s played in a total of 10 NBA finals, and at 36 years old, has been playing professionally for 17 long years. We imagine one of the highlights of his career must be bear-hugging Average Rob.
We thought for a second that LeBron might have actually had his little friend in a headlock, considering how they’re wearing different uniforms from each other. But Rob insisted in the caption that he and the “giant” were just having an innocent bromance, despite his expression. You keep telling yourself that, Rob.
Rob’s Twin Sister Joins the Supermodel Line Up
Supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid posed alongside fashion models Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Imaan Hammam, Vittoria Ceretti, and Adwoa Aboah for a glamorous Vogue photoshoot. Everything looks airbrushed and perfect, that is until your eyes pan to the far left of the photo. It looks like Average Rob isn’t the only one rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
Rob’s created an alter-ego called Average Jennifer, who masquerades around as his twin sister. And it looks like she got the memo before Rob did on this one. He captioned this photo: “OMG!!! CAN’T BELIEVE MY TWIN SISTER JUST LANDED HER FIRST VOGUE COVER!!! SO PROUD OF YOU @AverageJennifer and all women around the world.” Inspiring.
Beyonce and the Twins Are in Good Hands
When pop queen Beyonce Knowles announced to the world that she was pregnant with twins in 2018, she posted this now-iconic photo to celebrate the happy news. And Average Rob had to post his own homage to the family, which arguably shows him getting a little too close for comfort. We can only imagine what would have happened if Beyonce posted this version of the image.
Looking shocked at what he’s hearing, Rob captioned the picture: “OH MY GOD!! CAN I LISTEN TO YOUR BELLY?!?!” It’s bizarre enough as it is, which is why we’re wondering why he had to be undressed for the occasion. But that’s Rob for you – always finding a way to make a situation more awkward.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Take Rob for a Spin
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie first met while filming for Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2003, while Brad was still married to Friends actress Jennifer Aniston. He denies cheating while they were still together, but many people still think there was way too much chemistry on set to hold them back behind the scenes.
Maybe things would have been different if Average Rob had been allowed on set like below. Pictured in a “Brangelina” sandwich, Rob sits between the costars wearing kids’ sunglasses and sipping on a McDonald’s soft drink. Yep, that would definitely kill the mood. Feeling nostalgic, he captioned the image: “Good old days… #RIPBrangelina.”
Spider-Man Does Whatever It Takes To Be a Good Samaritan
It’s not just celebrities that Average Rob likes to hang out with. From time to time, you’ll find him chilling with fictional characters, too. In this picture, Rob comes into contact with Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man in what looks like a lucky situation. Hanging off of the side of a skyscraper building, Spider-Man caught Rob by the elastic of his drawers.
Rob captioned the image: “Omfg that was close!!! Good thing I was wearing loose undies. Thanks for saving me Spidey.” At this point, putting his exposed butt on the internet is nothing for the photoshop wiz. If only Marvel Cinematic Universe had used this as an official poster for 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Rob Brings the Birthday Cheer To Eminem
Rapper Eminem seems to be something of a fascination for Average Rob. He’s featured him several times on his Instagram, but their bromance is totally in his head. For Eminem’s birthday a couple of years ago, he rendered this image of them driving in 2002’s 8 Mile.
He captioned the picture: “There’s always one person who’s more excited about your birthday than you are… Happy bday to the greatest @eminem!” Pictured sitting behind the American singer-songwriter, he’s definitely bringing some birthday cheer. And we can’t take our eyes off of how seamlessly he fits into the scene.
Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place for Black Panther
Average Rob now has over 300 thousand followers on Instagram, making him a pretty big influencer. He’s so internet famous these days that he’s even being paid for sponsorships with movie distributors and studios. For this photoshopped image, he worked with Marvel to advertise for their then-up-and-coming movie Black Panther.
He captioned the flawlessly edited pictured: “OH NO! HE DID NOT JUST CALL YOU PINK PANTHER!? Btw I’ve heard that Black Panther actually married Storm from X-Men? They divorced now tho, but yeah. Thought you should know. Can’t wait for Black Panther to hit theaters on Valentines day!” We’re happy to see Rob being recognized for his talents!
Frolicking in the Sun With Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been in the acting game for a long time now, having been performing since he was only two years old. Now 46 years old, he’s showing no signs of slowing down or even maturing. You’ll still find him going on dates with very young women or playing with water pistols in the sun.
This infamous picture has turned into an internet meme over the last few years, and for a good reason. Leonardo has never looked so care-free or genuinely happy. We love Rob’s photoshopped version even more than the original, though – it looks to be the start of a summer romance.
Rob Gets on Will Smith’s Last Nerve
Actor and film producer Will Smith has been one of the most bankable stars over the course of his career. He’s a workaholic who’s earned his millions by performing as the lead star in several blockbuster movies. This is probably why he’s choosing to shut his eyes and ignore poor Average Rob. Wait till you find out why.
Rob gave his Instagram followers some context for the photo. “This is the day I realized I was lactose intolerant,” he wrote. “I had a big ass latte that morning and let one go in the heli. A silent one, you know… keeping it under the radar. But then Will threw me out because the smell was unbearable. I tried to apologize, but he kinda passed out and the heli was too loud. So I was hanging there until we landed back in bell air.”
Things Get Saucy With Kim Kardashian
Television personality Kim Kardashian has been pictured doing some strange things through the years. But this picture would be up there with one of the weirdest photos yet, had it actually happened. Average Rob appears to have lost his mind when he photoshopped himself into this editorial shot.
At least Rob recognizes how weird he is. In the caption of his post, he calls himself “an idiot waffle,” and we honestly can’t disagree. Only a real fool would photoshop an image of Kim K pouring honey on his face. Something tells us the caption on his cap that reads “SAD BUT HAPPY” is really a cry for help.
Eminem Becomes the Pidgeon Whisperer
Remember when we told you Average Rob had a fascination with rapper and record producer Eminem? We weren’t joking. In this picture, Rob finds himself locked in some type of chicken coop thanks to the best-selling music artist. And we can’t help but feel more sorry for him than usual.
The Youtuber captioned this post on Instagram: “The reason why I haven’t posted in a while is because Eminem held me captive in his pigeon cage after I told him his mom’s spaghetti was a little bit undercooked… But I’m free now! Sorry for keeping you all waiting.” Rob really does let his imagination run wild.
Rob’s Grandfather Could Have Changed Titanic’s History
Titanic would have been very different had Average Rob been third-wheeling the whole time. But the photoshop genius actually imagines that it’s his grandfather sandwiched between Jack and Rose in the picture, not himself. Which makes sense, considering how the movie was set in 1912.
Rob captioned this photo: “In a parallel universe my grandfather [thwarted] Jack, hooked up with Rose and the Titanic never sunk. #DamnPlayer.” Now that really changes things. We thought the three of them were having an innocent cuddle on the nose of the ship, but we’re actually witnessing a love triangle.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Had a Lot on Their Plate
Singer and actress Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth were the couple everyone was rooting for, but it wasn’t enough to keep them together. Perhaps if they had an Average Rob to look after, they could have stuck it out for the sake of their pet. Something tells us Rob would be the needy kind.
Rob told his Instagram followers: “Never let your dreams be dreams people. Make it happen! Always wanted to be Miley Cyrus’s dog… Look at me now!!! #Inspirational.” To be fair, being the pet of a rich and famous person must be a pretty sweet deal. You’d be living in the lap of luxury until the end of your days.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Secret Surrogate Mother
Remember when the news broke out about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West using a surrogate mother for the third child? It was 2017, and everyone wanted to know who the woman carrying their baby was. The papers were reporting that the couple paid upwards of $100,000 for the privilege.
We’re happy to tell you it was Average Rob all along. He told his Instagram followers: “ALRIGHT PEOPLE!! THE WORD IS OUT!!! I AM KIMYE’S SURROGATE MOTHER.” He added that he was only three months pregnant and “lookin swole AF,” which is definitely true. As good as he is with photoshop, he’s not so good at understanding women’s bodies during the gestational period.
Kevin Hart Needs His Personal Space
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is used to making people around him laugh. But he doesn’t look so amused at having Average Rob by his side, and upon closer inspection, we can understand why. Rob’s drunkenly resting his hand on Kevin’s leg, and we can imagine that that’s a frightening prospect for anyone.
For context, Rob captioned this photo: “When your buddy is drunk at the pre-party and you can’t feel a thing… #SorryKev.” At least when Rob photoshops himself hanging with Hollywood A-listers, he’s realistic about how they would likely react.
Taylor Swift Leaves Her Legos Lying Around
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift recently made history at the 2021 Grammy Awards Show by taking home the album of the year award for her surprise lockdown album “Folklore.” At 31 years old, she’s the first-ever woman to win that award three separate times.
But according to Average Rob, she’s completely different in the comfort and privacy of her own home. Rob captioned this photo on Instagram: “OMFG TAYLOR!!! PICK UP YOUR LEGO WHEN YOU’RE DONE PLAYING!!!” To which one witty commenter wrote in response: “Lol it’s Ed [Sheeran]’s not hers maybe Ed forgot it at her house?”
The Party Trick That Wows Tyler The Creator and Kanye West
It’s hard to get in to the parties that music artists Tyler The Creator and Kanye West go to. But it’s even harder to impress them. Luckily, Average Rob knows exactly what stops to pull to keep their eyes on him. He told his Instagram followers: “When Tyler The Creator and Kanye ask for a party trick you better deliver.”
Rob continued: “Minds were blown away that evening. Can’t even remember how many times people told me to sign up for X-Factor afterwards. Anyways, feels good to be appreciated for something you’ve work so hard for. #DontGiveUpOnYourDreams #NoGlueJustTalent.” Rob’s nothing if not inspirational.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Rudely Interrupted
Before 2016, Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had been the ultimate Hollywood power couple. They were nicknamed “Brangelina” by the tabloids and had what seemed like a picture-perfect life. But as we might expect, Average Rob couldn’t help but photoshop himself into the A-list marriage, especially on the set of an intimate photoshoot.
This picture was actually posted on Average Rob’s Instagram when news of their split had made it to the news. He captioned the photo, “RIP BRANGELINA. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS,” perhaps hoping it would bring him some closure. He spoons the couple while gazing off to the side in what is best described as a smize. And understandably, Angelina looks alarmed.