The mystery of what makes someone go viral and become internet famous is something future anthropologists will likely ponder for years. And perhaps their number one case study will be that of Danielle Bregoli, the now infamous “Cash Me Ousside” girl. The teen’s appearance on Dr. Phil in late 2016 was at turns hilarious, cringe-worthy and actually rather sad, and the internet went absolutely bananas over it.
But what’s Danielle really like when she’s not playing the tough-talking teen on TV? Well, these 20 facts about one of 2017’s most beloved – and bizarre – viral sensations should clue you in.
20. Her dad is actually on the side of the law
Considering how many times Danielle has had run-ins with the police, it’s rather ironic that her own father is a man of the law. Ira Peskowitz is in fact a sheriff’s deputy for Palm Beach County in Florida. However, due to her parents’ stormy custody battle, Danielle rarely sees him.
19. She helped her mom cope through her chemo
At one point, Danielle was actually her mother’s rock. It’s hard to believe, considering the way they now physically and verbally abuse each another. But when Danielle was six, her mom, Barbara Ann, developed cancer, and her daughter was her support during that tough time.