The current queen of the Internet, Candace Payne (a.k.a. “Star Wars Mom”) has had a wild ride since buying herself a Chewbacca mask as a birthday present and making a video about it. She’s been on the news everywhere, her video has been seen millions of times and most recently, while on The Late Late Show with James Corden, she met Star Wars producer and nerd hero J.J. Abrams.

Check out the video above that shows her warp-speed ascent to fame.


David Eckstein is a writer living in Los Angeles.