The crying piccolo girl has spoken out after several memes about her were created online. According to Sporting News, Roxanne Chalifoux became a topic on social media after she was filmed crying while playing the piccolo after Villanova lost to N.C. State over the weekend. Roxanne, a senior, got caught up in the moment, and couldn’t control her tears as she played her instrument at the very last game as an undergrad.
While hundreds of people had a laugh at Roxanne’s expense, she has since explained what that moment was like for her.
“I saw myself on the Jumbotron and all I could think about was that my dad was at the game. I didn’t want him to see me crying. Little did I know that it was going to end up all over the internet and that (my dad seeing me crying) was the least of my worries. It’s just easy to get emotional, especially when you’re a senior. That just changed the game for me,” Roxanne explained.
News that the crying piccolo girl speaks has also been rather popular today, as everyone is curious to hear how she feels about her unintentional viral video. Although she is shy, she does seem to be embracing her fame. You can expect to see her on late-night television this week (she will be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon either tonight or tomorrow night).
“I can’t even explain it. I think it’s like such a silly video and then that everyone just thinks it’s hysterical. People made it memes, people put Joe Biden with me. Oh my gosh, how can you miss it? I’ve just been taking it in good spirits. It doesn’t bother me, I think it’s funny,” she explained.
According to NewsOxy, Roxanne graduates in May, and has plans to attend optometry school in the fall.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the memes took the internet by storm this weekend, and they haven’t really stopped since.
— Pin Head (@TomAdelsbach) March 23, 2015
*Spends 10 years learning the piccolo only to become an internet meme called #flutegirl.* pic.twitter.com/OszVR6lzoO
— Aaz (@aaziam) March 22, 2015
The crying piccolo girl speaks of finding the memes funny, and she seems to be in great spirits following the game. Would you be upset and/or embarrassed if something like this happened to you?
[Photo courtesy of Twitter]