Virgin Mobile gets nostalgic for 2012 and looks ahead at the best to come in 2013
From Christian Grey to Carly Rae, Virgin Mobile's top picks for 2012 and predictions for 2013 are in!
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The year just isn't complete without round-ups of the best moments and predictions on what will be turning heads and making our thumbs text furiously in the New Year.
"We wanted to put our own Virgin Mobile stamp on Canada's hot moments to remember from 2012. This year will go down in the history books for many reasons," says Andrew Bridge, managing director, Virgin Mobile Canada. "It was tough to choose because there were so many influences driving the trends this year - the influx of Christian Grey, random fashion statements and political battles - but we've narrowed it down to five top moments for 2012 and also had some predictions for 2013."
Top five Canadian moments of 2012
Canadian Idol contestant turned superstar Carly Rae Jepsen and her song
"Call Me Maybe" becomes the viral video of 2012 with everyone making
their own renditions. Who knew giving out your phone number to a random
could be so relatable?
President Obama's 'Four more years' tweet and picture of him embracing
his wife was the most re-tweeted picture of all time. Perhaps Stephen
Harper can beat him out with this year's family holiday card?!
Bedrooms became a bit steamier as over 750,000 Canadians flocked to
bookstores to pick up their own copy of "50 Shades of Grey". We still
don't believe that Anastasia never had a cell phone before meeting
Christian Grey. But, we suspect that he gave her a Virgin Mobile phone
The Toronto men behind Sh!t Girls Say capitalized on the beauty that is
female humour and became a Twitter and book sensation. "I just painted
my nails. Can you make a call for me?"
- Everyone knows Canadians love their Facebook, but they also love their Instagram pics too! Selfies blew-up on smartphones and everyone became a professional photographer.
Top five for what's to come in 2013
Sure, 2012 was a big year, but the experts at Virgin Mobile took a shot at predicting a some highlights for the year to come. Head's up though - Virgin Mobile cannot be held responsible if any of these predictions come true!
The IKEA monkey runs for Liberal leadership and offers free bananas and
shearling coats for every voter!
With some time on his hands during the NHL lockout, Sidney Crosby
creates the Canadian version of Gangnam style and has the world doing
Ryan Gosling saves a baby from drowning and rescues a cat stuck in a
tree increasing his chances of finally gracing the cover of People as
the World's Sexiest Man.
While owls were the posh animal of 2012, appearing in everything from
fashion to home décor, the beaver sets trends in 2013.
- The royal baby's (legit) Twitter account gets 2 million followers within the first week. That's pretty impressive considering the baby can't even curtsey yet.
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