SPOKANE, Wash. --It all started when Chris Martin, a dad of three and a comedian at heart, thought his 19-year-old daughter Cassie Martin was taking a few too many selfies.
"I just did it because she was posting all these sexy selfies and I said to tone it down a bit and she didn't. So I said: 'I'll show you what it looks like then,"' Chris said.
Chris has been posting these photos periodically over the last year, but neither of them had any idea what would happen next. "It just completely exploded," he said.
"The next day it hit 10,000, the next day it hit like 12,000. It just kept going," Cassie said.
Cassie says she thinks the pictures are so popular because it's something parents and teens can laugh about together. "A lot of parents can relate to it because their teenage daughters, teenage sons will take selfies all the time," she said.
Chris says he's blown away by the response, especially from news agencies in other countries. "I'm like, 'why are you interested in me? I'm just a dumb American making fun of his daughter,"' he said.
Cassie says overall, the feedback has been positive and that's made her appreciate her dad even more. "So many people have been posting father of the year, this is hilarious, dad goals," she said.
And Chris says he's just happy to make so many people smile. "There's so many bad things going on, it's just something dumb to laugh at, you know, to take you away from it. If I can make someone laugh in Japan or Australia, that's great," he said.