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Actor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is seen on stage during the "Hamilton" performance for the 58th GRAMMY Awards in New York on Feb. 15, 2016.
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It started with a question, tweeted Aug. 4 by a Twitter user named @mariancall: “What were your first 7 jobs?”

It’s simple enough, and she went first: “Babysitting, janitorial, slinging coffee, yard work, writing radio news, voice-overs, data entry/secretarial.” Fast forward a few days and it rocketed into a hashtag (#firstsevenjobs) that began to trend (also see #first7jobs), finding a much larger audience and scooping up some celebrities in the process, like talk-show host Stephen Colbert and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Oh, and Buzz Aldrin.

A lot of people joked about internships and even futuristic endeavors (“President of Mars”). Others who joined include ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, singers Christina Perri and Regina Spektor, comedian W. Kamau Bell and even Monica Lewinsky:

Expanding on this briefly, he replied to a Twitter user who remarked about the “Drawing 1 model” gig, writing “best paying job at Wesleyan. Got nekkid for 14 bucks an hour, real tasteful like.”

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