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There’s something VERY wrong with this woman’s selfie…

“Is that a rat?”

Woman shares selfie with rat in background

A US college student has assumed internet meme-status overnight after a seemingly innocent, yet rather shocking mirror selfie went viral.

Alyssa Bordelon took to Twitter in late December with a sultry snap where she poses in front of a full-length mirror to show off a sequinned black dress.

“Going to dinner because I need an excuse to wear this,” she wrote.

The image has since received more than 12,000 reactions from horrified users, most of whom are baffled by the sheer amount of clutter made up of shoes, fast food, clothes and beauty products that litter her floor.

Meanwhile, one eagled-eyed user was quick to spot what appears a rat in the corner of the room, which could be seen scurrying in a pile of clothes next to a bag of jumbo marshmallows.

The Louisiana local, who couldn’t have possibly predicted such an explosive reaction to her dishevelled room, then decided to set up a GoFundMe page in the hopes to raise $US10,000 ($AUD13,500) for the encouragement to clean her room.

"Many of you have expressed concerns with the state of my apartment," she wrote in the now-deleted page’s bio.

"I hear them. However, being an adult with adult expenses, it is sometimes difficult to find time to give attention to less pressing needs. I have a full time job and a part time job, and I attend college full time."

"For those of you who don't attend college full time, that's 40 hours + ~20 hours + [(1 hour per class x 2 times per week) x 4 classes per semester] = 68 hours per week. I won't even add into that equation time spent studying, eating, or sleeping; however, those are necessary components of many human lives, mine included.

“This new internet fame I have encountered has given me a unique opportunity to make the most of my time. If I reach my goal ($10,000 = 1 year of tuition at my school), I will quit my second job and devote my life to cleanliness."

Predictably, her attempt to earn back her college tuition using the platform commonly used to help families struggling with serious illness has failed, with Alyssa raising only $65 before deleting the page for good.

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