Zyzz is looked up to by many because he was a nerdy, awkward-looking kid who managed to turn himself into an interweb celebrity based on his degree of fitness, his 4chan personality and the women he was able to get attention from (and bang, I suppose). His entire persona was, for the most part, an inside joke that endeared him to his target audience not only because of how over the top it was, but also for the results it got him,
For most teenagers looking to get into lifting, particularly the ones who aren’t particularly successful at meeting girls (let’s face it – the majority of teens who get into bodybuilding), getting ripped, partying it up and getting laid is what it’s all about.
Those serious about bodybuilding look up to Ronnie because of what he accomplished in the sport. People who don’t care about weight-lifting don’t give a shit about the juiced guy in the thong with the funny voice.
Similarly, teenagers who want to flip their lives around by getting an aesthetic body, attention from women and a degree of popularity above what most will ever achieve will look up to zyzz. People who don’t care about living that lifestyle for whatever reason won’t really be able to relate.
People like zyzz because he is a testament to what one can do with their lives if they work hard and play the game right. His goals might not have been yours, and you might not agree with the majority of his tactics, but to deny the 180 his life took based on his efforts is crazy.
The rest are pretty much known because of their association to him.