Photo of BJ Novak 'mistakenly' makes it to the public domain and the results are hilarious

B. J. Novak attends the premiere of Amazon Studio's "Late Night" at The Orpheum Theatre on May 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
B. J. Novak attends the premiere of Amazon Studio's "Late Night" at The Orpheum Theatre on May 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo credit Rich Fury/Getty Images

If you think you've recently spotted "Ryan" from the beloved NBC comedy "The Office" as a cover model for a face paint product in Uruguay, you may not be wrong.

It turns out the keen product placement is the result of a years-old "mistake."

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Everyone's favorite Dunder Mifflin Paper Company temp has somehow become a model for several overseas products from personal care items to rain ponchos – much to the surprise and delight of the actor, comedian, writer and director himself.

"Years ago, someone mistakenly put an image of me on a public domain site, and now apparently I am on products all around the world, but I am too amused to do anything about it," B.J. Novak wrote on Instagram on Monday, hilariously sharing photos of the wide array of foreign products in question.

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Photo credit B.J. Novak/Instagram