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Teen Snaps Selfie with Timberlake at Super Bowl, Becomes Insta-Famous


A 13-year-old 7th-grader is Insta-famous today after he snapped a selfie with singer Justin Timberlake on national TV during the Super Bowl halftime show.

Ryan McKenna found himself next to Timberlake during the concert as the singer walked up into the crowd. As Timberlake passed McKenna, he noticed the boy’s phone and posed for a quick selfie:

McKenna then posted the selfies to his social media accounts… and they went viral.

Justin Timberlake is the best guy ever

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What a time love you

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It seems that major media outlets are talking more about McKenna’s selfie than about the halftime show itself:

McKenna appeared on both TODAY and Good Morning America today to talk about the selfie:

“I just thought to myself, ‘I’ll never get this opportunity again in my whole life.’ I just went for it,” McKenna tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “My phone is almost dead. I’ve gotten so many notifications […] It was already crazy to be at the Super Bowl in the first place. Then all of a sudden I’m up on the jumbotron and everyone is talking about me. I can’t believe it.”