Breaking News Bar
updated: 2/5/2018 11:00 AM

Teen gains fame after Justin Timberlake selfie at Super Bowl

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 

BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts teenager who took a selfie with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show has become a social media sensation.

Thirteen-year-old Ryan McKenna said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday that his phone "exploded" with messages and phone calls and he now has thousands of new social media followers.

Ryan says he was unprepared for his brush with fame. Timberlake, he said, "just came up and I just like jumped right in there with him."

He got a shout out from his school, the private Derby Academy in Hingham south of Boston, which tweeted out one of McKenna's photos.

Ryan is also getting some free skiing. He was wearing a sweatshirt bearing the name of Maine's Sunday River ski resort, which offered him a free season pass.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.