Justin Timberlake Halftime Selfie Kid Speaks: 'I Just Went for It'

The undisputed champs of Super Bowl LII were a jubilant Philadelphia Eagles. But a hands-down leader of halftime was a teen a internet immediately dubbed “selfie kid,” who somehow managed to take some of a spotlight divided from Justin Timberlake’s high-energy opening by holding an unconstrained array of snaps with a headliner.

It all seemed like a uncanny fluke when JT went adult into a stands for “Can’t Stop a Music” and one vivacious immature fan looked like he was losing it perplexing to get a good snap with Justin. He got his wish, and more, when Timberlake draped his arm around a child and stopped to poise for a pic. 

The teen incited into an present meme, and of march someone found him and got his story, though not before a internet gave his 15 seconds of fame.

A contributor from a St. Paul Pioneer Press found 13 year-old Ryan McKenna in a stands, who pronounced when he saw a cocktail idol headed his approach he immediately stopped filming a video and switched over to his camera app to try and get a snap with a Man of a Woods. “I only suspicion to myself, ‘I’ll never get this event again in my whole life,” he said. “I only went for it.” 

McKenna’s father pronounced they satisfied really fast that his son was now branch into an internet sensation. “My phone started floating up,” pronounced father John McKenna. “It died, like, now after it happened. We had friends from all over reaching out. we couldn’t trust it.” McKenna is a 7th grader during Derby Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts, and his family flew in around noon on Sunday for a diversion and they designed to fly out on Monday morning, after attack adult Good Morning America to speak about his enchanting encounter.

“It’s been so crazy,” Ryan McKenna said. “I don’t even know what to think. All my friends have been texting me and stuff. It’s insane. My phone is roughly dead. I’ve gotten so many notifications. I’ve got like 36 Snapchats, like 21 DMs and like 150 supporter requests on Instagram. The Press reported that as reporters swarmed his son, John McKenna couldn’t trust a attention. “We had a good event to come see a Super Bowl,” he said. “Never in a million years did we consider this would happen. 

Ryan was only as blown divided as a internet began referring to him as this year’s scene-stealing Left Shark. “It was already crazy to be during a Super Bowl in a initial place,” he said. “Then all of a remarkable I’m adult on a Jumbotron and everyone’s articulate about me. we can’t trust it.”

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