Teen gains fame after Justin Timberlake selfie at Super Bowl - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Teen gains fame after Justin Timberlake selfie at Super Bowl

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.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • The Latest: Ex-Russian diplomat calls US charges 'fantasies'

    The Latest: Ex-Russian diplomat calls US charges 'fantasies'

    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:00 AM EST2018-02-17 13:00:22 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-18 01:12:20 GMT
    U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute.
    U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute.
  • US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

    US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:10 AM EST2018-02-17 10:10:14 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-18 01:12:05 GMT
    A Navy officer on a U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets says American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever "international law allows us" when asked if China's new islands...
    A Navy officer on a U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets says American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever "international law allows us" when asked if China's new islands could restrain them in the disputed waters.
  • The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons

    The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-02-17 23:30:56 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:11 PM EST2018-02-18 01:11:49 GMT
    White House official says US thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds.
    White House official says US thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds.
Powered by Frankly