Selfie Kid makes it to Ellen
February 13, 2018
Ryan McKenna, a.k.a the Selfie Kid from the Super Bowl appeared on Ellen this Friday. Evidently nervous, the 13-year-old from Massachusetts, explained that he was not Googling “Who is Justin Timberlake” as the Internet famously poked fun at, but was actually trying to restart his phone.
My dad told me he was coming up so I had to push out there, but I had the video when I was going out to Justin, and then I had the iPhone 6, so that thing is slow. So it just shut off, and that’s why all the memes formed.
Little did he know that this selfie that gave him a bit of a trial to get would make him an Internet sensation. During the interview, Justin surprise Ryan by calling in and saying, ‘It’s nice to meet you, finally.’ Ryan was in tears! He continued by saying,
I tell you what I want to do because it was so unexpected that you came down and because all of this has happened, I thought to myself I really wanna meet you properly.
The singer gifted Ryan and his family tickets to his concert in Boston, the last stop of his tour. The Selfie Kid is a fan of the Patriots, and so Justin gifted him with four VIP tickets to a Patriots home game next season, as well as four pre-game field passes. Talk about lucky!