Lupita’s cute brother gets instant fame after photobombing record-breaking selfie

2014-03-04 10:49
Los Angeles – Ellen DeGeneres gathered some of Hollywood’s elite to join her for a selfie with Meryl Streep.

While stars like Jared Leto and Angelina Jolie were struggling to get in on the action, Lupita Nyong'o’s absolutely adorable brother sneaked in to get a prime spot in the selfie that brought Twitter to a standstill.

By Monday afternoon, it had been retweeted some 2.8 million times, shattering the previous record of 810 000 retweets for the photo of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hugging after the 2012 election. Twitter was humming at 254 644 tweets per minute after DeGeneres' request, and the company said the crush disrupted service for 20 minutes.

(Lupita and her brother Peter. Getty Images)

Watch Lupita and Ellen talk about Peter’s epic photobomb here: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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