We just set a NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for most self portraits (selfies) taken in record time (yup, a selfie world record exists and your arm gets a helluva workout). WORLD PREMIERE of SAN ANDREAS and rewriting the record books all in one night. #MicDropBoom #NewSelfieKing #LONDON #SanAndreasWorldTour MAY 29th.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just added one surprising accolade to his resume. The action star and former wrestler, 43, became a Guinness World Record holder late last week.
Johnson entered the book of feats and oddities on Thursday, May 21, when he took the title of Most Self-Portrait Photographs (Selfies) Taken in Three Minutes. The Furious 7 star broke the record at the UK premiere of his upcoming disaster flick San Andreas, snapping selfie after selfie with fans and revelers on the red carpet outside of London’s Odeon Leicester Square.
The Guinness World Records organization celebrated Johnson’s achievement this past weekend, confirming his official win. “Guinness World Records adjudicator Mark McKinley ensured that selfie rules were followed, with requirements including the full face and neck of participants being viewable and that the images were focused, with recognizable faces and no blurring,” reads an article on the group’s official website. “Several selfies were disqualified, but a total of 105 were accepted to achieve the record title.”
The Rock took to social media to celebrate his new title, sharing a video of himself with his official certificate via Instagram. “I have just broken a Guinness Book of World Records for the most selfies of all time,” he says in the clip. “London, we did it!”
The Hercules star joins other selfie-related winners in the Guinness Book of World Records, such as Patrick Peterson, who holds the title of Most Self-Portrait Photographs (Selfies) Taken in One Hour, and Atasun Optik, who has the honor of Largest Online Photo Album of Self-Portrait Photographs (Selfies).
Johnson earned his Guinness World Record title just two days after he received another coveted honor. On Tuesday, May 19, the actor nabbed a spot on the walkway outside of Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre, leaving handprints in the cement alongside decades of industry greats.
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