The reaction from Lupita Nyong’o’s brother Peter Nyong’o when he learned of his newfound celebrity shows why Oscar 2014 viewers took him to their hearts. The Florida university student, who can be seen beaming out of Ellen’s epic selfie with a quirky flat top and thick rimmed glasses, posted a montage of him in a photo with Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson.
The mock up showed Peter supposedly taking part in the songstress Superbowl wardrobe malfunction. Besides it he wrote: “Apparently I’m photobombing everything #lmao #icant #dead hahahahaha.
Peter, 20, has been accompanying Lupita on the awards circuit for the last six months, having his picture taken with the glitterati. He’s been sharing snaps with his 4,500 of himself with Samuel L Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Idris Elba and even Sir Alex Ferguson.
On Sunday he seized his chance when Ellen beckoned stars like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence into her photo.
His infectious joie de vivre won the approval of Girls creator Lena Dunham, who tweeted: “Who else thinks Lupita’s brother should have his own show”
His Oscar-winning sister said: “That was his win for sure. He got into the most famous selfie in the world. I am glad I could have facilitated that.”