Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres took an epic selfie Sunday evening that not only broke a record, it also broke Twitter. Well, it was actually Bradley Cooper who snapped the photo, but Ellen did the honors of tweeting it out to her 27.1 million followers. The photo then set a record for the most retweets and became the first to surpass 1 million for a single post. (President Barack Obama previously held the record with his re-election victory photo, racking up more than 780,000 retweets.)
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
The picture is now up to more than 2.8 million retweets and shows no sign of slowing down. Twitter temporarily shut down after she posted the selfie due to the massive amounts of people sharing the image. Among others featured in the photo were Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep.
This historic image got us thinking about the best selfies by golfers. Although none of these feature the level of star power Ellen’s had, they are still pretty epic.
Ian Poulter with 50 Cent
Ian Poulter snapped a selfie with rapper 50 Cent at the Daytona 500 this year, bringing some star power of his own. The golf and hip-hop worlds collided in this photo, making it historic in its own right.
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) February 23, 2014
Rickie Fowler GoPro Backflip
The next photo on the list is far from your typical selfie. Rickie Fowler pulled off this cannonball selfie while flipping into a pool with the help of his GoPro. After all, he’s used to backflips from his motocross days.
Ben Crane’s Tebow Time
Ian Poulter wasn’t the only golfer to grab a star for his selfie… funny guy Ben Crane managed to take one with Tim Tebow and Bubba Watson. Although he’s no longer a quarterback in the NFL, Tebow still carries some star power, as he’s become a household name.
Bubba and His No. 1 Fan
Earlier this year, Bubba Watson tweeted a selfie of himself and his son, Caleb, as they were getting ready for Bubba’s “Bubba Talk” Twitter session. A few weeks later, millions of people discovered why Caleb is Bubba’s No. 1 fan when he cheered for his dad from the sidelines as Bubba took home the title at the Northern Trust Open.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) January 6, 2014
Photo Gallery: Best Golf Selfies of 2013
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