Ben Stiller can now add world record holder to his resume. The actor broke the record for the longest selfie stick ever made at the “Zoolander No. 2” premiere in London, according to Guinness World Records.
Everything was recorded on the red carpet, which was actually blue during the evening as tribute to titular character Derek Zoolander’s blue steel fashion look. Confirming the record was official is Guinness World Records adjudicator Mark McKinley, who measured the stick on the carpet.
Stiller even took a photo once it was extended to its record-breaking length of 28 feet and one inch, making the selfie device more than eight times longer than the average stick. The middle section is part of a 26-foot long window cleaning pole.
Reportedly, the crowd was uneasy as Stiller had a hard time with the pole that swayed in the wind before snapping a photo. In order to be awarded the title, the elongated selfie stick had to be proven to function in the same way as a standard selfie stick does, which required a self-portrait to be taken.
Not that one can tell from the naked eye, but those are the film’s stars, including Penelope Cruz, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell and co-writer Justin Theroux, posing way down below.
After the stick was proven successful, McKinley presented Stiller with a certificate on before the screening while celebrities and fans looked on.