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Ben Stiller sets Guinness record for longest selfie stick at 'Zoolander 2' premiere

Ben Stiller sets Guinness record for longest selfie stick at 'Zoolander 2' premiere
Ben Stiller, center, uses the world's longest selfie stick to take a picture of "Zoolander 2" cast and crew members and guests at the London premiere of the movie. (Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)

Apparently, there's a lot more to life than having a really, really, ridiculously long selfie stick, and Ben Stiller recently found out what that is.

Guinness World Records took a turn for the vain on Thursday when the "Zoolander 2" star scooped up the record for longest selfie stick at the sequel's London premiere in Leicester Square.

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The film's 50-year-old star, director and co-writer, who's been globe-trotting with costar Owen Wilson promoting the high-fashion comedy, whipped out a 28-foot, 1-inch selfie stick at the film's blue-carpet premiere, with officials from Guinness there to corroborate the record-breaking moment.

Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Penelope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Justin Theroux attend a London fan screening of "Zoolander No. 2" at the Empire Leicester Square on Thursday in London.
Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Penelope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Justin Theroux attend a London fan screening of "Zoolander No. 2" at the Empire Leicester Square on Thursday in London. (Ian Gavan / Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Stiller's photo-taking contraption was more than eight times as long as an average selfie stick, with a midsection made up of a 26-foot-long window-cleaning pole, according to Guinness.

The Blue Steel expert pointed the stick high above the blue carpet to successfully snap a portrait for the record books, capturing costars Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell, co-writer Justin Theroux, fashion designer Valentino Garavani and numerous others looking up from below. 

Ben Stiller, right, with the certificate for the record-breaking selfie stick.
Ben Stiller, right, with the certificate for the record-breaking selfie stick. (Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Stiller is reprising his role as clueless male model Derek Zoolander, who in the film has a penchant for selfie sticks, and Wilson returns as his fellow model and sidekick Hansel as they attempt to put an end to a plot to assassinate the world's most beautiful people. Ferrell also returns as the notorious Mugatu.

"Zoolander 2" struts into theaters on Feb. 12.

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