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Justin Trudeau photobombs Vancouver teens’ prom photos

Only in Canada.


Tess Cagle


Posted on May 22, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 1:40 pm CDT

Teens in Canada received a dream gift for their prom: a selfie with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  

Trudeau was jogging around the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 19, when he and his official photographer, Adam Scotti, ran across the teens on their way to prom.

Scotti captured Trudeau passing the group and posted the moment onto Instagram.

“Sometimes it’s just scenic shots, other times, it’s running past an unsuspecting grad group—half clued in, others were more distracted by the ginger with the camera,” Scotti wrote on Instagram. “A memorable moment for all. I always love to watch people’s faces as they realise who just ran past, often several paces after he has passed.”

Luckily the teens managed to get a selfie with Trudeau before he returned to his run. Their prom photographer, Cameron Corrado, shared the shot on his Instagram.

Twitter users quickly pointed out the noticeable lack of security detail Trudeau travels with—a stark contrast to U.S. officials.

Scotti said these photos are part of a side project he and Trudeau have, where they document the places they go and the runs they go on.

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*First Published: May 22, 2017, 8:12 am CDT