DENVER (AP) — The manager of a Denver Chipotle restaurant has become an Internet celebrity thanks to the wide-eyed pose he struck alongside Mitt Romney when the Republican presidential candidate stopped by for lunch.
Marty Arps, 20, posed for a group photo with Romney and Chipotle employees Tuesday afternoon. Arps is seen making a wide-eyed expression while pointing at Romney.
The Associated Press photo is being shared extensively on Twitter and is making the rounds on websites.
‘‘It’s a facial expression I do when I'm excited,’’ Arps told The Daily. He told the online publication he made the same expression when he met singer Nicki Minaj.
‘‘It’s like, ‘Ah, it’s them, right there in front of you!’ They’re not from another world,'’’ he said.