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Man tricks Reddit to vote for him to meet Taylor Swift

The reddit user won a meet and greet with the star, beating out a superfan with 30,000 followers

Published 12/10/2015 | 10:13

A man won a meet and greet with superstar Taylor Swift after tricking Reddit into voting for him.

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Reddit user Mantaraylover, real name Lan P, posted a thread on the 'Learn Useless Talents' subreddit entitled 'How To Trick People Into Getting Them To Do Useless Things For You'.

The link turned out not to be one to a discussion thread but instead, one to vote for Lan to meet Taylor Swift.

Rather than be outraged by the trick, the Reddit community joined behind the trickster and helped him secure the number one spot, beating out a Taylor Swift superfan with 30,000 followers on Tumblr.

In return, Lan promised to wear a tshirt reading /r/learnUselessTalents but his over excitement on the day meant his t-shirt didn't quite get the showing that was expected.

However, it just goes to show that if you are just cheeky enough, you can win a meet and greet with Taylor Swift. Read more on Lan's tricky approach here.

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