(CNN) - Watch out, Ellen.
Colin Powell is starting his own selfie sensation.
The former secretary of state posted a photo on Facebook for what's become a social media tradition known as "Throwback Thursday," where people post photos from their past.
The retired four star general uploaded a black-and-white photo of a young Powell taking a picture of himself in front of a mirror.
"I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!" he wrote in the caption.
As of 1:45 p.m. ET, his photo had more than 46,000 "likes" and 11,000 shares on Facebook.
Ellen DeGeneres blew up Twitter earlier this month when the 2014 Oscars host squeezed in a number of A-list celebrities for an epic selfie at the Academy Awards.
It was re-tweeted more than 3.3 million times.