'Selfie' is the word of 2013: Five celebs show you how to do it best

'Selfie' beat a number of other buzzwords of 2013 to become Oxford Dictionary's word of the year. Here five celebrities - everyone from Tom Hanks to Hillary Clinton - show you the many faces of the selfie

Apoorva Dutt November 20, 2013 11:52:40 IST
'Selfie' is the word of 2013: Five celebs show you how to do it best

 

 

Selfie is the word of 2013 Five celebs show you how to do it best

When Tom Hanks got on stage to award actor Steve Martin an honorary Oscar at the 2013 Governors Award, he decided the timing - being on stage with thousands of fellow stars and many more people watching him from home - was ripe for taking a selfie with the kind of deranged grin you might expect from a Twi-Hard if they ran into Robert Pattinson at the grocery store. Steve Martin is, in his turn, sporting the kind of clenched smile a celebrity might if now was the time their bodyguard had decided to take a coffee break. - Getty images

 

 

Selfie is the word of 2013 Five celebs show you how to do it best

In sharp contrast to Tom Hank's mania and Steve Martin's naked fear, here we have a young fan posing with Angelina Jolie, all the while sporting a blase expression that seems to say 'I could be at home watching Game Of Thrones right now'. Jolie is surprisingly adept at the art of the selfie - note the perfect alignment of the phone and their faces - for someone who once claimed to be so technologically-challenged that she couldn't even use a computer. - Getty images

 

 

Selfie is the word of 2013 Five celebs show you how to do it best

Where celebrities go, can politicians be far behind? Here we have Britain's David Cameron posing for a selfie with a volunteer at the London Olympics. If we look at the phone, we can see that Cameron has no idea what he's doing, since his face has been lopped off in the selfie-framing. The British tabloid headline writes itself: 'Selfie SHAME: What else is Cameron getting wrong?" This selfie is notable also because there are not one, but two photo-bombers in it. First is a geeky bespectacled type just looking to be part of the fun, and the second one ominously looming on the left is quite obviously, James Bond's nemesis. - Getty images

Selfie is the word of 2013 Five celebs show you how to do it best

The selfie is the ultimate act of democratisation. Everyone loves it, whether it's your attention-seeking 14-year-old cousin on Facebook, or two of the most idolised, intelligent and talented women in the world. Here, Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton opt for the classic selfie pose - the "Conjoined at the Head Twins". They both look deliriously happy, which just goes to prove that no matter who you are, if you're happy and you know it, take a selfie. - Getty images

 

Selfie is the word of 2013 Five celebs show you how to do it best

The selfie is like a mirror which can sometimes reveal truths the selfie-taker might not have wanted outed. Such as it does here with Ashton Kutcher, in a classic example of the selfie gone wrong. This photo perfectly encapsulates everything that is annoying about actor Ashton Kutcher. The slack-jawed, vacant-eyed expression is just the tip of the iceberg. When you couple this selfie (Kutcher was promoting this phone) with the self-image Kutcher has of himself as a tech guru/Steve Jobs' spirit animal, it just becomes all the more aggravating. Also what is up with that bow-tie? - Getty images

 

Selfie is the word of 2013 Five celebs show you how to do it best

And an honorary mention for the twerk, which narrowly lost out to selfie for word of the year. Here we have the twerk heard around the world - Miley Cyrus twerks up against Robin Thicke's, um, pants during a performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Maybe the next step is twerking and the selfie coming together to create something even grander - the twerk-selfie, wherein people capture their own behinds mid-wiggle. You heard it here first. - Getty images

 

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