12 Selfie Tips You Can Learn From the World’s Most Retweeted Photo

First it broke the record for the most retweeted tweet ever on Twitter… Then it was the first to hit 1 million RT’s… And as of writing this post, it’s sitting at 2.9 million RT’s!

Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Kevin Spacey can teach you how to take a better selfie.

Ellen DeGeneres’ record-shattering snapshot from the Oscars with her Hollywood pals on Sunday not only trumped Barack Obama’s tweet in 2012, but also offered 12 handy lessons for perfecting the front-facing camera pucker.

We dissected each star’s selfie strategy in the amazing photo. Remember, kids: No one wants to be a waving blur.

  • 1. Don’t fear the goofy grin. You can’t always look sexy.

  • 2. Double chins are the new laugh lines.

  • 3. If you’re talking when the shutter snaps, you will look drunk.

  • 4. Make a face worthy of swapping.

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  • 5. Try the “oh, are you taking a photo?” look.*


    *Works best if you have a jaw like Brad Pitt. Otherwise, you just look lost.

  • 6. Waving will make you look like someone left you hanging for a high-five.

  • 7. Stand out even in the background by showing off a big smile.

  • 8. Be Meryl Streep.

  • 9. Tweet the photo before sending to your friends.

  • 10. Give the camera to the person with the longest arms.

  • 11. Look into the camera instead of at yourself.

  • 12. Being a little bit in the group shot is …

  • …better than not being in the shot at all.


    Sorry, Liza.