The word “selfie“was recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013, the same year it beat out “twerk” for Word of the Year. In the three short years since this momentous occasion, however, it’s completely dominated the social feeds, functioning as a form of self-expression, narcissism, and documentation of the times — and somehow being impossible to resist.
Celebrities, it seems, are no exception to the allure of a good selfie pic either, which is why we’ve rounded up the most memorable celebrity selfie-takers below, just in time for National Selfie Day.
Most Likely to Break the Internet With a Selfie — Kim Kardashian West
If there’s anyone that epitomizes the essence of the selfie, it’s Kim Kardashian West. Not only has she taken enough selfies to publish a book of them (yes, really,) she’s opened up conversations about slut-shaming and started feuding with Bette Midler of all people thanks to one very naked selfie in particular.
Best Selfie Newcomer — Tina Knowles Lawson
Ms. Tina is not only a talented costume designer and mother to some of the greatest talent in the world; she’s also a new addition to Instagram who has enthusiastically embraced the selfie. Like everyone’s favorite mom on Instagram, her pictures may not always be in focus and she tends to spam people’s feeds, but her selfie game is on point.
Most Likely to be the Dorian Gray of Selfies — J. Lo
Most Likely to Spam Your Feed Unapologetically — Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has no shame in her selfie game and definitely believes in the mantra that “more is more.” In fact, if you’re curious about what Cyrus is up to, a quick scan of her Instagram feed offers a general idea — she tends to document all activities with a gratuitous selfie, whether it’s doing yoga or cuddling with her pups.
Most Likely to Induce FOMO — Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s carefully curated brand is a mélange of award shows appearances, cats and kicking it with her very famous, very genetically blessed girl squad. Lucky for you, she thoughtfully takes lots of selfies with said squad doing activities and posts them on Instagram, creating massive amounts of FOMO.
Most Likely To Selfie With Their Significant Other — tie between Chrissy Teigen and John Legend and Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
The Teigen-Legend household has long been a source of #RelationshipGoals. They cook together! They sing with Mariah Carey together! They double-date with Kimye at Waffle House! Couple that with Chrissy’s devotion to a great selfie and there’s no way you’ll miss a single John and Chrissy adventure.
However, young lovers Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s sweet selfies could stand to give John and Chrissy a run for their money.