The most well-known one is definitely the selfie taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars 2015. Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong’o, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Jared Leto and Bradley Cooper in one shot, posted on social media and shared by an impressive number of users. Then Instagram came, gathering ‘likes’ flat out. And from here too, some shots have traveled the world.
Mostly American celebrities:Kim Kardashian, showing off her voluptuous body in front of the mirror; Emily Ratajkowski wearing lingerie; Lady Gaga sharing a slice of her birthday cake with the fans; Rihanna, with a gold crown as a true empress of pop; Kylie Jenner who, to celebrate 20 million followers, posted a picture of the entire family on Instagram and, of course, Selena Gomez who, thanks to the selfies with The Weekend and Justin Bieber, remains the most popular selfie princess in the world, much followed and appreciated by fans.
Experts give advice on how to take instant-like selfies. The right light exposure, arm stretched upward to make cheekbones thinner, forty-five degree angle to cover up skin imperfections, mirror for symmetry and colour saturation. Tricks that, when talking about a star with millions of followers, seem to be less valuable than the emotions the selfie arouses in the fans.