Ah, Frank Sinatra. Ah, Frank Sinatra.
Teaching us how to selfie since 1938.
We take a look at the most epic selfies of all time.
Selfies and celebrities go together like Kardashians and plastic surgery. But it seems Ol’ Blue Eyes – that’s Frank Sinatra for the youngsters or pop-culture degenerates in the audience – is responsible for the inaugural celebrity selfie.
Before iPhones and flattering filters, Mr Sinatra perfected the art of the bathroom selfie in 1938. In honour of his pioneering ways, we’ve compiled a list of the most epic selfies the world has ever seen.
The Space Selfie
It seems almost every location on earth has been the site of a selfie. So what does one do when they run out of spots to pull the perfect duckface? Jump on a rocket and head into space, naturally. That’s exactly what astronaut Akihiko Hoshide did while taking a leisurely six-and-a-half hour space-stroll in 2012.
Someone grab a ceremonial sword and knight British teen Jack Surgenor. Much like our royal monarch’s recent bout of flu, Surgenor’s 2014 selfie with a confused looking Queen Elizabeth went viral.
The Kardashian-West’s meet Hillary!
Kim Kardashian may have published a book on selfies, but even her fans were surprised when they spied an Instagram post featuring presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and a photo-bombing Kanye. We love everything about this selfie: Kim’s sultry stare, Hillary’s ‘deer-in-headlights’ face and Kanya’s eyes that scream ‘I don't give a fu*#’.
Ellen’s Oscars Crew
Arguably the most retweeted selfie ever snapped, Ellen’s Oscars crew included ‘it-girl’ Jennifer Lawrence, Angelena Jolie and Brad Pitt pre split, half of Jared Leto’s pretty head, along with Kevin Spacey, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong'o and her brother Junior. Oh, and Ellen DeGeneres, of course!
Souce: The Ellen Show
Kim Kardashian’s white swimsuit belfie
It’s the selfie that saw Kanye racing home, and honestly, who wouldn’t?! Kim Kardashian is the undisputed Selfie Queen, so take notes on her angles and lighting.
Jackie O’s mirror selfie
Style icon Jackie O is famous for a lot of things: her husband, her wardrobe, and her children. But did you know she also styled this awesome mirror selfie with herself, John F. Kennedy and his sister Ethel. Check out those pins!
Source: Une libanaise a Paris
Plane crash selfie
Plane crashes and selfies aren’t usually happy bedfellows, until now! After crash landing into Hawaii’s aquamarine coastal waters in December 2013, passenger Ferdinand Puentes took a selfie with the sinking fuselage.
Source: Outside Magazine
Acrophobics beware: the following selfie is not for you. Known as Russia’s Spider Man, Kirill Oreshkin has scaled the tops of some of the country’s tallest skyscrapers. So, if you thought you’re selfies atop the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building were impressive, check out Kirill’s website and prepare to feel inadequate, and nauseous.
Source: Huffington Post
Tay Tay and Skippy
Love her or hate her, Taylor Swift is one celebrity with serious selfie swag. The red pout, the platinum locks, the oversized shades – she’s in possession of all the key elements needed to take an epic selfie. Check out her chic photo shoot with a kangaroo.
By Louise Smithers