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The 13 Types of Selfies That Are All Over Instagram

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Pooja Bhatt with collar shirt: From the smize to the bedfie, here are all the kinds of selfies you should post ASAP. © Instagram/Katja Cho From the smize to the bedfie, here are all the kinds of selfies you should post ASAP.

Instagram is a lot of work – there's filter selection, unlimited caption options, hashtags (does anyone actually use those anymore?), and what do I do with my face?

Lucky for you, I can help you with all of the above: download VSCO; click here for hella caption ideas; only people who are thirsty for followers (read: everyone); keep scrolling for all the best selfie ideas.

1. Duck Face

The Model Pout's (see #5) less-serious younger sister, Duck Face always looks super cute in pics. The silly pose is actually really flattering, and still feels flirty without feeling try-hard.

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A post shared by Zendaya (@zendaya) on Oct 12, 2015 at 4:06pm PDT

2. The "Found My Light"

This selfie is only to be used in situations of extremely good lighting. Gaze into the sun (okay, near the sun) and embrace the golden hour.

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A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on Dec 18, 2018 at 9:35am PST

3. Fish Gape

This sultry gaze is straight from the pages of a magazine, which is probably why it's such a celeb fave. If you want to give your selfies a high-fashion twist, give this open-mouthed, slightly toothy pose a try.

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A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Sep 24, 2015 at 9:00am PDT

4. The Hair Curtain

I'm not sure of the science behind it, but this is without a doubt the cutest way to selfie with a friend. Just cuddle up within each other's hair and vogue, hunny.

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A post shared by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on Oct 29, 2018 at 8:07am PDT

5. Kissy Face

Ever since the beginning of cameras, girls have done the kissy face in photos (and before photos, the look was probably drawn on cave walls). This puckered-up pose shows off your 'good' side and killer cheekbones.

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A post shared by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on Dec 25, 2018 at 11:08am PST

6. The "I'm Bored"

This pose looks like you're nearing the end of a very long detention and the boredom has officially set in, so you have no other choice than to kill time taking selfies. The ultimate non-try-hard selfie.

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A post shared by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on Jan 10, 2019 at 9:04pm PST

7. Brow Too Strong

This is a Kylie Jenner favorite, because it's great for accentuating your arch game, not to mention highlighting a great eye. To achieve the asymmetrical look, just lift one brow, tilt your head, and pout your lips slightly.

8. Model Pout

This pose puts your lips front and center but doesn't look as exaggerated as duck or kissy face. The pout is a look that says "hey boo." Consider your thirst trap nailed.

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A post shared by BIG BOSS 🔑🔑 (@keke) on Dec 13, 2015 at 1:05pm PST

9. Smize

If you don't know what this is, you've clearly never watched America's Next Top Model, which is a travesty and I highly recommend that you binge it at your earliest possible convenience. Anyway, the closed-mouth almost-smile with major eye action is sweet, but still v. pretty.

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A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Oct 22, 2015 at 4:38pm PDT

10. The Bedfie

I don't think anyone other than wildly attractive movie stars look good from this angle, but feel free to give it a shot if you're really feelin' yoself.

11. Squinch

The squinch is all about the eyes and brings a little sun-kissed beauty to any pic. Just squint your eyes slightly, like you're looking into the sun.

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A post shared by hailee steinfeld (@haileesteinfeld) on Nov 5, 2015 at 5:53pm PST

12. The Claw

*Said in a Toy Story alien voice.* Utilize your most important extremity for your next selfie. My only advice is to just kind of hold your hand somewhere near your face and go with it.

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A post shared by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Jan 7, 2019 at 6:37am PST

13. Sparrow Face

To nail the look, just channel a baby bird, any species will do. Open your eyes wide and open your little beak.

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A post shared by BELLA (@bellathorne) on Nov 15, 2015 at 8:12pm PST

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