Model selfies are the best when it comes to Instagram. They’re beautiful. They have access to the best clothes. And did we mention they’re beautiful? It’s a no brainer, they should be flawless. After all, being hired for being beautiful, it shouldn’t be too hard to look good in front of the camera. Alas, some models are responsible for posting some of the worst selfies to ever hit the internet.
Think truly embarrassingly, awkward and downright weird. Turns out, despite their much-hyped skill in front of the camera, off set models can’t guarantee that they’ll give you the same face when it’s time for a selfie. Hold off on the double-tapping for a sec as we’re about to go into bad selfie territory .
Not every selfie is a good selfie and if these next set of pics are anything to go by, these models have had their fair share of less-than-great shots. It just goes to show that it’s not just ordinary people (cue John Legend) on your timeline that get it horribly wrong; supermodels mess up, too. So here’s to showcasing some of the best selfie fails that landed up on the internet, they’re nothing short of entertaining.
For those of you who can’t imagine what we’re talking about, we visited 10 of our favorite models’ Instagram accounts to search for the best of the worst when it comes to selfies. Some are so unattractive it makes you sit back and wonder what they were thinking or if they were thinking at all and others are so really…really…bad. Behold, the 10 Most Embarrassingly Awkward Selfies Taken By Models.
10. Tyra Banks – The “Real” Tyra
Next to make it onto the list is none other than America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks. She is only one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world’s most influential people by TIME magazine. Sure the new mom of one may know what it takes when it comes to being fierce and contoured but selfies are not her strong suit. She went viral for all the wrong reasons in a no makeup selfie that went horribly wrong. She only made things worse with her caption “I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, ‘Naw, Ty. Show ’em the REAL you.’ So…here I am. Raw.” Here you are indeed…
9. Adriana Lima – The Sweaty Selfie
It seems that being one of the most successful models in the world means nothing when it comes to mastering the art of a good selfie. To say supermodel Adriana Lima hasn’t perfected her selfies is an understatement despite being one of the most beautiful women on the planet. We cannot fathom why but instead of glamour shots or behind the scene pics captured from the dressing room, Adriana is famous for going another route and tends to upload sweaty gym selfies. She boldly goes where no model dares and posts images that indicate the results of her daily exercise and diets. “I don’t think I’m someone who posts great selfies,” she once told Glamour magazine. Unfortunately we can’t help but agree.
8. Tilda Lindstam – Prosciutto, Anyone?
If you have an Instagram account then chances are you’ve come across Tilda Lindstam who has been referred to as the model with the funniest Instagram in fashion. The quirky Swedish model has picked up over 343k followers over the last few months and judging by her pics, she doesn’t look anything like a model. Her no holds barred pics range from being drunk backstage at a Dior show to folding underwear in her laundry room at home to selfies with complete strangers. She may not be all about that yoga-and-salad model life but she sure posts embarrassingly awkward selfies. Tilda is all for pics with #nofilter and once said that her favourite type of photo to post is her at an unflattering angle. After browsing her latest pics we can’t help but believe her.
7. Alessandra Ambrosio – #Nofilter Despite Light Enhancement
It pains us to have to say that iconic Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, the Brazilian supermodel, is now famous for other reasons than being hot and popular. She may be a pro in front of a high powered camera lens and lights during fashion shoots and runway shows but when it comes to selfies, she’s all rookie. Alessandra was caught enhancing her bathroom selfie with the help of a studio light and this is not the first time her pics were a result of magazine-quality lighting and retouching. The gorgeous model is a repeat offender. Maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad had she not posted the selfie with the caption “#nofilter”. Awks.
6. Kylie Jenner – Photoshop Madness
You would think that after reaching 60.8 million followers you would be a bona fide social media superstar and would have mastered the art of taking the perfect selfie. When it comes to the youngest member of the Kardashian/Jenner family, this is simply not the case. We clicked through the Keeping Up With the Kardashians Instagram feed and we quickly discovered what all the latest fuss has been about. When you hear that she spends hours and hours taking photos you can’t help but think she takes after her Olympian dad who’s just honing her craft. But then it came to light that she’s been involved in one too many photoshopping scandals and those hours and hours spent on each selfie begin to make sense. We’ll never look like Kylie Jenner no matter how many filters you use.
5. Khloe Kardashian – Photoshop Debacle
Sister to Kylie Jenner, she too is an offender on our Top 10 list when it comes to posting some of the most embarrassingly awkward selfies taken by models. She’s been involved in a few internet scandals and the latest being a Photoshop fail. She quickly deleted the selfie but it was too late. You can never truly delete anything that’s made it onto the internet. Khloe posted a pretty impressive ab selfie on Instagram that looked too good to be true. Turns out she had photoshopped her abs in and whilst doing that accidentally curved the edge of the door behind her. As one ‘fan’ was quick to point out Khloe doesn’t attend Hogwarts so we’re just going to assume this was the result of some light retouching to smooth out her body. We all may not have the selfie prowess of a Kardashian but what makes this even worse is that neither does Khloe Kardashian.
4. Heidi Klum – Amateur Hour
This next offender, we mean model, has a figure any one even half her age would be envious of. Her photos could be some of the sexiest pics to ever grace the internet but alas, German supermodel Heidi Klum chooses to be quirky and embarrassing when it comes to nearly-nude selfies on the beach. She is currently dating toyboy Vito Schnabel and has spent many lazy days in the sun tanning her fabulously toned abs. She’s a mother, a model and a machine when it comes to the world of fashion and entertainment. When it comes to selfies though, meh, Heidi is no Instagram veteran.
3. Chrissy Teigen – Not Endearing. Just Weird
For Chrissy Teigen, being the wife to John Legend, mother to baby Lulu and supermodel to the world is totally normal. Her love of yoga and healthy living is totally normal, too. But when it comes to her selfies, they’re anything but normal. Sure she won us over with her gorgeous smile and her infectious giggle but we learnt a whole new side to Chrissy with her outrageous Instagram feed. The Utah-born beauty is all about being fun and ridiculous, but sometimes her pics are just plain awkward. We want to find them endearing and endlessly entertaining. So far only the latter applies.
2. Kim Kardashian West – Sunburn Fail?
It’s safe to say that Kim Kardashian West has not lost her title of being the ultimate Selfie Queen but after coming in hot at number two, the social media star might need to add a filter or three. She’s come under fire for her obvious edits to photos and her fans are crying Photoshop. The mother of two just can’t seem to catch a break. You’d think it couldn’t get worse but Kim went as natural and as filter-free as you could possibly get sporting a fresh sunburn and little to no makeup as Kim posted a post-tan selfie. She may be one of the most photographed women in the world, however sometimes there’s a few selfies that don’t easily slip through the beautiful cracks.
1. Cara Delevingne – Bird Poop
These days you can’t flip through a fashion magazine, walk past a store or drive on the highway without seeing Cara Delevingne. She’s been dubbed the supermodel of our generation and, at just 23 years old, has walked endless runway shows and has been the face of several campaigns. Cara Delevingne is known for not taking herself too seriously but she took things to a whole new level when she shared this unflattering pic of herself, willingly, with her 29M followers. The luxury accessory? The gift left from a bird who decided to use Cara’s face for target practice. While most people would be completely embarrassed over the incident, the gorgeous Brit took the opportunity to share it in a selfie. Brave or embarrassingly awkward – we’ll let you decide.