Oxford Dictionaries defines selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website,” but we like to think of selfies as something a bit more special: windows into souls.
Here at MTV, we embrace The Selfie (really, doesn’t it deserve to be capitalized?) with every fiber of our being, for it is through this self-expressionist art form that we learn so much about our stars. In 2013, they dazzled us with crafty photobombs and cat impersonations and painful illustrations of what not to do while making guacamole, and below, we’ve gathered the best of the best IOHO. Check ’em out, and tell us which is your favorite!
Most Pop-Culturally Relevant Selfie
Molly Tarlov has certainly mastered the Sadie Saxton bitch face, but who knew the “Awkward” star could mimic everyone’s favorite meme, Grumpy Cat, with such precision? Mad respect, Molls.
Hottest Mile-High Selfie
To us, airplane bathrooms are only good for three things: going #1, going #2 (if absolutely necessary) and sex. But when you spend countless hours of flying, we guess you’re bound to come up with alternate uses. And that’s exactly what Snooki did on one particular flight, managing to transform the cramped area into a glam photo shoot set. Innovation!
Most Avantgarde Selfie
This sexy “Teen Wolf” siren is typically spotted at some of the hottest fashion events around town, so when Holland Roden shared a selfstagram on Halloween of herself as “Arrested Development”’s Tobias Fünke…as a member of Blue Man Group…we did a major double-take!
Best Au Naturale Selfie
There’s something so delightful about seeing a celebrity who feels truly comfortable in their own skin, and we simply can’t get enough of Nicole Byer’s wigless look. FIERCE. (The fact that the pic was snapped in a bar bathroom is icing on the cake.)
Best “I’ve Got Big News” Selfie
Often a picture can say a thousand words, but when Lauren Conrad shared a shot of her ring finger sporting some serious bling, it said three: I’M ENGAGED, BITCHES!
Most Technologically-Advanced Selfie
When Snooki was traveling back and forth between New Jersey and California to take part in “Dancing with the Stars,” she often agonized about missing her baby boy, Lorenzo. Naturally, she used FaceTime to KIT with him…and then followed up the mother-son chat session with a screenshot. Thanks for making us feel like part of the family, Snooks!
“Teen Mom 2“’s Papa Randy’s been by Chelsea’s side since she found out she was pregnant, even if sometimes he sticks his nose where it don’t belong! And while Lorenzo LaValle learned a lot in his first year of life, photobombing is definitely our favorite of his acquired skills.
Best Method-Acting Selfie
Though Ian Bohen and Tyler Hoechlin are super-tight IRL, the two have to play contentious uncle and nephew on “Teen Wolf.” What better way to really get in the hatred headspace of Peter and Derek Hale than to go to a baseball game where your favorite rival teams are playing?
Best Makeup Chair Selfies
Nobody’s better at capturing the transformation from hunk to wolf-hunk better than the man behind True Alpha Scott McCall. The inside scoop into all the trials and tribulations of hair & makeup makes us grateful for your sacrifice, Tyler Posey!
When Ashley Rickards split her finger open after a battle with a few avocados, did she cower in fear? No. She took a motherf**king picture of the injury and gave a thumbs up to show she was a-ok, like a boss.
Best Full Fam Selfie
Taking a dual-selfie is hard enough, but Briana, Brittany, Roxy and Baby Nova of “Teen Mom 3” proved their solidarity yet again when they squeezed their entire family into one shot. They may not have fit ALL their faces inside, but they looked positively adorable while trying. Cheese!
Photos: The Instagram and Twitter accounts of Brett Davern, Holland Roden, Snooki, Molly Tarlov, Tyler Hoechlin, Tyler Posey, Briana Dejesus, Ashley Rickards, Lauren Conrad, Chelsea Houska, and Nicole Byer.