The 11 Most Famous and Spectacular Selfies Ever
Unless you’ve been living under a Twitter-less rock since Sunday evening, you’re well aware that the most shared tweet of all time is now the above selfie. The tweet, engineered by Ellen DeGeneres and Samsung, dethroned President Obama’s 2012 “Four more years” tweet (which, aficionados will note, did not feature a selfie).
DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper and other movie stars were able to wrangle more than 2 million retweets for their selfie. The selfie, which started as an Internet curiosity, is now officially a mainstream trend that celebrities, astronauts, popes, presidents and animals have all gotten in on.
So, in celebration of the selfie reaching new heights of popularity, we’ve rounded up some of the most famous, infamous and spectacular selfies in the short history of the vain medium.
Though Pope Francis wasn’t the selfie-taker in the first ever papal selfie, he was a willing participant. We’ve heard that this pope is one of the most progressive leaders the Catholic Church has ever seen. Here’s photographic evidence.
Here’s a smart-guy selfie sandwich, featuring President Barack Obama squished between Bill Nye the Science Guy and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. C’mon, Instagram. Can we get a few more likes for this one?
Monkey see, monkey selfie? When a black macaque got hold of a wildlife photographer’s camera, she proceeded to take a couple of pictures of herself (pretty nice snaps, too). The pictures and full story from the photographer were featured in an article by the Daily Mail in 2011.