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Snapping a picture of yourself. Simple enough, right? Wrong. From countless chins to poor lighting, our past attempts at selfies have been barely Instagrammable at best, phone-combusting at worst. So we turned to the masters of self-promotion for some tips and tricks.

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Always consult a friend when choosing your angle.

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Karlie Kloss

Then, show your pals what you’ve been up to at work.

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P. Diddy/Puff Daddy/Sean Combs/Diddy

Or, show how cultured you are.

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Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj

Document the fun things you do with BAE, like renting out an entire theater to yourselves.

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Lady Gaga

Make sure everyone knows just how on fleek your brows are.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lupita Nyong’o

Turn plain old lights into snazzy hair accessories.

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Emily Ratajkowski

Brandish actual, intellectual accessories.

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Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake

Or, ya know, reindeer ears.

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Miley Cyrus

Chronicle quotidian activities like taking baths with your cats.

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assorted models

Don’t discount the bathroom selfie.

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Ellen and friends

But when in doubt, just go to the Oscars.

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