ugly selfie
n. A deliberately unattractive photographic self-portrait.

Example Citations:
Amid the bared midsections and flawless smiles flashed all so often on the screen comes the explosion of the ugly selfie, a sliver of authenticity in an otherwise filtered medium.
—Jessica Bennett, “With some selfies, the uglier the better,” The New York Times, February 21, 2014

Yet in a what’s-your-status world filled with overwhelming pressure to look camera-ready at all times, it can be liberating to drop the facade and laugh at society’s obsession with the exterior.

Thus, in the last few years, the ugly selfie — a selfie that‘s intentionally silly or unattractive — was born.
— Jessica Pasquarello, “What’s behind the ‘ugly selfie’?,” Philadelphia Inquirer, September 5, 2013

Earliest Citation:
Everyone should post ugly selfies with heavy vignetting and become self proclaimed Self Portrait Artists.
—Feeling Croppy, “Happy STFU,” Flickr, October 20, 2010


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