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We already know that Lucky Blue Smith was the top male model of the year and probably the only person who could truly give Kanye West a run for his money as the most stylish man of the year, but what’s gone largely unacknowledged is Lucky’s selfie prowess; homeboy posts multiple photos of himself on his account weekly, and yet it never feels gratuitous or pandering. (Are you listening, Kim K?)
In fact, we’d go so far as to say that this kid’s the reigning king of the selfie. Sure, that platinum pompadour and those piercing blue eyes don’t hurt, but there’s definitely some A1 strategy in place that we could all start applying to our feeds.
Here, 25 of the best selfies that showcase Lucky Blue’s skills—and a few lessons we can all steal.
A downward angle can be incredibly flattering.
Never be ashamed to take a dressing-room selfie.
Speaking of shopping, selfies are a great way to vet shopping advice.
And to see what your friends (and fans) are up to.
Don’t be afraid to make unflattering faces—Lucky Blue Smith never worries about that and he seems to do just fine.
Selfies are a sincere and heartfelt way to send seasonal salutations.
And to make plans to meet up with friends.
A mirror selfie can and should be a family affair (just ask any Kardashian).
Lucky Blue is also collaborative and knows that it takes a village to keep him looking good. Kudos for giving credit where credit is due.
Being friendly is also vitally important to selfie strategy.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different lighting—after all, what are filters for?
Know that having other Insta-famous people in your selfies is essential, but exercise good judgment. Why, hello, Caroline Maigret! (Note that despite an Elle UK editorial with Kylie Jenner, a selfie with her is strangely absent.)
Selfies are an excellent way to get outfit feedback.
They’re also a great way to let people know that you’ve arrived someplace.
Duckface is perfectly acceptable within reason.
Blurriness can add an element of art house to your selfie; this will be a boon for all party pics.
Shirtless selfies can be fun—make like Lucky Blue and tastefully angle your shot so you reveal just enough.
Selfies can be a fun place to express your inner poet—let your caption rhymes loose!
Siblings that selfie together stay together.
Sometimes, video selfies are necessary.
Sunnies can elevate any selfie, trust.
Never underestimate the power of a squad snap.