You may have noticed that celebrities have been looking a little different on the red carpet recently.
Gone are the days when A-listers would rock up to a VIP event and pout at the cameras. Nowadays, there’s a new pose in town.
Say hello to the ‘fish gape’. This facial expression sees stars suck in their cheeks and slightly open their lips.
This is so alluring because it naturally draws the cheeks in and the chin down, giving the illusion of a slimmer face.
And considering quite a few of these used to rock the ‘duck face’, that’s a pretty major turnaround.
But why HAS this look become so popular so quickly?
‘Because of the way today’s spotlight shines on celebrities, the red carpet is a daunting place for even the most confident and experienced individual,’ Harley Street psychologist Dr Becky Spelman tells the Daily Mail.
‘For a long time, the fear of giving too much of the artist’s personality away on this public platform kept a relatively narrow set of rules; stand like this, keep your face like this etc.
‘This has led to a trend whereby, rather than be sullen and still, celebrities are being more playful in public.
‘The duck face was widely used, but as with many things in life reached a saturation point, whereby it became a negative thing to be associated with by many who wish to retain their edge.
‘To be at the forefront of a new trend allows the individual to be seen as an innovator, which breathes life into their coolness.’
Well. We know how we’ll be posing for our Facebook photos from now on…