Bye Bye, Pouts! Say Hello To The ‘Fish Gape’ Pose

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.

Michelle Keegan Michelle Keegan has rocked the pose


This is so alluring because it naturally draws the cheeks in and the chin down, giving the illusion of a slimmer face.

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Ladies including Little Mix, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Michelle Keegan, Caroline Flack, Nicki Minaj and Keira Knightley have all given it a go.

Victoria Beckham Victoria Beckham is a pro


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?

Little Mix The Little Mix girls used to love a pout


‘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.

Caroline Flack Caroline Flack always gives her best fish gape


‘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.

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‘To be at the forefront of a new trend allows the individual to be seen as an innovator, which breathes life into their coolness.’

Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez has been using the look for years


Well. We know how we’ll be posing for our Facebook photos from now on…