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How to Pose Like A Celebrity For the Camera

Most celebrities have their token photo pose, which they undoubtedly adopted in an attempt to combat those 10 pounds the camera adds, but how did they come up with the actual stance? The Sun has put together a list of ways to Look sexy in snaps like celebs that offers a little behind the scenes advice for looking good in front of the camera. Highlights include:

  • The Over The Shoulder - Stars like Rihanna and Jenna Jameson (seen here) love the over-the-shoulder look because it's a statement pose and flaunts your back, bum and shoulders. It draws attention to detail of your gown if it's backless or really ornate.
  • Cheerleader kick - Used by celebrities of all body types, a pointed and turned out toe pose adds an extra few inches to your leg, elongating its appearance.

For the rest of the list,

  • Hands on Hips - This is Paris Hilton's token move. It's flattering because it makes your arm appear trimly toned and with the elbow pulled back it helps give you a bit of shape by drawing attention to your waist. Curvier celebs adopt the same pose but with their elbow straight out leaning their upper body away from the arm to give as much space between the two as possible.
  • Shoulders back, stand tall - Eva Mendes is a fan of this less "posed" stance, which comes off as more natural than other poses. It draws attention to your décolletage and shoulders.
  • Crossed ankles - Nicole Richie uses this one often to elongate her legs.

If you happen to be behind the camera, you can play with light and angles to make your subjects look thinner.


bella-chey bella-chey 8 years
A couple of things to keep in mind... When the camera is at eye level or lower, keep your chin down and head at an angle. When the camera is above eye level, keep your chin up and head at and angle. Smile with your eyes before your mouth. A fake smile is always revealed when the eyes do not follow. Remember, the eyes are the key to personality in photographs.
all-natural-girl all-natural-girl 9 years
ikk.... i hope this post helps cuz i dont thnk i take good pics. :P
roxygrlsd roxygrlsd 9 years
I always hate taking pictures cause some come out great and some wow hahaha. fun tips
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 9 years
I'll have my hubby take some pics of me in these, we'll see if they work! :)
Tari007 Tari007 10 years
Jenna used to be SO HOT! She needs to eat a sandwich...
suzanne suzanne 10 years
Look!!! She's also flaunting her cell phone jewelry... geek chic :) I can do that cell phone jewlery over the shoulder pose... love it!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 10 years
love the over the shoulder w/crossed legs & one hand on my hip =P
OdettaGeneva OdettaGeneva 10 years
awesome post i personnally prefer over the shoulder
rockstarobin rockstarobin 10 years
how do i look ya'll?
ohohmommio ohohmommio 10 years
All good to know! Thanks...
ishop2much ishop2much 10 years
I read once in Allure, to wear blue when taking is the magical color that makes everybody look great!!!
Rowanvamp0 Rowanvamp0 10 years
I've also heard make sure you keep your head up so that your chin doesn't appear to have a double.
Moxy-Margs Moxy-Margs 10 years
Work it! xo m xo
dirrtyhoney dirrtyhoney 10 years
The Over The Shoulder - I love Jenna Jameson :-)
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
Head over the shoulders!
bellisq bellisq 10 years
PUt one foot in front of the other for best image standing
KittyToy KittyToy 10 years
Head over shoulders is a good one if you have a good back and behind........i hate taking pics though!
ReidMorgan ReidMorgan 10 years
The head looking over shoulder pose is a great one!
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 10 years
I love the over the shoulder pose. It's so sexy and cute at the same time. This was a good post
CelestiaLuv CelestiaLuv 10 years
I do the cheerleading pose with spirit fingers as an added touch.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i find the over the shoulder one kinda funny!I don't have a pose. maybe i should pick one to make my legs look longer. feels silly though.
VirginiaGomes VirginiaGomes 10 years
I do the cheerleading pose
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