The 23 Most Important Selfies Of 2013

Oxford Dictionaries dubbed “selfie” the official word of 2013. Here are the brave photos that made the selfie dream a poignant reality.

1. The selfie at your dad’s inauguration.

JOE KLAMAR / AFP / Getty Images

So far, the actual Malia and Sasha Obama selfie has not gone public. :(

ID: 2066032

2. The Geraldo Rivera shirtless mirror selfie.

(Rivera soon deleted the pic and blamed it on drunk tweeting.)

ID: 2064747

3. And later, the Geraldo-Anthony Weiner selfie.

Geraldo Rivera


Funny dual Selfie- Weiner in my WABC radio studio. We’re posting video of his lively interview asap

/ Via
ID: 2066249

4. The “we are super rad and at an awards show” selfie.

Getty / Kevin Winter

Tom Hanks and Steve Martin take an onstage selfie at the 2013 Governors Awards.

ID: 2066333

5. The Kimye bathroom selfie.

ID: 2066419

6. The most dangerous selfie of all time.

Tampa Bay Rays reporter Kelly Nash took this at the Astros-Red Sox game in Boston in April, not realizing there was a baseball whizzing at her head.

ID: 2064816

7. The selfie with Beyoncé at a Beyoncé show.

(Sadly, this was not actually a photobomb.)

ID: 2064986

8. And the Beyoncé with short hair selfie.

ID: 2066493

9. The #StarbucksDrakeHands selfie.

The story: A guy went up to a girl at Starbucks in Los Angeles and started hitting on her. She reluctantly gave him her number. Later that day, she received this video, which launched the very important 2013 meme #StarbucksDrakeHands.

ID: 2066339

10. The world famous selfie with Pope Francis.

Osservatore Romano / Reuters
ID: 2066624

@KofC epic #selfie #PopeFrancis

— Fabio M. Ragona (@FabioMRagona)

Fabio M. Ragona


@KofC epic #selfie #PopeFrancis

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ID: 2066616

11. The entire selfie catalog of the best Instagram user, @mrpimpgoodgame.

Now a legend.

ID: 2064946

12. The Hillary and Chelsea Clinton selfie.

My first #selfie w my mom @HillaryClinton back stage at #CGIAmerica. #ProudDaughter

— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton)

Chelsea Clinton


My first #selfie w my mom @HillaryClinton back stage at #CGIAmerica. #ProudDaughter

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ID: 2066200

13. The “so worth it” selfie.

Three girls from Omaha, Neb., ran on field during the final game of the College World Series and were captured by security, but not before taking this priceless piece of evidence.

ID: 2065428

14. The “I’m in motherf-ing SPACE!!” selfie.

This sure beats any “selfie” I’ve done up to now | Il migliore autoscatto che abbia fatto finora #spacewalk #Volare

— Luca Parmitano (@astro_luca)

Luca Parmitano


This sure beats any “selfie” I’ve done up to now | Il migliore autoscatto che abbia fatto finora #spacewalk #Volare

/ Via
ID: 2066402

15. The selfie with your teacher who’s in labor.

ID: 2064911

16. Michelle Obama’s lawn selfie with Bo.

ID: 2064970

17. The “sparrow face” selfie.

Hatched in Japan, the “sparrow face” is 2013’s answer to the duck face. Look for more of it in 2014.

ID: 2066727

18. The couple who took selfies at every subway station in Manhattan.

ID: 2066054

19. Kim Kardashian’s bathroom selfie:

ID: 2065040

And Kanye’s TMI response:

ID: 2065044

20. The sleeping Justin Bieber selfie video:

Some internet sleuthes claim she’s a Brazilian prostitute.

ID: 2065343
ID: 2065345

21. The “Vanilla Ice taking a selfie with Insane Clown Posse” selfie.

ID: 2065948

22. Rihanna’s illegal slow loris selfie in Thailand.

After RiRi posted the photo, authorities tracked down the loris’ owners in Phuket and confiscated their two lorises.

ID: 2065856

23. The “selfie with your dying grandparent”:

Probably ill-advised.

ID: 2065523

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