I wish I had a legitimate excuse for these photos, I really do. The infamous duck face photos. I found that it's only been around in recent times though, because I’ve never seen an image of my grandma or mom in college, making the duck face. (Thankfully!) Although, picturing that makes me giggle.
So what caused this phenomenon? Why on earth would we girls (and unfortunately some guys, too) make this face? It looks absolutely ridiculous. I often chuckle when I see a duck face staring back at me from Facebook, and I hang my head in shame for having participated in this madness myself, quite a few times (please refer to Exhibit A). Actually, I am appalled by the amount of photos there are of me, sporting the duck face. In my defense, I can say that most of these photos were taken two or more years ago. (Like that’s an excuse, right?)
My friends and I have discussed this topic numerous times, and I came up with some possible reasons why people make this face:
Reason 1: We think it makes us look sexy. (Unfortunately, it really doesn’t…)
Reason 2: Sometimes we drink a lot and it’s the only face we are able to make. (Fail!)
Reason 3: We think it makes our lips look fuller and pouty, just like Angelina Jolie’s. (Delusional much?)
Now come on, be honest, I know you have photos like these, too. Maybe yours are hidden away in the back of a drawer or, rightfully, burned? Maybe you display yours oh-so-proudly on Facebook like I do?
So what was your, maybe even acceptable, reasons for making the duck face? Can you think of any? Yeah, didn’t think so.