You know what it is... the weirdly annoying pucker-y face that many people (mostly females) make in their photos. It has spawned a lot of Duckface-hate, and even some websites dedicated to it, like this one.
I try to stay away from the Duckface, myself. Looking back on really old pictures, I see where I've been guilty of it. And well... I feel shame. So much Duckface shame.
But I realized that the Duckface had to come from from somewhere. And so, I give you the Evolution of The Duckface:
It started as a kiss-face. Pucker up, blow a kiss to the camera like the flirty bitch you are.
Then it was the "I'm a not-so-serious kinda gal, with my head in the clouds and my butt in some sweatpants that say 'Hottie' on the ass. I like pink a whole lot!" look.
A little less acceptable if you ask me, but to each their own. I try not to judge.
Ah. This pucker has a purpose, and it's to create some cheekbone action. Because that's all anyone is looking at. Your cheekbones. Surely no one is looking at that weird thing your lips are doing.
This one is a mix of Zoolander's 'Blue Steel', Gwen Stefani's 'Just A Girl' and Lisa Rinna's lip injections.
Meant to convey an innocent, yet empty head.
"I am a model. This is my model face. Because I model. With this model face."
And after all of those.... you get this:
Which causes everyone around you do to this:
So, my lovely ladies, how 'bout we start smiling in pictures like normal people and leave the Duckfaces to the professionals?