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Celebrity tips for the perfect Instagram selfie

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Kylie Jenner

1. Take lots of options

Kylie Jenner is no stranger to sharing selfies with her 64.4 million Instagram followers, and for her the answer is simple – capture lots of photos so then you can edit it down to choose the right one.

"I take, like, 500 selfies to get one I like," the 18-year-old once revealed. "Sometimes I regret putting one up if I find a better one later. I'm like damn, that's a better photo, but that's the only thing I regret."

Kendall Jenner

2. Don't use too many filters

Kylie's sister Kendall Jenner insists that not over-filtering your photos is the key to the perfect selfie. "I'm not into using too many filters," she says. "I like to keep it pretty natural – or black and white is always cool. But above all, you have to know your face: everybody has their good side.

"And practice! Practice makes perfect."


3. Flip the camera

Rosie Huntington Whiteley's top tip? "You should flip the camera around so it faces you - that way you can see exactly what you look like."


4. Style your hair

For Candice Swanepoel it's not about how you take the selfie but more about your hairstyle. "It's all about the hair," she says. "You have to make sure it's messed up. Then purse your lips a bit and you're done."

Karlie Kloss

5. Perfect your pose

Karlie Kloss likes to play up to the camera for her 4.8 million followers.

"Great light is key. You want to place the camera a bit higher than your face. I always like to blow a kiss!"

Miranda Kerr

6. Find your best angle

For Miranda Kerr the angle is everything. "I always take photos looking up at the camera," she confides. "It softens your features and is the best angle for the light."


7. Lighting is key

Kim Kardashian is arguably the queen of the selfie, and admits she pays a lot of attention to finding the best lighting for her snaps.

"The lighting is everything," she says. "If it's not good lighting, then you do the more moody vibe, and you just take about 500 pictures until you get the right one."

Jennifer Lopez

8. Explore your surroundings for the best backdrop

Don't just point and shoot; Jennifer Lopez suggests you "turn around in a circle until you find the best lighting before taking your photo".

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