Selfies were errywhere this year. Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the word of 2013, which, based on celebrity Instagram accounts, makes total sense. Celebs love taking selfies and we, as bloggers and breathing humans, love looking at said selfies. We've come to rely on them to tell us what our faves are wearing, where they are, and who they're hanging with. It isn't until you look through every Instagram of Rihanna's from the past year that you truly appreciate just how much the badgal loves sharing her face/her new hair color/her products with the rest of the world. But Ri's not the only one doing it. We've rounded up our favorite selfies from the past year so you can peep 'em and refer back when taking GPOYs of your own. Enjoy!
NICKI MINAJ: MOST SELFIES NOT FOCUSED ON HER FACE
Nicki Minaj shares her selfies with two special guests.
For most people, selfies are all about the face. Obviously, Nicki Minaj is not like most people. Her selfies tend to draw attention to the two assets that sit below eye level and could easily stay out of frame. Nicki got bolder about baring as the year went on. While she began 2013 with some heavy cleavage, by the end she was straight-up giving us full-frontal pasties. Her Halloween costume, in case you couldn't tell, was a police officer. It's been a while since we've gotten any Instagrams from her Minajesty, so we're hoping she's planning to make up for lost time in 2014.
Selena Gomez performing at 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2013.
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Don't worry, Selenators, Selena Gomez didn't actually cut her hair! It does kinda seem like she's toying with the idea, though, unless she's attempting to create a Sasha Fierce-esque onstage persona for herself. I mean, early in November, Flaunt magazine released those pictures of her with a blunt bob, and now, almost a month later, she's performing wearing a very similar wig. Or maybe the same one? IDK, maybe she "borrowed" it from set. We would be all for the drastic 'do (you know we love us some may-jah hair news), but we ALSO can't forget the follow-up video to her Flaunt spread, where short-haired Selly was searching for her longer-haired self.
Selena hit the stage in Dallas in a white bralet/hotpants combo similar to the outfits she's been wearing all tour, but her hair was noticeably, like, 10 inches shorter. We would've thought she cut her hair for real, but an hour earlier, her mane was its usual glamorous length.
A still from 'Searching,' a short film starring Selena Gomez.
When we peeped Selena Gomez's Flaunt Magazine spread last week, we were totally digging her blunt bob. Despite our positive feelings, in the corresponding short film that was just released, it's clear Selena was not feeling her new 'do.
The video begins with Selena in bed, in the same lingerie/skirt combo from the shoot. Also in bed? That shirtless guy! He's known by his family, friends, and fans as Shiloh Fernandez. He plays guitar (shirtless), nuzzles Selena (shirtless), and smiles (shirtless). Just as we were getting used to him, he disappears.
Whoa, check out Selena Gomez in a bra and bob! Don't worry, we haven't unearthed private photos of the singer: this flick and the voyeuristic ones below are from her just-released spread in Flaunt magazine. The editorial, shot by Amanda de Cadenet, features Selena in a far more mature context than we're used to seeing her. Sure, we've seen her in a teeny bikini in Spring Breakers, but the tailored looks in this steamy tryst is some seriously bracing stuff.
The black, lace bralette and the shorter 'do is enough of a different look for Selly that we almost missed the shirtless man in the foreground of the picture. Almost.
Selena Gomez on the cover of 'Teen Vogue.'
Photo: Teen Vogue
It's been three months since we've seen Selena Gomez grace the cover of a magazine—she has been a little busy with her Stars Dance tour, after all—but now she's back on stands for the December cover of Teen Vogue. Oh, and, NBD, it's her fourth cover for the mag. On #4, Selena sheds the elaborate hairstyles she's been sporting recently for an undone (yet chic) 'do. The slightly mussed look is totally appropriate though, seeing as how she's sitting in the back of a convertible. #windblown Sellie wears a pink-and-red heart print Gucci dress and sports nearly no makeup: looking this serene in the back of a topless car is rarely this easy for us regular folk.
Selena Gomez in front of 'The Late Show With David Letterman.'
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While we've been keeping a close eye on Selena Gomez's "Stars Dance" stage style and preference for Forever 21 off stage, it's been a while since we've seen her dressed up. The wait made the outfit she chose for her appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman even more stunning: that crop top, those slits, that braid!
Selly wore a Versus Versace J.W. Anderson Collection skirt and shirt: the shirt may be long-sleeved and the skirt knee-length, but slivers of skin still manage to make an appearance. On the runway, the look was styled with white boots, but Selena opted, instead, for Giuseppe Zanotti gold-embellished pumps.