A Definitive Ranking of Ariana Grande's Kissy Faces From 2014

If anyone likes a kissy face, it's Ariana Grande. Seriously though, homegirl is most contented when puckering out her lips for a selfie, red carpet photo, or air kiss. Ariana Grande does the kiss face so often that she's made the expression into a veritable art form. On Instagram, she has her "cutesy" smooch face, her "sexy" smooch face, her "nonplussed" smooch face, and her "totally caught-off-guard" smooch face. WHAT A RANGE!

Let's commit these faces to a grading system. Once and for all, I'm ranking Ariana Grande's smooch faces of 2014 from "social discomfort," to "affected sultriness," to "awkward obligation." Join me!

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#34

More enthusiasm, Ari. I NEED MORE!!

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#32

Ditto on this guy…

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#33

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Ah, the kiss face of awkward politeness/“Get me away from this creepy guy.”

#31

One of her favorite places to smooch ghosts is in her car…

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#30

Like so…

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#29

Sometimes, she gives herself Scary Spice buns. It adds a little zsa zsa zsu.

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#28

On other occasions, she gets her friends into it as well. Or, ya know, she tries.

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#27

Best friend number two is merely tolerating this selfie.

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#26

More of a platypus kiss face.

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#25

But at least one of her buddies is into it. Her additional best friend maintains her indifference.

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#24

Animal ears always jazz things up…

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#23

Amirite?!

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#22

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Especially when the animal ears are not those of a feline.

#21

I CAN’T SEE HALF YOUR FACE, ARI!!

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#19

Caption for this photo is, obviously, “I’m a VERRRY sexy baby…”

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#18

Sorry, but the couch is for TV-watching. Not making out with your imaginary friend.

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#17

Points for derpiness!

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#16

Kinda can’t see what’s happening here.

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#15

Ari-G. UNFILTERED.

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#14

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At least she’s blowing a kiss this time…

#13

Having failed to convince her friends to kiss face with her in this picture, she opted to graffiti little cat ears on them after the fact. What adorable revenge!

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#12

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Mackin’ it with Mickey…

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#11

OOH, MIRROR EFFECTS!!

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#10

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Can someone please photoshop an American flag and bald eagle behind this?

#9

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And so begins a photo series of Ariana Grande imposing the kiss face on Jessie J.

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#8

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Jessie J allows the kiss face in her personal space for a short time…

#7

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But then makes it clear that she wants nothing more to do with it…

#5

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She’s in all of her lip-glossed glory.

#4

Aw, MAAA!!

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#3

Ah, the meeting of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. An occasion fit for the most puffed-out lips yet.

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#2

But then, she and Nicki Minaj had a pucker-off. It was declared a stale mate. Both are worthy contenders.

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#1

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But nothing, NOTHING beats Ari failing at cheek kiss chicken with Ian Somerhalder at the Teen Choice Awards. This is an uncomfortable cheek kiss that will live in infamy.