Celebrities Totally Obsessed With Taking #Selfies

I'm not sure what came first: the front-facing phone camera or the selfie. Whether technology started this cultural phenomenon or whether technology simply caught up to it doesn't really matter — we are now in the generation of the #selfie. And though the selfie has garnered a less-than-stellar reputation, there's something cool about letting the world see you in a way that you alone chose — with the proper filter, of course. So which celebrities can't get enough of their self(ie)? Click through to find out.

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Selena Gomez

The “Come and Get It” singer shows off killer winged eyeliner in this selfie.

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Selena Gomez

Here, she’s showing off her new contract with Interscope.

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Selena Gomez

Singing while selfie-ing is actually pretty impressive.

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Nicki Minaj

Here’s the “Super Bass” artist hiding behind her album The Pinkprint.

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Nicki Minaj

If only we could all have eyelashes as gorgeous as Minaj’s falsies.

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Nicki Minaj

Cute pout, Minaj.

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James Franco

The Interview actor is so obsessed with selfies that he started selling shirts with them on it.

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James Franco

Bed selfies are kind of Franco’s thing.

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James Franco

This paparazzo got a shot taken of him when he followed Franco around.

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Justin Bieber

Hate to admit it, but damn does Bieber give good selfie.

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Justin Bieber

Private plane selfie with one of your BFFs is a celebrity staple.

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Justin Bieber

Let the record show that the Biebs does, in fact, have platinum hair.

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Taylor Swift

Everyone needs at least one selfie by a pool of water.

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Taylor Swift

Taking a cue from Minaj and posing with the deluxe edition of 1989.

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Taylor Swift

Bringing in bud Jack Antonoff for a selfie of wide-eyed wonderment.

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Kylie Jenner

Jenner is making her 16.7 million Instagram followers happy with this makeup-free selfie.

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Kylie Jenner

Girl really knows how to put on her face…

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Kylie Jenner

…even when she’s going to seductively hide it behind a couch.

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Kim Kardashian

Kardashian and her little sister might be in competition over who can post the best selfie.

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Kim Kardashian

Keep your eyebrow game fierce, Kim K.

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Kim Kardashian

They don’t call her the queen of contouring for nothin’.

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Demi Lovato

Lovato puts her typically rainbow hair in a hair net for this selfie.

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Demi Lovato

The body image heroine goes makeup-free for her new hashtag #MakeupFreeMonday.

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Demi Lovato

Don’t eat the Eos, Lovato. Even if it does smell like cupcakes.

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Miley Cyrus

The “Wrecking Ball” singer shows her followers how she gets her hair so white — lots and lots of bleach.

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Miley Cyrus

It wouldn’t be Miley’s Instagram without a selfie involving some kind of smoking apparatus.

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Miley Cyrus

Yes, that’s blood. No, I have no idea why. #BloodSelfie?

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Lena Dunham

The Girls creator poses with her latest read.

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Lena Dunham

Here, she shows off what is absolutely her color of lipstick.

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Lena Dunham

The caption? #ittakesalotofmoneytolookthischeap. Obsessed!

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Beyonce

Queen Bey gets deep in black and white.

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Beyonce

Loving the hat, B.

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Beyonce

Check out the reflection in the sunglasses — ultimate selfie.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s Instagram is the rare view we have into the artist without all of her bells and whistles.

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Lady Gaga

Love seeing this lady smile.

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Lady Gaga

This makeup-free selfie barely looks like the Gaga we know, but it’s still gorgeous.

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