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The Secret to Being Photogenic Is All in How You Tilt Your Head


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If you think about how often celebrities are photographed, it’s sort of amazing (and a little annoying) that they somehow always manage to look good. And although having a glam team helps, there’s also a specific pose many of them use to ensure that their best features are captured every single time. 

Ready to try it yourself? All you have to do is tilt your head ever so slightly to your best side and lower your chin. Okay, now smile (or squinch, if that’s more your style).

Which is your best side? We know: That might not be something you’ve ever thought about. But according to a study at Wake Forest University, most people are more emotionally expressive on their left sides.

As for the tilt, it works because it’s subtle. The angling softens any unflattering shadows and brings out your jawline so your face looks slimmer overall. And here we thought you were always supposed to keep your chin up. 

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