Ugly selfie refers to a deliberately unattractive photographic self-portrait.
Yet in a what’s-your-status world filled with overwhelming pressure to look camera-ready at all times, it can be liberating to drop the facade and laugh at society’s obsession with the exterior.
Thus, in the last few years, the ugly selfie — a selfie that’s intentionally silly or unattractive — was born.
Though selfie culture continues to have its critics, sharing intentionally unattractive pics really is having a positive effect on many girls.
As 20-year-old Devin says, "An ugly selfie is a way to tell the world, 'Hey, maybe my skin isn't glowing and maybe I don't look super fit, but that doesn't mean that I'm any less worthwhile. In fact, that doesn't mean a single thing about me.'"