The newest Instagram trend is taking on a different side of the selfie.
The #UglySelfieChallenge started when Vine star Jerome Jarre posted an unflattering selfie on Instagram along with a caption explaining how “we all care way too much about our look.” His followers uploaded their own selfies, prompting Jerome to create the challenge and nominate Martin Garrix, Nash Grier and Ansel Elgort.
Ansel accepted and posted a hilarious photo that was already in his camera roll. He supported Jerome’s focus on inner beauty adding that “society is becoming this place where people judge each other on followers and likes.”
@jeromejarre nominated me to take an #uglyselfie #UglySelfieChallenge I like the idea. Too many people worry about how they are perceived through an app. Looking like a cookie cuter pretty person. I understand why, because society is becoming this place where people judge each other on followers and likes. Stop worrying about being accepted,worry about being yourself :) I actually didn't just take this selfie. It was in my camera roll, hahaha maybe we should look in our camera roll for the most hilarious photo that we would never post and post it! I nominate @warrenelgort @piercefulton and @natandalex !
While the posts are definitely giggle-worthy, the challenge reveals something deeper. The tag is worth browsing to see a different side of Instagram beyond its likes and filters.
But first, let me take an ugly selfie.