Given our social-media-obsessed era, it’s no surprise that Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year for 2013 is “selfie.” Oxford’s editors say that the use of the word has gone up a staggering 17,000% in just the past year alone. Celebrities love selfies too. In the past few months alone, arm’s-length photos of Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Aniston, Nick Jonas and Chris Pratt have all gone viral. Even the most famous stars can’t escape the awkwardness of an embarrassing selfie gone wrong. Click here to see the best of the worst.
Contributing Editor, Allie Shain founded Allie is Wired in May of 2006 and joined the Glam Network 2 months later. She is a native born Californian, with 15 years experience in television and radio broadcasting. Along with Allie is Wired, she also publishes The Beauty Stop.