It was only a matter of time before selfie-ing turned into an extreme sport. OK, so maybe none of us actually saw this coming, but it happened — in the form of something known as the Selfie Olympics, aka the first meme of 2014.
Here’s how the Selfie Olympics works:
Basically, people take the most awkward or impossible selfies ever all in the name of getting “Likes.” Some of them aren’t even selfies! We’ve taken the liberty of entering some of our favorite celebs into the running:
+ Justin: “The Shooting Star”
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Make a wish! It’s a literal shooting star! When Justin Bieber isn’t riding giant pencils through outer space he’s a spokesperson for Pencils of Promise — an organization that builds schools in developing nations and grants children’s wishes for a brighter future for themselves and their communities. Launching himself into space for the Selfie Olympics definitely earns JB major points for difficulty.
+ Tyler Posey: “Dances with Wolves”
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“Teen Wolf” has the best fans ever, and we’re not just saying that because we’re in the MTV fam. The Sterek Campaign brings “Teen Wolf” fans together to fight for human and animal rights, and it raised enough money to adopt 48 real-life wolves last year! It’s seems only fitting that Tyler Posey’s Selfie Olympics entry would involve a wolf pack. High score for risking his life.
+ Ian Somerhalder: “The Oscar”
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Ian Somerhalder may not be in a bad mood but he’s channeling Oscar the Grouch in the Selfie Olympics. Only, unlike Oscar, Ian lives in a recycling bin. The “Vampire Diaries” actor is all about going green, and he even launched the Ian Somerhalder Foundation to teach young people how to follow in his eco-friendly footsteps. “[Let's] continue expanding and making change for the voiceless of this planet: our skies, seas, energy, habitats and of course our furry friends,” he wrote to his fans on his 35th birthday.
+ Snooki: “The Perfect 10″
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Snooki recently quit her hard partying ways to put her health and family first. And it shows! She may as well join the 2016 Olympic gymnastics team with that fit new figure, ’cause her new look and attitude are a perfect 10 in our book. She even looks a little less orange than usual. This Jersey girl earns a high score for motivation!
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