Scrolling back to the early days of Instagram, it seems that there was no shortage of celebrities making duck faces. This pouty picture comes courtesy of actor Will Smith while he was hanging out backstage at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2017. While we think duck faces are one of the worst social media sins, we’re willing to let the Fresh Prince slide with this one.
Thankfully he’s found the…will… to stop with the pouts and instead has used his Instagram to show off his superb smile.
It’s always a bit envy-inducing to see how celebrities can take such good pictures, even when they’re candid. Proving that she looks just as flawless in a blurry and poorly-cropped social media post as she does on the red carpet, Priyanka Chopra uploaded this natural photo as her first post.
Though this picture was uploaded in 2012, the former Miss World 2000 and "Quantico" star continues to post adorably candid photos and videos of herself. Hmm, we wonder if Nick Jonas scrolled back this far to give his future wife's first post a heart?
Let’s see — duck face, old Instagram frame? Yup, this picture is peak 2012. It turns out that when she wasn’t picking contestants on "America’s Next Top Model" or teaching us how to “smize,” Tyra Banks was fangirling over a parody video of Carly Rae Jepsen’s catchy song “Call Me Maybe”.
The parody video (which featured bananas being used as phones in case you're wondering why the supermodel is holding a bunch of bananas) was shot in early 2012 and featured baby-faced Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ashley Tisdale, and more lip-synching to the hit.
We’ve got to hand it to Gabrielle Union for managing to look so good under pressure. The actress chose this picture of herself about to scale Australia’s Sydney Harbor Bridge in 2012 as her first Instagram post. At about 440 feet high at its highest point, we’re not sure how the actress managed to stay so relaxed to take a photo.
Not featured in the background was her climbing buddy — husband and NBA legend, Dwyane Wade. Thankfully, for those who are scared of heights, the actress has plenty of photos taken at ground level.
Though her more recent posts show a more jovial and colorful side to the singer, Adele’s first social media posts were all about the dramatic black and white look. With just a haunting gaze and a simple caption promoting her latest album at the time, 25, Adele managed to rile up the social media platform.
Just a warning: staring at this 2015 photo of Adele for too long will send you into a spiral of eyeliner envy that will lead to a futile attempt to recreate her look.