The New Facebook Profile Shot

For those who were on MySpace at some point in their lives, there's a good chance you remember the classic profile image: a self-portait created by taking a photo in the person's bathroom mirror. It became the standard type of photo on that site; but now, we've uncovered what's quickly becoming the official Facebook shot.

ZoolanderFor those who were on MySpace at some point in their lives, there’s a good chance you remember the classic profile image: a self-portait created by taking a photo in the person’s bathroom mirror. It became the standard type of photo on that site; but now, we’ve uncovered what’s quickly becoming the official Facebook shot.

If you’ve seen the movie Zoolander, then you’ll understand what I’m about to describe — although the picture to the right should give you a pretty good idea.

All it takes is a slight angle toward the camera and then the “Magnum” pose from Zoolander, with the suckerfish face.

It has become all too common in recent months. While it may not be used in every profile picture, it’s most definitely a pose used when on the go. I’m finding more and more of my friends use the pose.

To be honest I’m not sure if they’re having fun making the Zoolander face or whether it has become a standard pose, but it’s definitely not a natural look. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the baby in the video below and tell me how comfortable he is.