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Pretty Girls Making Ugly Faces (Photos)

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Pretty Girls Making Ugly Faces

So there’s this thing happening where beautiful girls are taking photos of themselves making the most ridiculous, hilarious, awful ugly faces and I think it’s the best thing to ever happen to the Internet.

Some have wondered if the meme started in response to the series of photos Beyonce’s publicist asked BuzzFeed to remove where the pop star is making amazingly grunty faces during her Super Bowl performance last weekend. I’m not sure, but I will say I think I get all the reasons why everyone – even the women in the photographs – love these pictures.

For some, it’s a way of showing that even though they’re beautiful according to society’s standards, they also have a crazy, raging funny and/or ugly girl inside of them. For others, it’s a chance to show that even “ugly” girls are pretty in the right light and from the right angle with the right lens. It shines a light on the fact that beauty is both subjective and objective and is truly in the eye of the beholder, that images can manipulate how we think and feel. It’s also a chance for us women who are constantly objectified - and that’s all of us, whether because we are considered ugly or considered beautiful or both – to take control and say to the world, “I am going to force you to see me from all sides, as a total human being.” It’s liberating and it’s fun. It’s hilarious and empowering, and what better emotional combination is there?

So here you go, people of the Internet. Enjoy your catharsis! I’ve enlisted the help of some of my friends for this one, as well as pulled from submissions on Reddit. Here are 20 Pretty Girls Making Ugly Faces:

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  • Zombie Eyes 1 of 20
    Zombie Eyes
    Amazing.
  • I don’t know this girl… 2 of 20
    I don't know this girl...
    but I love her.
  • Boobs 3 of 20
    Boobs
    She's hot, but she sure knows how to look even hotter!
  • Amy Albert 4 of 20
    Amy Albert
    Amy is a stand-up, musical and character comic living in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter at @delilahdix.
  • Constipated 5 of 20
    Constipated
    I think I probably make this face once a day.
  • Holly Heaviside 6 of 20
    Holly Heaviside
    Follow Holly on Twitter at @hollysaysstuff.
  • Chin 7 of 20
    Chin
    So good.
  • Sara Benincasa 8 of 20
    Sara Benincasa
    Sara is the author of Agorafabulous! and a stand-up comic in Los Angeles. She blogs for Jezebel and xoJane.
  • Teeth 9 of 20
    Teeth
    Head angles are very important in this game, as you can see.
  • Beyonce 10 of 20
    Beyonce
    Beyonce is a new mother and R&B/pop superstar. She is the prettiest woman alive.
  • Trish Nelson 11 of 20
    Trish Nelson
    Trish is a comedienne/performance artist who hosts "Big Effing Deal" with Beth Hoyt every Wednesday at Bar 2A in the East Village. She also makes really fantastic banana bread.
  • Jen Kwok 12 of 20
    Jen Kwok
    Jen is a musical comedian and storyteller. Her YouTube videos are amazing. She was recently featured in the viral video Panhandler Party. Follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://www.twitter.com/jenkwok" target="_blank"@jenkwok.
  • Triple Shot 13 of 20
    Triple Shot
    Perfect.
  • Elizabeth Ellis 14 of 20
    Elizabeth Ellis
    Elizabeth is an actress and comedian in Los Angeles. She's also One Bad Mother, which is coincidentally the name of her new podcast about parenting, coming soon!
  • Ermahgerd 15 of 20
    Ermahgerd
    What is on my ceiling???!!!
  • Hannah O’Reilly Malyn 16 of 20
    Hannah O'Reilly Malyn
    Hannah is an arts administrator and makes a great ugly face!
  • Gobbeldy Gook 17 of 20
    Gobbeldy Gook
    This is everything.
  • Glasses 18 of 20
    Glasses
    See! They really do ruin your whole look! (Kidding, duh, of course I'm kidding. Come on.)
  • Lips 19 of 20
    Lips
    This girl really is super pretty tho because her ugly face is shot from below and she still has amazing bone structure.
  • Bug eyes 20 of 20
    Bug eyes
    Love this chick's ugly face. Very similar to what I call my "witch face."

Images provided by women who are named. In all other cases they come from the Reddit thread PrettyGirlsUglyFaces, except Beyonce’s photos, which are now a meme of their own. Story via Pleated Jeans.

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