These Celeb Pics Prove Why "Selfie" Is the 2013 Word of the Year

These celebrities know the importance of a good self-portrait!

Well, it's official -- "selfie" is everyone's favorite word!

Oxford Dictionaries has deemed "selfie" the 2013 word of the year. And considering the ubiquitousness of the iPhone self-portrait, is it any wonder? Perhaps celebrities are to blame: Miley CyrusRihanna and Kim Kardashian have practically turned the selfie into an art form. So in honor of the word of the year, here are some of the most candid celeb selfies from 2013.


Kim Kardashian used this risque shot to tell the world she was back (no pun intended) to her old sexy self after giving birth to North West. She captioned the shot "#nofilter."

"Glam today by my glamazons @robscheppy @davynewkirk #WWMKD," wrote Khloe Kardashian, giving her best Kardashian pout face.


Trick or treat? Miley Cyrus showed off her Lil Kim costume on Halloween. It was a replica of the outfit the Queen Bee wore when she attended the VMAs in 1999 (no twerking even needed to shock back then). Lil Kim even approved of the outfit, saying, "She did me well."

"Officer Minaj. Who wants to get cuffed?" the Nicki Minaj wrote. And you thought Kim Kardashian was overexposed!

Speaking of: We're pretty sure the only celebrity who rivals Nicki Minaj in nearly-naked selfies is Rihanna

It was the selfie that shocked the world. When Beyonce posted this picture of her new pixie cut, the Internet nearly broke with surprised reactions. It wasn't long before Bey was back to long hair.


Little meatball! Snooki looks so sweet and innocent as she cuddles with son Lorenzo. "Taking the red eye is so worth it when I get to lay with my baby," she wrote. What a sweet mama!


Former supermodel Tyra Banks is no stranger to having her picture taken, so it should be no surprise that she's a big fan of the selfie. It's great to see a woman who's confident and 100 percent comfortable in her own skin!

Isha Thorpe is an iVillage contributing writer. Find her on Twitter and Google+

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