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Selfie trend: ‘Fish gape’ is the new ‘duck face’

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FishThe ‘fish gape’ is the new ‘duck face’ when it comes to selfie trends.

While both animal-like facial expressions are well-known, the fish gape is increasingly becoming more popular on social media.

Much less expressive than the craze of the ‘surprised face,’ the fish gape consists of slightly parted lips, sometimes showing a bit of teeth.

The look is an apparent representation of its name, as the pose imitates animals underwater as they gape for air – a very subtle pout.

With a relaxed jaw, tilted down chin, sucked in cheeks, tucked tongue and dimmed, narrowed eyes, the face is meant to look seductive.

The signature trend has been deemed a flattering way to enhance lips, slim faces and smooth out wrinkles.

Celebrities are finding the fish gape especially attractive.

Having the best trip. Europe I just love you.. 🙈☺️hur did by @lonavigi -face did by @byjakebailey

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A closer look…;)

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Relaxing in my #califuk sweater by designer @bella_freud  and @flauntmagazine 💥❤️

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