We all struggle to appear natural yet look good in photos, but celebrities have to deal with it every day. If they’re not on a red carpet, they’re being followed by paparazzi or doing a photo shoot for something. Over the years a lot of them have found their signature photo pose that they go to whenever they have to have their picture taken and it’s kind of interesting to see what each of them does. There are some classic, and there are also some very unique ones. Some look like a carefully chosen pose to show off their figure, while others look like something they just do out of feeling awkward.
1. Taylor Swift
Whenever you see Taylor Swift on the red carpet she’s almost always standing a bit sideways, with one hand on the hip. It’s her signature pose. And as far as poses go we’d say it’s a good one. It’s almost natural.
2. Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Dwayne is often seen rubbing his hands or clasping them in front of his body. It can look like he’s ready for business or just a bit awkward and doesn’t know what to do with his hands. Or maybe it’s a great way to show off his arms?
3. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s signature pose is hands on her waist and elbows out. It’s definitely a power pose and it accentuates her small waist too. A great move for such a short lady to make herself look more in control of the situation.
4. Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan seems to have a very similar pose to Dwayne Johnson. Hands in front, rubbing them together. We don’t know what it is with men and why they do this, but as you can see this particular pose is quite popular.
5. Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum loves a good over the shoulder look. She’s often photographed with her back to the camera, showing off the back of her dress (which is often open) and looking over her shoulder as if to be like “oh, I didn’t know you were taking a picture of me, but hi”.
6. Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara’s power stance involves her standing straight up facing the camera and her hands low on her hips. She also often will cross her legs to achieve even more of a curvy look. And why shouldn’t she? Her curves are legendary, she should accentuate them as much as she wants.
7. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is such a massive movie star yet she’s often seen with her hands clasped low in front of her, looking like she’s really feeling out of place. Or maybe that pose is supposed to achieve that modest, slightly awkward look?
8. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian always puts one leg forward, probably to add more angles to her silhouette and to accentuate her curvy figure. And as we’re sure everyone will agree, it’s definitely working for her. This woman knows all her best angles.
9. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson became a bit of a meme back in the day because of how much he used to play with his hair. It must’ve been a nervous habit or something and it seems like he’s doing it less now, but it still sneaks up on him.
Zendaya loves to throw her fingers up for a picture. It looks very cool and she’s showing some attitude in a playful manner, but we wonder if she knows that this particular gesture that looks like the reversed peace sign is actually very rude in Britain.
11. Nicki Minaj
Nicki has changed up her look quite a lot over the years but one thing she’s sticking with is her signature pose. She’s often photographed at red carpets and events with her legs crossed. Sometimes she puts her hands on her hips, sometimes they’re just alongside her body, but that leg crossing action is always there.