"Selfie" - aka self-taken snaps - has beaten other ubiquitous terms like "twerk" and "binge-watching" to emerge as the word of 2013, according to Oxford Dictionaries.
They have littered social media sites over the last year, with stars like Rihanna and Beyonce allegedly having an "instassistant" to take and post flattering self-portraits online.
Here is a look at some celebrity "selfie" aficionados.
Miley Cyrus is widely considered to be "queen of the selfie" having posted a multitude of photos on Twitter.
One of the most famous selfies this year was the Pope posing with teenagers at the Vatican.