A look at some famous celebrity fans of the 'selfie'

Rihanna revealed a new hairdo with a selfie Credit: Instagram/Rihanna

"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.

Rihanna is a keen fan of the self-portrait Credit: Instagram/Rihanna
Justin Beiber regularly takes pictures with his mobile phone. Credit: Instagram/Justin Beiber
Beyonce debuted her short-lived crop on Instagram with a "selfie" Credit: Instagram/Beyonce
Jessie J posted this picture shortly after shaving off her hair for Comic Relief Credit: Instagram/isthatjessiej
Office star Ricky Gervais with Jerry Seinfeld take a selfie on the road Credit: Twitter/Ricky Gervais

One of the most famous selfies this year was the Pope posing with teenagers at the Vatican.

This "Papal selfie" went viral on social media Credit: Fabio M. Ragona
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby gets in on a "selfie". Credit: Twitter/@VP_Welfare
Model of the moment Cara Delevingne is a fan of the ugly or weird close up. Credit: Twitter/Caradelevingne