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Have We Reached Peak Duck Face? Kim Kardashian West Has Been Trying Out New Facial Expressions


Today in things we never thought we’d say: Kim Kardashian West, author of the New York Times best-selling coffee table book, Kim Kardashian West: Selfish, has been slowly straying from her signature selfie pose (a.k.a. the duck face) over the past two months. And to be honest, we’re not quite sure what to make of it.

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We first noticed her change in expression around eight weeks ago — not long after her pregnancy announcement — starting with this shot of her and husband, Kanye West, heading to his surprise birthday party. Noticeably missing? Her pout. Surprising addition? Her tongue.


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Then a month later, she snapped a nearly identical shot during the pair’s trip to Glastonbury. (Unlike wellies, it’s a look we definitely didn’t see coming.)

Glastonbury here we come…

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At first we thought maybe West had given himself a title bump from being Kim’s personal stylist and photo shoot coordinator to becoming her new art director of selfies. Then we realized her various faces had taken on new life outside of the shots with West. So, while we work on getting to the bottom of this great life mystery, here are a few theories we’d like to offer up:

Sister Squad

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  • Following the success of her first foray into the publishing world, she’s working on a sequel to Selfish, but she needs pictures that highlight how she’s evolved the “selfie movement” since her trailblazing book’s debut.

Side chicks be like…..part2

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  • Mason has been giving her lessons on the finer art of self-photography.


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Then again, Kim did just post this, so our girl hasn’t changed too much. She’ll always find a way to bring back the pout — even if it is just an afterthought in her photos.

First they said I'm too skinny so I have to be faking it…Now they say I'm too big so I have to be faking it…SMH! Some days I'm photographed before I eat & look smaller, some days I've just eaten & I look bigger. It's all a part of the process. I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate. Everyone's body is different, every pregnancy is very different! I've learned to love my body at every stage! I'm going to get even bigger & that's beautiful too! I'm blessed to even be pregnant & even luckier to not have preeclampsia as far as I know, so I don't have the swelling issue this time! They also say your body carries a boy different than a girl! Whatever the case may be I'm grateful to God for this miracle & no matter what rumors or comments you throw my way this time they truly don't affect me! #NoFilter #NoPhotoShop #GoodLighting 😜

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Questions, comments, concerns the end of Kim’s duck face is nigh? Sound off with your thoughts and theories below.

–Lindsay Schallon

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