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Hint: It all starts with finding your best side.
The iconic RuPaul stopped by ESSENCE Live and shared a few quick tips on how to take the perfect picture. The host of the upcoming Logo TV game show, Gay For Play, says that the first thing you need to do is take a ton of pictures. “Find your best side. Take a ton of pictures of yourself by yourself and figure it out.”
Remember to relax your shoulders, push your chest out, lengthen your neck, tilt your chin down, place yourself at a three quarter angle to the camera. If standing, place one foot in front of the other at a slight angle and right before the flash goes off, place your tongue on the roof of your mouth to make your neck look a little slimmer.
So, go forth and practice, so that you’ll be ready for your next close up.
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