Jared Leto on Best Instagram Selfies Of 2012 by MTV Style [12/5/12]
We’re nearing the end of 2012 (or if you follow the Mayan calendar, the end of the world), so what better way to usher in the new year (or, again, the end of time) than by reflecting on these last 365 days? At MTV Style, we’re doing just that in the only way we know how: daily recaps of the BEST nail art and magazine covers and MORE as we make our way to New Year’s Eve. Grab a cup of cocoa with extra marshmallows, and get a little nostalgic with us about our favorite style moments of this year.
Instagram has only been up and running for a little over two years, but the camera + filter + community app has risen to excellently-executed College Humor parody status ubiquity, and thus, a reflection on 2012 wouldn’t be complete without it. Admittedly, much of the daily news lineup around here hinges on whether or not our fave celebs are Instagramming their latest outfits or beauty looks, so there’s DOUBLE incentive for us to stay constantly refreshing our feeds. There are Instagrams that feature food, ones that spotlight shoe game, jealousy-inducing landscape photos (thanks a lot, Ed Droste) and enough dog and cat pics to keep Cute Overload swimming in content for the next 800 billion years, but we’re gathered here today to celebrate one specific type of Instagram (no straight-up Twitpics — sorry, Miley, Demi and Gaga): the selfie.
JARED LETO: BEST SELFIE EYE-CONTACT
Photo: Courtesy of @jaredleto’s Instagram
There are PLENTY of things that are amazing about this Jared Leto as Rayon Instagram: the impeccable lady makeup, the eyebrowless-ness, the enviable cheekbones. What we are applauding most, though, is that EYE CONTACT. I mean, HONESTLY. Jared has found the exact center of the lens here, rendering his gaze INESCAPABLE. (Open this picture real big on your screen and walk in a semi-circle around your computer to see what I mean.) We’re not sure how the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman manages this photo sorcery, but maybe it’s a skill picked up from years of hanging with Terry Richardson? *Kanye shrug*