Amongst all the seriousness on social media - the carefully chosen outfits and locations, the perfect poses, the filters and photoshopping needed to craft that perfect image of oneself - there are some people who choose to do things differently. These people like a laugh and don't take themselves too seriously; they are also confident enough to show their friends and followers their silly and, dare we say it, ugly side.
Because although a brief skim through Instagram might leave you feeling that everyone is just perfect except for you, nothing is further from the truth! Even the most attractive people can quite easily 'uglify' themselves, and this is celebrated on the subreddit r/PrettyGirlsUglyFaces. As a follow up to our previous post on this hilarious trend, we decided to share some more of these gurning classics with you, for your viewing...pleasure? Scroll down to enjoy these hilariously gruesome girls for yourself, and don't forget to vote for your favorites!
Did you know that this kind of hideous facial contortion is actually a sport? Inevitably founded in Britain, gurning competitions have been happening since way back in 1297, when people at the Egremont Crab Apple Fair took turns in pulling grotesque poses while eating the super sour apples.
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This rural English tradition now has it's own World Championships, with people coming from across the globe to try and win the title of ugliest face. Traditionally gurners frame their faces with a horse collar, in a procedure that is known as "gurnin' through a braffin'. A typical gurn involves projecting the lower jaw as far forward and up as possible, and covering the upper lip with the lower lip.
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The World Championships are held in mid-September each year and there are competitions for men, ladies and juniors. England's best-known gurner is Peter Jackman, who won the world championship four times from 1998, with a face called the "Bela Lugosi."
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Perhaps some of these lovely ladies would fancy signing up and trying to win the title of Gurning World Champion? There are certainly some natural talents in this list!