What the f*ck is up with Duck Face?

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Ladies, please believe me when I say that this ‘posing for pictures with a duck face’ phenomena is a load of horse shit. Can you please stop doing it? Please? I’ll give you a dollar.

The first time I noticed this “trend” is when a friend of mine’s daughter posted one on FB a few years ago. It was kinda cute and silly, but certainly didn’t show her off to be the stunningly gorgeous girl she is. Now, don’t get me wrong. God knows I’ve posted horrifyingly ridiculous pics of my own face here and on FB–I’m not against looking like a freak/weirdo/whackadoo in a picture. They’d be boring if they all looked the same. But over the last few years I see more and more often that young girls in particular always take these self portraits while dressed in bootie shorts, too-tight half-shirts and donning a duck face. Why, I beg of you…why?

I can’t quite figure out why anyone (in most cases) would think duck face is sexy, hot, pretty, etc… (Oh my God. Epiphany here. I’ve just turned into my mother yelling at me to get my hair outta my face. I guess there’s a different mom reprimand with each generation. Good grief. Now I’m going to need therapy.)

Okay, back to duck face. Below is a random sampling of duck face pics I pulled off of Google images. I chopped off the tops of their heads so that no one would be identifiable, though I’m sure all these ladies are lovely and delightful when normal-faced–which is just one more reason I don’t understand duck face. Can anyone tell me why this is the only way to take a picture nowadays if you are under the age of 30?

duck 7 duck 6 duck 2duck 4duck 3duck 1duck 5

Just to show that I’m no hypocrite, here are several of me with my own duck face, and even one with Grant, (thought they were mostly taken before the duck face phenomena became rampant and I had a specific reason for intentionally looking like an ass in each one!). ;)

Jodi duck face2Jodi duck face  Jodi duck face3Jodi and grant duck face

Good grief…why am I sooooooooo white in that one pic?

Okay, I’m now done with my first rant of the new year, quickly written on my lunch break while scarfing pizza. Whew! :)

62 comments on “What the f*ck is up with Duck Face?

  1. The way I see it, these girls desperately want to have the big lip look without having to get their bum fat syringed into their lips. -wonders what would happen if the old wives tale of the wind changing, making you keep that expression.- Heh.

  2. Thank you!! I’ve never understood this & am over it…enuf already!! It’s not sexy. It makes girls look ridiculous – even more so while donning the bootie shorts & too tight/short shirts with boots.
    Love your rants!!

  3. Ok, not only is the duck face sorta odd, I guess it isn’t cool anymore to look happy in pictures but whats with the teenage girls posed arm on hip, shoulder slanted in and duck face…

  4. I simply cannot do a proper duck-face. I have the spazziest mouth ever. It doesn’t do “duck”…it does “funnel”. Seriously, I look like the yip-yip Martians from Sesame Street. You will NEVER see me pose this way. NEVER.

    • I can’t do an intentional duck face. My duck face pics are duck faced by accident! :) As for funnel mouth–I’m quite certain the boys wouldn’t mind seeing that at all! Much sexier than duck face! :)

  5. I am so backed-up in my notifications and email,but I am so glad I checked you out.I have noticed that many of the girls on tv TALK with a duck-mouth; they stick their top lip out and hold it steady…have you noticed? What the…? I thought maybe it was from silicone injections but now, I’m not so sure. Maybe it isn’t ‘duck’…maybe it’s ‘platypus’ and I don’t want to take that thought any farther!

    • I do NOT understand the duck mouth chicks!!! I too figure some of that is from injections–but why on earth would anyone want an injection to do THAT to their face? Oh, and I think you are right–it’s more platypus mouth! ;)

  6. Greetings! I didn’t notice this article before, but when checking on pinterest.com I saw in your pics this tiny pic with the famous gesture, then I thoght What the hell is this about?! Then reading here I realised the topic.
    Honestly, not everybody finds funny the “Duck mouth” or “duck face” or “doing the duck” or whatever they want it to call it! I know that for a fact because some people I have talked about it. At first maybe it was funny, but like many things on internet that have gone viral, now its kind of anoying :S Especially in very young people. Worst if male do it too, sometimes it’s kind of creepy!
    My personal opinion, based on a “sketchy research” because of lack of time, I found out that this goes back to vintage pics of pin ups or models of old that used to make faces for artists and/or photographers. This gesture , especially on paintings , stressed the attitude of the idealized sexy girls back then.
    Eitherway, I guess like many things nowadays, people try to adopt a pose or do something (silly) to desperately find a way to stardom. They lack an identity, and at the end they do the same as everybody else. By the way, I ‘d like to conclude saying that I loved your pictures of this entry! However illustrative for the subject, they are good! I especially loved the first one on the left , the close-up of your face making the ducky. With all due respect, that face boiled my hormones sky-high! Gosh! Your husband is a lucky guy. You can cook, you can write, you make appearences on tv and the end of the day you can attend your loving partner with that ducky face. Some guys have all the luck! :D Be well, blessings!

    • I’m with you that duck face needs to go the way of the DoDo bird! Total yuck! As an occasional silly thing, fine. But in every pic? Good grief! :) Now, as for those sexy pin-up girls–they knew how to do it right! A little pout can be sexy as all get out, but trying to look like a platypus? Ummm…no.

      Oh, and thanks for the sweet words. You are far too kind!! :) Believe me, in my marriage I am the lucky one–no doubt about it. :)

  7. Finally I get a chance to catch up on (and read) some of my neglected followed blogs… Great Photos – LOL.. Yeah don’t understand the close-ups on people’s face/lips either

  8. How can we tell when is it a duckface vs. just a plain ol’ pout?
    I feel this is an important question so that I may express the appropriate amount of:
    A) Amusement B) Ridicule C) Scorn? D) …some other shit I haven’t figured out yet.

    Guide: Express “A” if a super-sexy person being self-effacing. Express “B” any time you feel like it. Express “C” if child is simply too old/young to be doing this. And express “D” when you figure something out :-D

  9. Oh my god, this is classic. I so agree that this is a silly trend, and i agree with the comment above that perhaps it’s so the gal looks like they have defined cheekbones instead of an ass face. The irony.

  10. So glad to see the female form agreeing with “our side” of the situation. This duck face, even now so much time later…. for whatever friggin’ reason …… STILL hasn’t died!!! And I don’t understand why. I thought these kinds of trends were supposed to blow up and then DIE…. why won’t it DIE!!? DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dear ducks of the world: we human men, apologize on behalf of human women. UGhh……!

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