Position Your Tongue Properly To Look Good In Photos

Position Your Tongue Properly To Look Good In Photos

We live in a culture of oversharing, so odds are someone, somewhere will be snapping and posting photos taken of you at various events. To help ensure you look your best, heed where you position your tongue.

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Karen Lee, formerly of the Elite Model Management agency, offers her tips on how to put your best face forward.

While clothes, hair, a nice smile, and other attributes can help to make or break a shot, Karen writes that the placement of the tongue inside your mouth is also key. Specifically, you should look to put your tongue behind your teeth and smile so that you’ll appear more relaxed and at ease in photographs. Along the same lines, the post advises something we’ve also previously mentioned doing: closing your eyes, then opening them slowly just before the shot is snapped.

Browse the full post for other tips on how to look your best in photos, and remember to forget about the camera before each shot to look more photogenic.

Got your own tips on how to fake out the camera? Let us know in the comments.

10 Ways to Look Good in Photos [Reader’s Digest]


  • Tongue behind the teeth isn’t the key. The top of your tounge should be pushed up against the roof of your mouth. This flattens and draws up the underside of your chin, making your whole jaw area appear thinner. Compare in the mirror: push your tongue down past your jaw inside your mouth, then pull it up hard against the roof. Big difference, no?

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