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How To Look Gorgeous In Pictures: It's Easy!

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    No matter how good you are at dodging the lens, this is the time of year when you're going to have to get your photo taken...and likely many, MANY times. Contrary to what you may think, the secret to a great photo doesn't lie simply in good genes or Photoshop. The angles, the poses, the lighting, and your facial expressions all help to turn a potentially awkward and unflattering snap into one you're going to want tagged on Facebook. To make each and every shot worthy of a profile pic, we're divulging the six secrets to looking gorgeous, and your very best, when the flash comes your way.

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