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Selfie Olympics, also known as Trick Shot Selfie, is a photo fad that involves taking a mirror-shoot selfie in a bathroom while posing in a physically challenging manner or partaking in an unusual activity.
On November 21st, 2013, FreeOnSmash blogger Rock Burgundy tweeted a photograph of a young man taking a mirror-shot selfie while holding his phone with both hands to the side of his head, coining the hashtags #trickshotselfies and #AND1selfieleague.
im cryin… niggas taking trickshot selfies… AND1 selfie league pic.twitter.com/OBB40qbnyj— rock burgundy! (@itsRockB) November 21, 2013
On the morning of December 25th, 2013, Twitter user YungTumbleweed shared a selfie of a young man in a climbed position around a door. The tweet quickly spread beyond the user’s followers, accumulating more than 2,300 retweets and 1,600 favorites in the first week.
When ya whole outfit dope pic.twitter.com/7l9lhvumcK— yung tumbleWEED (@yungheelymesiah) December 25, 2013
Later that same day, LittleMissSunshine tweeted another selfie of a young man posing on top of the bathroom sink while supporting himself against the wall, using the hashtags #And1SelfieLeague and #TrickShotSelfies.
The GOAT RT— LittleMissMoonshine (@steenfox) December 25, 2013
GoYungDJ</a>: Look what you started my nigga <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23And1SelfieLeague&src=hash">#And1SelfieLeague</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TrickShotSelfies&src=hash">#TrickShotSelfies</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/itsRockB">itsRockB I'm pissed pic.twitter.com/Vut9U0OcHE
On January 3rd, 2014, the Twitter account SelfyOlympics was launched to curate a variety of mirror-shot selfies taken in all sorts of challenging poses. Within hours of its creation, the hashtag became a trending topic on Twitter.
Selfie game: ET Go home pic.twitter.com/1ISNvlVS7P— The Selfie Olympics (@SelfyOlympics) January 3, 2014
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