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Don't smile for the camera: Young women get serious for selfies


When a body language expert and voice coach encouraged Caitlyn Jenner to act feminine by giving out grins, she balked.

“Kim doesn’t smile,” Jenner told Lillian Glass, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. “Kim,” of course, meant stepdaughter Kim Kardashian West, figurehead of social media self-portraits.

Whether the Kardashians are to credit, more millennial women — and some men, too — are refusing to say cheese. Search any variation of #serious, #modelface or #contour, among other captions, and these stoic Instagram selfies roll in as numerous and unstoppable as ocean waves. “It’s very masculine. It’s very aggressive,” Glass said. “It’s like, ‘Look at me, darling.’ ”


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