New York, Sep 26:
While you are busy taking another selfie with friends or somewhere alone, which celebrity do you think can give you the best chance to win 15 minutes of fame on social media and beyond?
Hold your breath. It is not the “selfie queen” Kim Kardashian or hot singer Beyonce but none other than Pope Francis himself!
According to Daily Intelligencer newspaper, getting a selfie with the Pope is the one most people will die for.
While compiling a ranking of 10 high profile celebrity selfie subjects, the newspaper found that the rare self-portrait with the Pope – who was given a rockstar welcome in New York during a trip to the US this week – will impress your friends and family members the most.
At second spot is Beyonce who “makes people feel blessed simply by proximity. This ranking is mostly self-explanatory.”
The Obamas have taken third and fourth spot with it comes to celebrity selfie.
Taking a selfie with the First Lady [Michelle Obama] is more impressive than getting a selfie with the president because of difficulty.
“If she agrees to take a selfie with you, you’ve already won because Michelle Obama doesn’t like selfies but she will deal with the ignominy for people she likes,” the report said.
“Taking a selfie with Barack Obama is almost a guarantee that you will get at least 15 minutes of fame, although you should avoid taking said photo at a memorial service,” the report added.
The “monkey selfie” has won the fifth spot. A black macaque named Naruto clicked a stunning selfie when a wildlife photographer left an unattended camera on a tripod four years ago in Indonesia.
The copyright ownership fight over the “monkey selfie” has now reached the court, thanks to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal rights organisation.
At sixth spot is reality star Kardashian. “The Kim Kardashian selfie does not take its power from its rarity but from the exclusivity it confers”.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at seventh spot, rarely participates in selfies but when she does, “she also throws in a 1,000-word commentary on her opinion of modern culture, written entirely through facial expressions”.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is at eighth spot on the list.
Ellen Lee DeGeneres, comedian, television host, actress, writer and producer, holds the ninth spot.
“If you take a selfie with Ellen, you are probably insanely famous. Any selfie you take with the talk show host will probably also be seen by a considerable portion of the world,” Daily Intelligencer reported.
In the last spot is “Bigfoot”. Bigfoot is a large, hairy human-like “folklore” ape that is believed to inhabit forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
“This is not exactly a coveted selfie, but it seems highly likely that the first person to snap one would go down in history,” the report concluded. (IANS)