Give a celebrity a camera and what do they do? All sorts of things: incite a riot of Halloween costumes, encourage cultural misunderstandings, show the world their less-than-made-up sides. That beautiful molotov cocktail of fame, adoration and a smartphone camera can certainly lead to some… well, interesting results. Stars—they're not just like us. "Selife" was just named the word of the year by the Oxford Dictionaries, meaning 2013 was the Official Year of the Selfie. To mark this important, historical occasion, we combed back through our favorite celebrity Instagram accounts to pick the best celeb selfies of the year. Click through from the good (Mindy Kaling, Taylor Swift) to the not-so-safe-for-work (Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj) to the, uh, downright awesomely unflattering (Lena Dunham, James Franco).
Miley Wins Halloween
While everyone was busy dressing as Miley Cyrus for Halloween, she was on a different track—in Lil Kim's iconic VMA look.
Rihanna's Mosque Problem
Guess Rihanna didn't really think this one through, huh?
Beyonce's Short-Lived Pixie
Short-lived, yes, but newsworthy nonetheless.
There's lot of risque imagery on Nicki Minaj's skin-baring Instagram, but this recent shot takes the cake.
Mindy Kaling is America's Instagram Sweetheart
The unsung hero of Insta, this one.
The Biebs Does Chanel
You can still make out the signature Justin Bieber selfie pout, even under all that Chanel.
The Price of James Franco's Beauty
If you aren't following James Franco's rather wacky Instagram, you are seriously missing out. This is one of his more... interesting selfies.
Tyra as Cindy
Classic Lena Dunham
You have to admire a celeb not afraid to really go there with unflattering self portraiture.
Alexa Chung's Facial Hair
Seemed to have sprouted up overnight.
It's probably in Cara Delevingne's contract that she's rarely allowed to take a serious picture.
Kisses for Karlie
Kinda gross but if you're a dog lover, you'll understand this snap from Karlie Kloss.
Heidi's Taste Test
Oh, just your regular everyday makeup look for snack indulging, from Heidi Klum.
Paris Hilton as Paris Hilton
It, uh, doesn't get any more ~Paris Hilton~ than this.
Coco Rocha's Travels
Proof that maybe the model would be smart to get on the other side of the camera.
Harry Styles' Paper Art
Uh, hey Harry.
Zooey Deschanel's Blue Period
A pretty attainable look, we think.
Taylor Swift, Grammy Included
Hey, we're happy for her.