Think that the A-listers look glamorous 24 hours a day, seven days a week? Then think again. Hollywood stars are more like us than we think, and sometimes, even the best modeling coaches and stylists can't prevent a cringe and hilarious photo-op. Luckily, these fans snapped a shot and immortalized the hilarious moment for us. So keep scrolling to see some of your favorite famous faces in their most relatable glory.
Moments Before He Fell Asleep
Most people would be pretty excited to sit next to Nicolas Cage on a plane ride. Think about it: what is the likelihood of having him as your plane buddy? People always worry about who they are going to sit next to, but this must have been a pleasant surprise. However, it doesn't look like Nicolas was too thrilled, and he would have preferred to just take a nap.
But that didn't stop this fan from snapping a photo of the two of them; better a photo of him falling asleep than no photo at all! Hopefully, he was able to get some sleep after the selfies stopped.
A Very Reluctant Thumbs up
Even celebrities are unlucky enough to have the occasional horrible photo captured of them. Although many people might think that Rihanna is an exception and all of her photos are perfect, here is some proof of the opposite (although she still manages to look absolutely stunning). RiRi does not look too thrilled to be taking this photo. While she is putting her thumb up in an approving way, her face is saying something very different.
Maybe she is surprised that this man isn't even smiling in the selfie that he is taking with Rihanna. After all, if you are lucky enough to get a picture with her, you might as well crack a little smile.
Don't Sweat It - It's Just a Picture
At first glance, this picture looks like a pretty ordinary photo of Morgan Freeman and one of his fans. However, if you look a little closer, you will see the unfortunate sight on the fan's shirt. Although sweat stains are hard to avoid and they happen to everyone, this is certainly not the ideal time for them to appear. The man must have been cringing after seeing this picture; after all, who would want to brag to their friend with this?
This is the reason that photoshop was created, and no one would blame this man for doing a little editing on this photo here.
Show the World Your Claws
Whoever thought that this was a good idea for their one and only photo with their favorite celebrity is probably cringing at the thought of it now. Although Lady Gaga did comply with her hand shaped in a clawed-like position, she at least looks somewhat fierce with the pose. Her counterparts cannot say the same as they paired their claws with a cute smile that does not really match the vibe.
These two need to work on their poses to keep things consistent. If you're trying to look fierce, make sure that your facial expressions match the rest of the look.
Tattooed on Her Forever
It takes a lot for someone to decide what tattoo to get; after all, it is a decision made for a lifetime. This fan was so smitten by Katy Perry that she decided to get a California Girls image of Katy tattoed on her back. You can't blame her for getting overly excited to show off her tattoo when she finally got to meet her idol in real life.
Katy seems very proud of this true-blue KatyCat (the name used for Katy Perry fans) and is posing cutely, with a happy smile, for this photo.
Sometimes a Hug Is Just Not Enough
You never know what someone will ask for when they finally meet their favorite celebrity. Some people want an autograph, while others are happy with just a selfie. This girl couldn't control her excitement in meeting Justin Bieber and insisted on having a picture of him carrying her. Although some would consider even a hug too much of a request, she shamelessly asked for this wedding-style pose to make things even more awkward.
Although Justin looks a little uncomfortable (it is hard to tell his true reaction behind the sunglasses), the girl is purely elated, as can be seen by her smile.
He Was Not in the Mood for a Selfie
Not all celebrities are over-eager and excited to meet their devoted fans. Sometimes they have no patience for the constant attention and request for photos. Kanye West is the perfect example of one of those times and one of those people. This group of friends was extremely excited to capture a selfie with Kanye, but he looked less than thrilled as he sulked in the picture, not even cracking a smile.
Maybe they just captured the picture at the worst moment and missed the second that Kanye actually smiled, or maybe he didn't know where the camera was at all. Or even worse, maybe the fans were rude or extremely annoying before the photo!
Taking the Chance to Get a Royal Selfie
Very few people would have the audacity to snap a selfie with royalty as they passed by on the street, especially when that royalty is the queen of England. However, this boy seems to have no qualms with snapping a picture to show to the world. He was there with the queen, and he was proud of it, so he wanted to capture the moment - and he succeeded!
Queen Elizabeth looks a little surprised that someone would actually attempt such a stunt. The woman next to her seems amused, and the man in the suit looks completely horrified.
Loki and Lady Loki Together
Tom Hiddleston is famous for not shying away from physical contact with fans, as this picture very clearly portrays. This fan, wearing a Lady Loki costume (minus the horns), asked for a picture with the star, and he happily obliged and even decided to put a little creative spin on it. They both look very happy in this cute photo, which is much better than just a simple selfie or an autograph.
It's nice when celebrities can appreciate their loyal fans, and it was sweet of Tom to take this lovely photo together. They both look genuinely happy, and it's a great combination.
Could It Be Any More Awkward?
It's hard to blame the man for getting a little nervous when his moment came to take a picture with Britney Spears. After all, she is one heck of a popstar. You can see how uncomfortable he is just from how he is posing in the picture, with his hands awkwardly together in front of him, trying not to stand too close to her. The best part is that Britney copied his exact pose!
Although the picture is quite embarrassing (arguably for both sides involved), it is also cute as it shows how nervous he was to approach her and even ask for a picture together.
What People Do for a Selfie
There is no limit to the lengths people will go just to get the perfect selfie with their favorite star. This fan bent over backward (literally) just to capture a selfie with Kim Kardashian. You can see how uncomfortable her neck looks in the awkward pose of this photo. It would be interesting to see if the picture turned out well in the end and if you can even see both of them.
Kim Kardashian clearly saw the lengths that this woman was going to to get a picture of them together, and she smiled sweetly and even waved as she snapped the shot.
A Creative Spoiler-Free Photo
Tom Holland is arguably the master of making cute, staged poses with his fans. Each photo is unique and very clearly thought out. In this snap, he is pretending to read a book about avoiding spoilers with his fans. He looks like he is deep in thought, making sure he does not give any spoilers away. It's both cute and clever while also showing his personality.
There is nothing better than celebrities who put in the extra effort to take creative photos with their fans instead of sticking to the simple selfies and bunny ears.
He Just Couldn't Let Her Go
Every famous person has their fair share of awkward and uncomfortable photos with their adoring fans, but this one of Khloe Kardashian and an extra clingy fan may just take the lead. He can't help himself from grabbing onto her from the back, and she walks away, and he doesn't look like he is ready to let go any time soon. She doesn't look very happy with the situation and is mouthing something to get help.
It's unlikely that he had permission to get this close to Khloe and even more surprising that he thought it was acceptable to hold on and not let go in the way that he did.
Put Your Head on My Shoulder
Elijah Wood is one of those famous celebrities who like to take quirky photos with fans, but this one might be a little too far on the quirky side. This picture is both cringe-worthy and disturbing as he rests his head on a fan's "shoulder," looking down quite creepily at her full bosom. Although both of them appear to be pretty happy, it is just too disturbing to ignore.
The most comical part of this photo is the poster that is hung up behind them saying, "No physical contact policy with our celebrity guests." Clearly, that rule is not taken very seriously.
A Match Made in Heaven
Who would have thought that when Margot Robbie woke up and chose to wear a red and white printed skirt, she would be matching the outfit of the supermarket employee that wanted to take a picture with her? Although the employee was probably very excited, Margot most likely wasn't particularly thrilled. Even if not, they managed to capture a cute picture together that might just hang in this fan's house forever.
Her outfit coordinates so much with the employee's uniform that you might even think that it was intentional! She knew she would be grocery shopping at that store after all!
The World's Most Awkward Kiss
There is no limit to the strange things that people request when they meet a celebrity. Russell Brand, in particular, is known for fulfilling the most grand of requests; the comedic actor has repeatedly locked lips with fans who ask for a smooch. But this is one kiss that makes us feel even weirder than those! Russell probably thought giving this little fan a kiss on the cheek was a sweet gesture.
Maybe his mom or dad even requested the celebrity do that for the photo. But the little boy's face says, "Help, I don't like this!"
May Your Every Wish Come True
Maybe you really should be careful what you wish for! Your wish might just happen to come true as it did for this girl here. She was wearing a t-shirt that said how she wished she was standing next to Andrew Scott. Who would have thought that that same day, she would actually end up standing next to Andrew Scott, making for the perfect photo? What a lucky day to have been wearing that shirt!
Andrew's expression as he posed alongside her for this photo makes it all the better. His funny face, along with the girl's bashful smile, makes for the most perfect and adorable fan and celebrity photo.
One Tight Embrace From a Fan
Not everyone understands the importance of personal space, and it looks like this fan is one of those people. When meeting his favorite celebrity, Kristen Stewart, he decided to envelop her in a huge hug. She is seen hugging him back in a very tight embrace. Despite the small smiles, it is very hard to believe that this was not awkward for the two, considering they are complete strangers.
This is definitely a very intimate pose to take with someone that you have never met before. Kristen, in particular, was never very fond of taking photos with her fans, so she really went out on a limb here.
Someone Got a Little Too Excited
Meeting your celebrity idol is always a mix of emotions, and sometimes it can be pretty overwhelming. This dedicated fan was so excited to finally meet the hotel heiress Paris Hilton that he couldn't reel in all of his excitement. Instead of posing nicely next to her, he ended up getting an overly excited picture of himself with a gaping open mouth next to his favorite celebrity.
Paris doesn't seem to notice how awkward the fan's pose is next to her, and she is smiling innocently next to him. You can see that she is somewhat leaning herself away from him, but her smile shares some of his excitement.
Not Quite the Apple of Some Eyes
You never know how you will react when faced with your favorite celebrity. These two girls, who are captured next to Nick Carter, are very clearly lovestruck and in awe. However, either the rest of the girls in the photo did not realize who was standing right next to them, or there was someone (or something) even more intriguing that captured their attention. They must have been truly disappointed to see what they missed out on after.
The best part of this photo is how the member of the Backstreet Boys simply stands there smiling while all of the girls seem to be practically oblivious to his existence (except, of course, the two in the front).
Who Wants a Piggy Back Ride?
It is difficult to imagine that there are people in the world who would be comfortable enough to ask Elijah Wood to pose with them in such a strange pose. How did this come about in the first place? She met Elijah and asked to take a photo with him on her back? Or maybe it was all Elijah's idea in the first place; he is known for his entertaining poses with fans!
Elijah is clearly not afraid to look silly in the pictures he takes with his fans! Although many celebrities struggle to even take a selfie, Elijah takes things to the next level.
A Very Smiling X-Pose
If you are an X-men fan, there is practically no better luck than to pose with its leader and creator, Professor X. This fan is clearly ecstatic about meeting Patrick Stewart for the first time (as you can see on his face), but it is hard to miss the extreme height difference between the two men. Either the fan is a giant, or Patrick is much smaller than anyone thought!
Despite the extreme height difference, it is difficult to deny how wholesome and nice this picture is. The two men look very happy, celebrity and fan standing together for a photo.
Most people, especially famous people who are used to having their pictures taken all the time, are well aware of their best angles for a picture. This fan either isn't used to taking photos or got so wrapped up in the minute that he lost his mind for a moment, and they decided to focus the camera right on their chins. It is definitely not the best angle for either of them.
The best part is that Emma Watson decided to go right all with the fan in their strange pose idea, and now all anyone sees is both of their chins.
The Three Wise Monkeys
You have to at least give this group some points for creativity when it comes to their posing in this photo. Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead played along quite nicely as they became the three wise monkeys: hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. They all got very into their picture as well, and it looks more like a photo shoot than a quick snap with a fan.
It really is a clever idea and much more interesting than the simple selfies that you usually see from celebrities with their fans. Lots of extra points to whoever thought of this!
The Typical Old Selfie
Although this list has contained its fair share of interesting and creative photo ideas of fans and their celebrity crushes, this guy went in for the good old selfie with Kim Kardashian. He does seem to have leaned in a little too closely than he should have for this photo, though. Personal space is very important, and it doesn't look like this guy has yet learned the importance of it!
If there is anyone who is always camera-ready, it would be Kim Kardashian. No matter the circumstance, she knows the perfect pose and angle for each and every picture to ensure that she always looks great.
Always Ask for Permission
Although most celebrities are used to taking lots and lots of photos with people they come across on the street and are often chased down for a selfie, it doesn't make it acceptable to take a picture whenever you feel like it. Amy Schumer looks pretty peeved that this stranger insisted on taking a photo of her while she minded her own business, and it doesn't look like he asked for permission first.
The fan looks pretty happy, despite Amy's frustration, and even shows a thumbs-up to the camera, but there's nothing ruder than photos taken when the celebrity didn't really want to.
They Just Wanted to Eat in Peace
There was no way that this girl was going to pass up the opportunity to take a photo with Robert Pattinson, the star of Twilight, no matter how awkward the process would be. She was ready to interrupt him in the middle of his meal, just for a quick picture with her and her peace sign. Robert is clearly not very happy with the situation and just wants to enjoy his meal in peace.
The girl next to Robert also looks upset that someone had the nerve to come and interrupt their meal that they were all peacefully enjoying together, but at least this fan got her photo at the expense of a peaceful, undisturbed outing.
The Perfect Proposal
During a Doctor Who photo-op, actors Matt Smith and Karen Gillan witnessed a fan proposing to his girlfriend. The girl was also a Doctor Who fan, so it was a good thing she said yes. Otherwise, this would’ve ended up being a very uncomfortable few moments caught on camera. This is undoubtedly the most unique way to get a photo with celebrities, and it wasn't even staged!
This way, they got to get a picture with their favorite stars and also have cute proposal photos; that's a win-win situation, to say the least.
She Did Ask for a Doodle
When a fan asked Hayley Atwell to doodle on a picture of her with herself and Captain America star Chris Evans for her and sign her autograph, it is unlikely she was prepared for the image that would be returned to her. Instead of a simple signed (or doodled) picture, she took her wit and creativity to the limit by drawing crowns and glasses on the picture and even giving Chris a gap tooth!
That is one easy way to make a great memory for this devoted fan. It was already exciting to have a picture with her favorite stars, but now she has a funny story to go along with it!
Who Is the Celebrity Here?
At first, glance, based solely on the photogenic ness of the people in this photo, you might be led to believe that the celebrity is actually the young man on the right. However, that is not the case. Poor Britney simply was captured at a very awkward moment (it can happen to anyone, it seems) with this over-eager smile that almost looks like a grimace. Not everyone can have great photos all the time.
Imagine taking a photo with Britney Spears only to realize that you somehow ended up looking better than her in the picture! It almost seems impossible, but it was true for this young man!
He Can Eat There for Free
Big Star Sandwich thought it would be pretty funny to put a sign outside their shop saying, "Liam Neeson eats here for free." They probably never thought, even in a million years, that Liam would show up to claim his free meal. However, in that, they would be wrong, as can be seen by this photo. Here he is arriving to claim his free meal, and of course, they had to document the moment with a photo!
Although Liam doesn't look too happy in this picture, he wouldn't have gone all the way out to the sandwich shop if he didn't really want to and wanted to make for a cute story.
Slow Dancing With Katy
"Please, my lady, may I have this dance?" This is certainly one incredibly awkward dancing photo, as the pairing looks like they are on the most awkward first date of their entire lives. However, the guy had to try to get a creative photo with Katy Perry, and it looks like he succeeded (creative, although awkward). He seems to be enjoying himself, but she does not look too thrilled about the situation.
Maybe Katy was just caught in a bad moment, but she looks a little surprised to have this stranger's hands wrapped around her waist. Although, she does have her hands on his shoulders as well!
When You Are Desperate for an Autograph
What do you do if you meet your favorite star but are unprepared? You do not have a piece of paper or a napkin or anything for them to autograph. Why not simply have her autograph her name on your body? Just pull up your shirt like this young man, pull out a pen, and request a body tattoo of the star's autograph. You may just be lucky and have someone like Jessica Chastain autograph your ribs.
Although it is a nice idea, it must have been pretty disappointing when it eventually washed away. At least then he has this picture to remind him of the moment!
Giving Some Major Side Eye
What was so intriguing in the left side of this photo that Tom Hanks, who is surely no stranger to the camera, was unable to take his eyes off of it? The two excited fans had no problem at all keeping their eyes towards the lens, but Tom was too busy handing out some major side-eye to whatever was to his right. Maybe they just caught him at a very bad moment!
Even though this hardware store photo of Tom Hanks with the two fans is a bit quirky with the strange glare and smirk, it is undoubtedly still a great memory for the two.
Nice Choice of Shirt
This young man is clearly a big fan of Avril Lavigne and her music and couldn't wait for the chance to get a photo with her. His interesting shirt choice paired with the matching bright red background makes for an even more interesting combination. And what's the cherry on top? Why are they standing so far away from each other? They look like they are too scared to get any closer.
Maybe that was part of the effect the fan was going for in this photo. His shirt says it all at the end of the day, and maybe he wanted everyone to ask why he wasn't standing closer to his favorite star.
Begging for Some Comfort
Although it is hard to believe that this young lady's cat truly died during the time that she was waiting to meet Peter Facinelli, it is unarguably a creative way to get some "comfort" from the star, in the form of a hugging photo. Regardless, the scheme worked! Do you think she made the sign while she was in line waiting? And if so, how long was this line? This hug certainly seemed to cheer her up either way.
It's really sad if her cat actually did pass and she was spending its last moments alive in line to meet him rather than be with her cat.
The Baby in the Alcohol Store
Although few people would want to miss the opportunity for a photo op with Nicolas Cage, this mother happened to be in a very interesting location at the time. After all, many states do not even allow children into alcoholic beverage stores, but maybe because the child is so young and attached to its mother, they would make an exception. At least she got the photo with Nicolas Cage!
Now the baby can also document its first time meeting a celebrity and its first time going into an alcoholic beverage shop. Two birds with one stone (and one picture).
Get Out of the Picture
What would you do if you were a famous actor and a husband and wife couple asked you for a photo? If you were Jason Momoa, you would probably do something funny like this and pose just with the woman while comically pushing the man out of the picture. After all, if you're taking a picture with Jason Momoa, you would want it to be just the two of you.
The best part is that afterward she even went so far as to cross out her husband from the picture. It wasn't enough that he was simply pushed away, she wanted him gone entirely.
Take a Look to the Side
If you didn't know any better, you might be inclined to think that this picture was intentionally taken to be so incredibly awkward. However, that is not the case. Something caught this man's eye, and he couldn't look away even for a second. Instead, he ended up ruining his photo with Firefly actress Morena Baccarin. At least Morena and the other woman were looking in the correct place!
Worse case, the two women can always crop out the man on the right of the picture. They look nice and normal, even if he has a strange look in his eyes.
Not One Person Looked in the Right Place
It is incredibly remarkable to capture a photo where practically none of the people are looking at the camera. Jerry Seinfeld is looking down at a piece of paper, completely unaware. The fan getting an autograph is strangely looking off into the distance with a weird look in his eye. Only the man in the back (who looks like a bodyguard) seems to see where the camera actually is located.
Maybe the fan was too preoccupied with the autograph that he didn't even realize there was a camera capturing the moment as well.