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Sixth selfie's a charm for women who delete five photos before posting one

Robert Dex

Published 20/04/2015 | 08:21

Selfie number six is the trick for women
Selfie number six is the trick for women

Women will hit the delete button five times before settling on a selfie which is good enough to post online, according to a survey.

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The sixth selfie is the one that women would use on average, while men were happy with their image on the fourth try.

Just getting their photograph taken made 64pc of women feel anxious, according to the OnePoll survey commissioned by the ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain which spoke to 2,000 women, 2,000 men and 1,000 children aged eight to 17.

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It found that looking at pictures on social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter made 41pc of women and 26pc of men feel bad about themselves.

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Of the children who were also questioned, which included 58pc who took selfies, 79pc said they were happy with the way they looked, 67pc thought they needed to look good.

Jamelia, Nicky Byrne, Beth Tweddle, Richard Madeley, Piers Morgan, Nancy Dell'Olio, Rebecca Ferguson are among the celebrities backing the #SelfieEsteem. campaign.

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