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'Fish gape' is the new 'duck face' - and the Irish models have been championing it for a while

Published 02/10/2015 | 14:26

The pout is out.

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Move over resting bitch face and trout pout selfies, it seems the 'fish gape' is on the rise.

At the Pride of Britain Awards earlier this week, there was a notable lack of Colgate smiles as instead celebrities such as Michelle Keegan and the Little Mix girls pulled a vacant and aloof facial expression.

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Now: 'Fish Gape'

The Daily Mail has cottoned it 'fish gape' - an attempt to naturally draw the cheeks in and keep the chin down, hence flattering the face.

A Harley Street psychologist told the outlet that it is more discreet than its predecessor - the duck face - and gives a subtle sense of allurement.

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Then: 'Duck Pout'

"Because of the way today’s spotlight shines on celebrities, the red carpet is a daunting place for even the most confident and experienced individual," Dr Becky Spelman stated.

"For a long time, the fear of giving too much of the artist’s personality away on this public platform kept a relatively narrow set of rules; stand like this, keep your face like this etc."

"This has led to a trend whereby, rather than be sullen and still, celebrities are being more playful in public," she offered.

However, it seems that the always-camera-ready Irish models, who are pros at acquiring the perfect social media selfie at the drop of a hat, cottoned on to this pose a while ago.

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Sarah Morrissey

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Lynn Kelly

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Grace O'Mahony

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Li Ann Smal and Eve Connolly

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Rozanna Purcell

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Holly Carpenter

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January Winters

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Thalia Heffernan

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