What did celebrities do before the invention of Instagram? Did they speak to each other? Drink wine together? Attend parties together? Who knows! Before Instagram, we had no window into these famous figures' private lives.
But lo, how Instagram has saved us! Now, we get rare peeks into celebrities' worlds through their Instagram accounts. The Internet goes wild over a celebrity Instagram photo, as they did today over a new Chelsea Handler Instagram post. And how could they not? Such access to these
totally staged ultra-candid moments is unprecedented in our culture!
If you're a celebrity, you may be wondering how you can replicate the success of these other famous Instagram users and become a viral sensation. Let us guide you through an easy, four-step recipe for the perfect celebrity Instagram photo.
Step 1: Include No Less Than Three Notable Stars
You may think all your friends equal, but for Internet success, you must make sure at least three of the faces in your photograph are notable and recognizable. In the photo above, note how comedian and actress Amy Schumer has chosen to include director Judd Apatow, a very recognizable face. The other two notables, Ira Glass and Danny Strong, may not have as high a profile, but they happen to be very popular among Internet types for their work on NPR and being on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, respectively. (Bonus points if one of the photographed parties stirs up a Twitter imbroglio the next day, thus preserving your photo in history.)