Kim Kardashian has fessed up that her crying face is ‘ugly’ but then other stars like Selena Gomez prove that they aren’t exactly like us– they look even more gorgeous with tears. Here, check out the top Hollywood bawlers, and vote for your fav!
When you’re a celeb, you’re constantly being watched– even when you’re bawling your eyes out. And, as anyone who’s ever shed a tear knows, the human face is capable of some serious distortion. Like, the most flawless face in the world can turn real ugly real quick when tears are added, a phenomenon known as “ugly crying.” However, not all emoting is tough on the eyes. In fact, some celebs look even more flawless when tears are flowin’. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Selena Gomez has been snapped on camera crying, and we’ve got all their tear-drenched faces right here!
Probably the most famous ugly cryer of our time is Kim K. Her various meltdowns throughout the years on Keeping Up With the Kardashians have been the stuff of legend (remember when she lost her $75,000 diamond earring?). It’s amazing that someone who is thought of by many as the most beautiful woman in the world has such a decidedly not-beautiful cry face. “Ok, I have to admit I do not look cute crying. LOL!” Kim wrote on her blog in 2012. “And I do cry a lot.”
A couple other iconic crying moments come from our girl Selena who, unsurprisingly, looks flawless when she’s weeping. During what ended up being a beyond emotional interview with an Australian radio station, Selena broke down in tears after she was shown a fan-made video. Seeing such a heartfelt moment from such a heartfelt gal might actually make you cry. Similarly, at the 2014 AMA Awards, when Selena performed “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” there wasn’t a dry eye on stage nor in the audience.
Ahem, speaking of Selena, Justin Bieber‘s recent cry-face during his performance at the 2015 Video Music Awards will surely go down in history. The Biebs performed at the show for the first time in five years, going full out with dancing and singing and when he wrapped up, he hunched over and burst into tears. Aw, JB. Naturally, his angelic face looked as if it were merely leaking small drops of heaven.
Of course, we can’t talk about epic crying faces without mention of Lindsay Lohan. If you will travel back with me to a dark period in Lindslo’s life known as 2010, she was having some trouble with the law following a probation violation. When the judge threw the rulebook at her, sentencing the then 24-year-old to 90 days in jail, she sobbed and sobbed and sobbed some more. You’d better believe her ugly crying face was so fierce that we still talk about it passionately five years later.
There are countless more ugly cry faces which Hollywood has blessed us with. While watching her husband perform at the 2015 Golden Globes, Chrissy Teigen‘s ugly (and just slightly weird) cry face went on to launch infinite internet memes. Similarly, Claire Danes as bipolar Carrie Matheson on Homeland has been bringing the insane cry faces for four seasons now. Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek) gave us ugly cry face on Dawnson’s Creek before it was even a thing, as did Gwyneth Paltrow, whose Oscar win in 1999 was a gorgeous moment but her cry face, not so much. But to end on a high note, tinseltown has given us plenty more gorgeous sobbers, too. Miley Cyrus in her video for Wrecking Ball comes to mind, as do Kylie Jenner at the 2015 ESPY Awards and Lea Michele accepting a 2013 Teen Choice Award following the death of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith.
Phew, we’ve made it through– and have only used, like, three boxes of tissues. Who is your most favorite famous cryer?
— Casey Mink