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Selena Gomez Explains Art of Selfie to Jimmy Kimmel; See Hers! (pics, video)

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Selena Gomez explains the 'power of the selfie' on Jimmy Kimmel last night. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Selena Gomez explains the ‘power of the selfie’ on Jimmy Kimmel last night. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Selena Gomez knows all about selfies and gave Jimmy Kimmel the lowdown last night on his talk show. In fact, they’ve become a distinct part of the culture and are even viewed separately from traditional photographs. We’ve found some of Selena’s best.

The 22-year-old singer says she takes them with fans and friends and many end up on social media sites.

Kimmel asked her if she set aside extra time to take photos with fans, and Selena declared the it was fun.

“It’s the power of the selfie now and everything; It’s fun,” she said.

That was enough to get Jimmy started.

“Well, there’s a new thing now,” he said. “I’ve noticed the selfie is considered to be a different thing than a photograph.”

People these days take both formal photographs and then want to take selfies. “Now that we have the good picture, let’s get a terrible one at arm’s length.”

Selena noted that fans are so focused on taking selfies that she’ll take photos with them and never end up even speaking. “They all were focused on the right angle of the selfie,” she said. “It’s like filter, post, twitter, go,” she added.

Selena admits she’s part of the selfie generation, but actually prefers talking on the phone rather than sending texts.

But she’s all about posting photos. All it takes, she says, is “good lighting, a good plate of food [or] a good outfit.”

“It makes you fell good about yourself.”

So check out some of Selena’s most memorable selfies culled from her Instagram accounts and show us your favorites in the comments. Be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest Selena Gomez news you can trust.

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