The “I’m pretending to sleep but actually I’m totally awake and taking this photo myself” selfie has become ubiquitous, and has spawned many a hilarious meme in which the perpetrator has been caught by an unfortunately placed mirror, revealing they are indeed lucid and photographing themselves pretending to sleep. Celebrities have caught onto this craze despite it being glaringly obvious when one is taking one’s own selfie, eyes closed or not.
There’s something adorable about sleep, and celebrities are trying to capture these disarmed moments for themselves. Even Beyoncé is on the band wagon. We wonder why she just couldn’t whisper to Jay Z, “Hey boo, could you please snap me while I’m asleep?” We’re guessing it’s because sleep isn’t actually that cute when you think about it, what with all the snoring and drooling.
From Sofia Vergara to Heidi Klum, we’ve rounded up the best fake-sleeping selfies, and even some, “Oh! You surprised and woke me!” shots of celebrities pretending to have just arisen from slumber. We’ve got your number folks, and we wont be fooled — we know when you’re awake and trying to pull the wool over our eyes by pretending to pull it over your own!