There’s only one thing more sickening than people seeing a dodgy photo of you and that’s when that stomach flipping pic is permanently preserved in your final year yearbook.
But while many of us live to regret not asking for a reshoot on photo day, one 17-year-old New Yorker decided he would take matters into his own hands.
Unhappy with his potential yearbook picture, James Charles from Bethlehem, New York, retook his senior year photos to make sure everyone remembered just how on fleek his highlighting skills really are.
The aspiring makeup artist told BuzzFeed News that on the day of the original yearbook photoshoot the available lighting did not do his makeup justice – hate that – and so James decided to organise a shoot of his own.
Desperately in need of an “iconic” senior year picture, the teen quickly sourced a photography company who would allow him to use a ring light – a tool used by makeup artists and bloggers to ensure photos really do their skills justice – and had the photos retaken.
James was so impressed with the final results he took to Instagram to share his experience.
In a post which has since received almost 100,000 likes and nearly 5,000 comments, he wrote: “So I retook my senior photos & brought my ring light with me so my highlight would be poppin. I love being extra.”
A tweet about the incident received a similar reaction, with even former Disney star Zendaya coming out to celebrate the move. She retweeted James’ story with the caption “you win”.
You win https://t.co/c0qKrhApsq
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) September 6, 2016
If James’ work is good enough for Zendaya, it is definitely good enough for us!
So I retook my senior photos & brought my ring light with me so my highlight would be poppin. I love being extra pic.twitter.com/7Qu1yu8U2P
— James Charles (@jcharlesbeauty) September 5, 2016
Feat image: Tumblr