Feast your eyes upon this glorious selfie of all selfies. Emma Allen is a London-based artist known for her highly believable face and body painting. In the past, she has turned herself and others into wild animals, androids, and zombies, but none of her past work has garnered as much attention as her latest selfie-gone-viral.
To celebrate the FIFA World Cup happening right now, Allen decided to paint herself as the gold trophy to be bestowed upon the winning team come July 13. The artist coated her arms in gold paint and positioned her hands over her face to resemble the player on the body of the trophy, finishing off her handiwork by painting green bands around her forearms. The whole process took Allen about two-and-a-half hours.
“The hardest thing was getting my arms and hands in the right position. I took a lot of pictures before settling on the final one,” Allen said to the London Evening Standard.
Needless to say, her selfie scored major points on the Internet, generating a ton of press and 500,000 clicks. “I just had a good feeling it would work. I’m not the biggest football fan, I just wanted to give it a go," Allen said.