The aspect of photobombing I love most is that it proves the whole Stars—They’re Just Like Us! theory. We mere mortals have been "photobombing," to use the term loosely, since the ’90s. I, for one, have vivid memories of bunny ears-ing in nearly every photograph in which I appeared from the years 1997-1999. Today, the photobomb is a definitive thing that lends Hollywood’s more personable celebrities some goof cred—just look at the Jennifer Lawrence effect.
Over the course of this past awards season and February’s fashion month, the term "photobombing" became a vocabulary staple as relevant as "Botox" or "chignon." Once a sacred institution, front rows and red carpets are getting a little more fun—and we’re all for it.
In order to make some sense of this amusing phenomenon, I’ve put together 13 prime photobombing examples from both the Hollywood and fashion sets (including our own editor-in-chief, Eva Chen)—plus 13 lessons you can learn from each one. Click through the slideshow above to see them all.