Thanks to all who entered AFP/Imgur “Recreate the Awkwardness Contest” for the cringe-worthy outfits, haunting expressions, and uncomfortable poses. Somehow, these recreations managed to be even more awkward than the originals. Without further ado, the winners….
See all of the submissions here!
She was ready for her close-ups.
(submitted by Ashley)
Thanks for the push, Mom.
(submitted by Joe)
It’s that moment when we realize just how lucky we are to have her.
(submitted by Evan)
This is what happens when your parents pick your costume.
(submitted by Bobby)
“Just a picture of the family.”
(submitted by Marlee)
“At this point in my life, my pets are my children. I have a dog named Jack and two cats named Lola and Pennie. All three are best friends and hate being apart from one another. This picture is of Pennie. I was questioning her choice of sitting position because it wasn’t exactly flattering her figure. After laughing at her for a couple minutes, I grabbed the camera and snapped a few photos. In this photo she awkwardly stretched, yawned, stuck her tongue out, and let it all hang out. I thought instantly, this is perfect for awkward family photos!”
(submitted by Susan)
“Yes…This is my family! Christmas 2010. Dad’s eyes are shut…I think he is saying, “maybe if I close my eyes this will all go away!!!” The boyfriends were very good sports!!!!”
(submitted by Tiffany)
“This is a picture of our 140 pound dog Duncan sitting on my wife whom is 6 months pregnant in the picture. We’re waiting to break the news to him that he’s not a Chihuahua.”
(submitted by Tim)
“A few awkward things about this photo:
1. The cat’s name was Chicken.
2. The cat is even in the photo.
3. We were told to look serious, but my younger sister just looks pissed.
4. My brother smiles like that in every picture, even today.
5. I thought my glasses were “groovy.”
(submitted by Patty)