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National Television Awards: The Favourite Red Carpet Pose (PICS)

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Laura Whitmore with her left hand on her hip - where else would it be?
Laura Whitmore with her left hand on her hip - where else would it be?

Many celebrities stepped up to receive a gong at at this year's National Television Awards. But when it came to red carpet poses, there could be only one winner.

And that was: the left hand on the left hip.

As any woman who constantly has her photograph taken (ie. a celebrity) knows, the 'hand on hip' pose is an extremely flattering one, as it makes your arms - well, your left one, at least - look slimmer. It's also more likely to lead to you having your picture taken - because it's more interesting and glamorous to a photographer than, say, standing straight to camera with your arms by your side. In that sense, it is the female equivalent of a male star standing with one hand ever-so casually tucked into a (usually left) pocket.

But enough of all this explanation. Because the evidence really lies in the photographs, doesn't it? Take it away, Mr Paparazzo...

Red carpet arms at NTAs
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