Man takes selfie every day for 9 years – and the results are incredible!

2017-09-11 14:15
PHOTO: YouTube screen shot

PHOTO: YouTube screen shot

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Man takes selfie every day for 9 years – and the results are incredible!

Pam Magwaza

Imagine getting to watch the last nine years of your life in a time lapse video!

Hugo Cornellier (21) did just that. When he was 12 years old, he committed to taking a selfie every single day so that he could one day make a time lapse of his life – and almost a decade later, it all paid off.

Hugo, who is also a vlogger, put all his pictures together into a two-minute montage.  Since posting it on YouTube, he has received over 1.6 million views.

The young social media star says he took the pictures because it would be great for his kids to see one day.

“Part of why I'm doing this is because I know how crazy it will be for my kids to see when I'm older.”

He maintains a straight face in all the pictures but the very last one, which was taken on his wedding day. In it, he wears a massive grin on the happiest day of his life.

Want to follow in Hugo’s footsteps and create a selfie montage of your own?

The vlogger took to Reddit to share four tips:

“Set reminders on your phone. I get a little ping on my phone every morning and evening saying 'take your photo’.”

1.       “Don't give up if you miss a day. It happens. The end result will still be fine if you take photos on 90%+ of all days.”

2.       “Watch other videos and get inspired. The end result is totally worth your time. After your first 50 photos, throw together a timelapse. Seeing what you've done so far in just 50 days will really inspire you to continue. Imagine being able to watch a similar video that one of your parents made.”

3.       “It only takes 30 seconds per day!”


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