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​People In Stitches After Woman Submits Unflattering Photo For University Graduation

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​People In Stitches After Woman Submits Unflattering Photo For University Graduation

A woman in Canada decided to submit a joke photo for her university graduation - only to later realise that others took it a lot more 'seriously' than she did, leaving social media users in stitches.

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Ruby Coles (@rubycoles) is one of many people who have been unable to attend a real-life graduation ceremony recently, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions still affecting day-to-day life in countries across the world.

Instead, she had to watch virtually at home as she graduated from Lakehead University in Ontario, having been asked to submit a photo of herself for the big day.

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Of course, in normal circumstances, graduation photos are a pretty big deal - often involving a professional photographer, formal poses and gowns, caps and scrolls.

With things being scaled back, however, Coles decided she couldn't be bothered to put much effort into hers, and took a quick snap on the toilet.

Posting a video on TikTok, she wrote in the caption: "I'm pretty sure I was actually pooping when I took that."

In the photo, taken from an unflattering low angle, Coles can be seen glaring down at the camera, her hair in a messy bun on top of her head.

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However, she goes on to explain that other people went for a slightly more official vibe.

Credit: TikTok/@rubycoles
Credit: TikTok/@rubycoles

She said: "I graduated university today and they let us send in photos for virtual convocation.

"Little did I realise everyone would take it seriously."

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She then shows examples that other people submitted, with her fellow students seen smiling to the camera with their hair neatly styled, their face made up and professional attire like shirts and sweaters.

Credit: TikTok/@rubycoles
Credit: TikTok/@rubycoles

She added: "I'm not sorry."

Coles' video has since racked up 3.1 million views on TikTok, along with more than 674,000 likes and thousands of comments.

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Many people found the whole thing hilarious, saying her approach was nothing short of 'iconic' and they felt she had 'the best photo there'.

One person said: "I'm sure the editors and announcers all stopped to make the same face you did lmao."

Credit: TikTok/@rubycoles
Credit: TikTok/@rubycoles
A more flattering picture of Ruby. Credit: TikTok/@rubycoles
A more flattering picture of Ruby. Credit: TikTok/@rubycoles
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Another wrote: "I'm actually crying. I wonder what the person editing the video thought."

A third said: "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I AM FIGHTING FOR AIR."

Others pointed out that her unique photo would at least mean Coles will be remembered, with one saying reassuringly: "Well you won't be forgotten, that's for sure."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@rubycoles

Topics: Viral, World News, News, graduation, TikTok

Jess Hardiman
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