9 Times Celebrities Unintentionally Rocked Zoolander's "Blue Steel"

Demi Lovato at the Stella McCartney Autumn Presentation in Los Angeles, 2016.
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Sometimes, a look can kill—or stop an object mid-air on the runway. That's what Derek Zoolander's "Magnum" look did when it was finally revealed at the end of Zoolander, after all. But long before that, Ben Stiller was rocking another totally different—yet really, really, ridiculously similar—facial expression onscreen as the fashion-forward, but easily-brainwashed, male model: the perfectly angled and flawlessly executed look known as "Blue Steel."

Almost 15 years after we were first introduced to Zoolander's iconic go-to pose, Zoolander 2 is hitting theaters today, Feb. 12. It's the perfect opportunity for us to revisit the magic of Blue Steel, even though Zoolander was so over the sucked-in cheek bones and pursed lips that established the look as his trademark in the original comedy. Truth be told, we still can't get enough of it, and we might not be the only ones thinking it's so hot right now. Turns out, stars have been channeling their inner Derek Zoolander (on camera, in public) over the years—whether they realized it or not. Scroll down to see 9 celebrities who have inadvertently rocked Blue Steel IRL.

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Channing Tatum at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, 2015.

Channing Tatum at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, 2015.
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Karlie Kloss at "Vogue 100: A Century of Style" in London, 2016.

Karlie Kloss at "Vogue 100: A Century of Style" in London, 2016.
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Prince George at the Christening of Princess Charlotte in King's Lynn, England, 2015.

Prince George at the Christening of Princess Charlotte in King's Lynn, England, 2015.
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Lady Gaga at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, 2015.

Lady Gaga at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, 2015.
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Zayn Malik at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, 2014.

Zayn Malik at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, 2014.
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Ariana Grande on Instagram, 2015.

Ariana Grande on Instagram, 2015.
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Jay-Z at the Barclays Center in New York, 2014.

Jay-Z at the Barclays Center in New York, 2014.
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Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid at the Balmain Aftershow Dinner in Paris, 2015.

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid at the Balmain Aftershow Dinner in Paris, 2015. 
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Demi Lovato at the Stella McCartney Autumn Presentation in Los Angeles, 2016.

Demi Lovato at the Stella McCartney Autumn Presentation in Los Angeles, 2016.
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