The Top Traditional & “New” Models On Instagram
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These 20 Top Instagram Models Are Revolutionizing The Modeling Industry With Every Post
For those seeking success in today’s modeling landscape, Instagram is just as important as the runway. Before the social media boom, models used opportunities like Fashion Week and magazine shoots to kickstart their careers.
Today, though, a new category of social media influencers and models has emerged through Instagram. To find out who has the industry buzzing and who might be the next big talent, we’ve compiled a list of Instagram’s most popular traditional and Instagram models who are making a name for themselves one post at a time.
The Traditional Top Models On Instagram
The “traditional models” below have taken conventional paths to build their modeling careers. Their Instagram presence isn’t necessarily responsible for their careers or their fame, but it is vital to the models’ sustained success.
The Kardashian spotlight encouraged Kendall Jenner to find her own path to stardom and success through modeling. Today, over 82 million Instagrammers follow Jenner for a look at her glamorous lifestyle and career.
Cara Delevingne left England at 17 to pursue modeling but found her way to box office success along the way. Delevingne’s Instagram showcases her sense of humor, thrilling adventures, and bold sense of style.
3. Gigi Hadid
As the daughter of a former model, Gigi Hadid is no stranger to the camera. She shares her life and style with 35 million Instagram followers, 3,500 times the student body of Hadid’s alma mater, The New School.
4. Bella Hadid
Instagram helped Bella Hadid follow in her mother and sister’s footsteps to start a modeling career. She posts photos everywhere from private planes to the runway and shares highlights of her life with over 14 million followers.
Since appearing in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, Emily Ratajkowski has emerged as a top-tier model. Selfies, high-fashion photo shoots, and celebrity dance-offs are all par for the course on Ratajkowski’s iconic Instagram account.
Chrissy Teigen is a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model with nearly 14 million followers. Her Instagram is full of goofy and engaging content featuring her kids and her husband, John Legend.
Gisele Bündchen travels the world to model and spend time with family. Her light-hearted Instagram makes each of her more than 12 million followers feel like they’re a part of the Brady-Bündchen bunch.
Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel’s Instagram reaches over 11 million people. Fans enjoy a behind the scenes look at her modeling gigs, her travels, and her experiences raising her son.
9. Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr is an Australian model whose Instagram showcases her life on and around the runway. She posts tips about her line of skincare products, KORA Organics, along with her experiences at the most high-profile fashion events in the world.
10. Adriana Lima
Brazil’s Adriana Lima holds the record for longest-running Victoria’s Secret Angel. With 11 million followers and over 1,400 posts, her Instagram features her traveling the world, her favorite looks, inspirational quotes and much more.
The New Top Instagram Models & Social Media Celebrity
These “Instagram Models” used the photo-sharing platform to leverage their social media presence to build thriving modeling brands.
1. Kylie Jenner
Despite being the youngest, Kylie Jenner has the 2nd largest Instagram following in the Kardashian family with over 95 million followers. Her selfie-dominated account has more followers than the combined populations of Australia and England.
2. Jen Selter
Jen Selter used Instagram to launch her modeling career by posting popular photos of her rigorous workout routines. Her work ethic continues to inspire 11.4 million followers who look to her for workout challenges and tips.
3. Ana Cheri
Ana Cheri started her career as a traditional model, but with Instagram’s rapid growth, she’s shifted her focus to the digital realm. She was awarded the Maxim Instagram Girl of the Week distinction thanks to her stellar selfies, workout videos, and swimsuit pictures.
Brazilian model Cláudia Alende is a Forbes Top 15 Instagram Influencer with over 10 million followers. Alende shares her many talents on Instagram with content focused on beauty and healthy lifestyle tips, product features and more.
5. Alexis Ren
Alexis Ren signed her first modeling contract at 14, but Instagram has played a key role in her meteoric rise to fame. Beaches, swimsuits, and palm trees fill Ren’s account, which is a key component of her west-coast inspired modeling career.
6. Amanda Lee
Amanda Lee took to Instagram in 2014 to chronicle her journey to becoming a fitness guru. Today, her Instagram inspires more than 9 million fans to achieve even their loftiest fitness goals.
Laci Kay Somers posts frequent selfies to Instagram wearing pop culture-themed outfits, swimsuits, and fitness attire. With more than 8 million followers, Somers also uses her account to promote her career as a singer and actress.
For Abigail Ratchford, Instagram modeling was a ticket out of her small childhood town of Scranton, PA. Her Instagram account and vlogs are trusted sources for weight loss tips as well as hair and makeup tutorials.
Tammy Hembrow’s popularity soared as she used Instagram to share how becoming a fitness mogul transformed her life. Her posts receive likes in the six figures as they capture her the loves of her life: family and fitness.
10. Lindsey Pelas
As a former Playboy Cybergirl of the Month winner, Lindsey Pelas has helped Playboy Magazine revolutionize their digital brand. 6.7 million people flock to her profile for protein rituals, yoga secrets, and workout enthusiasm.
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August 16, 2017 By Mediakix Team