What is it about twins that we find so intriguing? From the iconic Mary-Kate and Ashley to Disney channel’s Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Hollywood has made one thing clear: twins are in. The popularity of twins in entertainment has also transferred over to social media, with the 20 most popular Instagram twins collectively reaching an astounding 23,572,000 followers.
As with most social media influencers, Instagram twins’ success is tied to the ability to post content that’s both appealing, relatable, and unique. Considering identical twins makeup only 1 of every 250 births, twins have a built-in boost in the uniqueness department. Factor in striking style, stunning features, a great sense of humor, or stellar gymnastics skills by two, and twin influencers have a winning Instagram combo. People are naturally curious about what it’s like as an identical twin, and Instagram twins capitalize on that.
Across YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, people are drawn to the double dose of twins, especially when those twins are particularly talented or attractive. There are plenty of influencers sharing makeup tutorials or travel photos, but multiplying that image by two allows Instagram twins to take a seat above the rest. On Instagram, influencer twins have even created their own niche that’s garnered an impressive following.
Come meet the most popular Instagram twins of 2019—starting with the top 15 adult and teens followed by 5 child stars—and see why these dynamic duos are one of a kind.
American comedy duo Ethan and Grayson Dolan drew the attention of the internet on Vine in 2013. The pair quickly became famous on YouTube as well, with 9.7 million subscribers to date. They’ve been signed to AwesomenessTV since 2015 and won two awards at the 2016 Teen Choice ceremony.
Texas twins Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight first entered the social media scene back in 2009. Their Instagram bio puts it well—twinning is trending. Starting out as models for their mother’s DIY hairstyle tutorials on YouTube, the sisters branched out on their own to create a channel focused on typical teen girl topics, including fashion, makeup, and fun. That same channel now has 5.6 million subscribers. In 2017, they made the Forbes list of Top Influencers in the kids category.
Instagram brothers Lucas and Marcus Dobre-Mofid, like many, got their start on Vine. The twins are both skilled dancers, showcasing their talent on YouTube through funny skits, pranks, gymnastics stunts, vlogs, and challenges. Their following on the site rings in at a massive 15.2 million subscribers.
Sianney and Angelise Garcia, better known as the SiAngie Twins, are the younger sisters of boxer Danny Garcia. At only 16 years old, the pair has realized their natural gift for singing and rapping. Their impressive beats earned them more than 2.5 million fans on Musical.ly and over 362,000 subscribers on YouTube.
22-year-old twin sisters from Germany, Gulcan and Sahinur, began their joint Instagram account in July 2015. The stylish and photogenic sisters post eye-catching images of color-coordinated fashion. They also advertise their Snapchat account.
Identical Instagram twins Veronica Jo Merrell and Vanessa Jo Merrell (born August 6, 1996), are best known from their popular YouTube channel which boasts 4.2 million subscribers. Their videos are both edited and produced by their father, Paul Merrell. Their funny and relatable sketches and vlogs earned them roles in AwesomenessTV videos and recurring parts on The CW’s “Jane the Virgin.”
Shannon and Shannade are twins who are hard to miss. With 40-inch long hair, designer fashion, and tiny designer dogs to match, the Clermont Twins are the essence of glamour. Known collectively as the Clermont Twins, they first made their mark in the public eye on Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club in 2015. True to the title, their lives are not without scandal, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming powerful Instagram influencers.
Known online as Les Twins, identical twin Instagram influencers Laurent Nicolas and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois are photogenic dancers, models, and designers hailing from France. Their talent spills into multiple creative fields—the pair has released two songs, and are often referred to by their nicknames, “Lil Beast” and “Ca Blaze.” In addition to their success on Instagram, they have over 870,000 followers on YouTube.
Singer and songwriters Paula and Aitana Etxeberria are the pipes behind YouTube cover group Twin Melody. Even more popular on YouTube than Instagram, they currently have over 1 million subscribers. They also won a singing competition in Basque called A ze banda that helped bring additional attention to the vocal duo.
Instagram twin sisters Teagan and Sam Rybka are gymnasts who first drew attention on Australia’s Got Talent with a mindblowing contortion act. On their dance and gymnastics focused YouTube channel, they share fun challenges, tutorials, reviews of athletic wear, and moments from their daily lives. The channel has been well received, with nearly 5 million subscribers to date.
19-year-old twins Ivan and Emilio Martinez, best known as the Martinez Twins, are famous for their role in Jake Paul’s Team 10 group. The two brothers are originally from Spain but have since moved to Los Angeles. When they left Team 10, they didn’t hesitate to pursue further YouTube attention with a channel of their own. There, they post humorous vlogs and pranks for their nearly 5 million subscribers.
Social stars Mya and Myka Montoya are 18-year-old identical twins. Originally from Clovis, New Mexico, they currently split time between Amarillo, Texas, and Los Angeles. Their first step into social media was on YouNow, where they created an account in 2015. Instagram and YouTube soon followed. While they’re popular on Instagram, they’re best known for their joint YouTube channel where they post comedic challenges, vlogs, product recommendations, and occasional tutorials. They currently have 429,000 subscribers.
Instagram loves a pretty face, and with twins Laura and Klaudia Badura, Instagrammers get to see two. Growing up in London, both sisters began modeling at an early age, with appearances in photo spreads and editorials through their teenage years. In 2015, they appeared in Playboy’s online Amateur series. Their Instagram account is quite prolific, with plenty of photos of their modeling and day-to-day lifestyle. Their YouTube account has a similar focus, but with more in-depth tutorials and tips.
Another set of twin models, Australians Jordan and Zac have appeared in major ad campaigns for companies including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Abercrombie & Fitch. In 2013, they opened and closed the Calvin Klein Spring exhibit during Fashion Week in Milan. With their chiseled jawlines and enticing images, the pair has gained international attention, both online and off. While they do have a YouTube channel, their greatest audience lives on Instagram.
There’s nothing quite as intense as the competition of a national beauty pageant. Unless, of course, you’re competition looks just like you. Twins Daisey and Ellie O’Donnell competed in the 2016 Miss England pageant, and have modeled for Lipsy and Hollister. Their photos on Instagram range from sweet to sultry, and all with their signature style.
Instagram loves twins big and small. While the majority of influencers are in their teens or young adult years, kid influencers have proven to pull their own weight—with a little help from mom. Child actors and models are among the most popular child influencers, but each set of twins brings something special to the table. Ranging from only a few months old to age 11, these five precocious Instagram twins have bright futures ahead of them.
Ava and Alexis McClure, collectively known as “the McClure Twins,” are only 7 years-old. Born in 2013, the American twin models are best known for their YouTube video “Twins Realize They Look the Same,” which went viral and accumulated over 5 million total views. The two cute kids are already famous on YouTube with over 1 million subscribers tuning in to watch their weekly vlogs. The McClure Twins also made it to Forbes list of “Top 10 Kid Influencers” in 2017.
Ava Marie and Lea Rose Clement are two pint-sized stunners that we hope to hear more from in the future. The Instagram sisters are already represented by LA Models, modeling for fashion brand Lola + The Boys in 2017. Their mother, Jaqi, is the mastermind behind their famous Instagram account. There, she shares photos of the girls and their family, always featuring striking styles and unique poses. The young Instagram twins also have 62,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Daughters of Sean Combs, aka P. Diddy, 11-year-old twins Jessie James Combs and D’Lila Star Combs are already making a name for themselves. Jessie James was seen on the runway at petiteParade NY Kids Fashion Week at the age of 5. She was also featured on the season finale of Making the Band 4, while D’Lila accompanied her famous father to countless events and shows. Despite the tragic loss of their mother, Kim Porter, in November of 2018, the girls have continued to rock it on Instagram.
Remember when Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen played the youngest member of the “Full House” Tanner sister trio? Toddler twins Dashiell and Fox Messitt are following in their footsteps on the set of “Fuller House.” On the spin-off of the original series, the twins have shared the role of Tommy Fuller Jr. since before they could crawl. While acting appears to be their primary focus, their mom shares candid photos of the boys on Instagram. The twins also have a mom-managed YouTube channel, with behind-the-scenes looks at the Fuller House set and funny, family-friendly accounts of their real lives.
Of all the twins on our list, the Bowden Twins are arguably the most precious. After surviving preterm birth at only 26 weeks, Bailey and Brielle Bowden were destined for great things. Their miraculous progress and adorable features have earned them the title of the youngest Instagram twins. Their mother has shared videos and photos of them tracking their growth and capturing sweet moments. With a tough start, lots of love, and endless cute clothes, the Bowden twins have plenty of room to grow into their early Instagram fame.