In just a few years of existence, Instagram has become the platform responsible for birthing a wave of virtual influencers whose pretty faces and charismatic personalities earn them stacks of cash and admirers. IG has become a proving ground for the future stars of tomorrow. Where do you think Love & Hip Hop star Cardi B was showcasing her electric personality before coming to TV? These talented tastemakers have unknowingly formed a social media cool kids table, and some of your favorite celebs are keeping close watch. Check out these fashion bloggers, IG comedians and other social media personalities that inspire the latest pop culture trends.
Glam queen Amra Olevic, aka Amrezy, has an astounding 3 million followers and counting. If you’re at all in touch with the beauty world, you’ve seen and are probably following this Brooklyn-bred makeup artist and fashion maven. Her form-fitting outfits, expertly beat face and hilarious video rants seem to keep the followers latched on. Some of the clips have even scored her a few beauty deals with Anastasia Beverly Hills and Lipland Cosmetics (her lip shade “Montenegro” was recently worn by Kim Kardashian). Don’t let the pretty face fool you – ‘Rezy has a wicked business sense and has been setting beauty trends since Instagram first took off as a social platform.
Meet your new best friend “TiTi” the brainchild of Instagram comedian KWAY. TiTi is known for her signature stank face, colorful wigs and hilarious skits. His videos have been reposted by the likes of Kylie Jenner and super fan Rihanna has even hit the ’gram to send happy birthday wishes his way. KWAY has found a way to perfectly mimic how all girls feel when they are going off on bae or beefing with their BFF. Do yourself a favor and check out his work right now, because his videos are promised to deliver a gut-busting laugh.
Long before Caitlyn Jenner was heralded a transgender role model, there was Amiyah Scott, or “King Amiyah Scott” as her Instagram states. The New Orleans native is one of the first transgender models to amass a large social following on Instagram, and has a roster of famous friends including Amber Rose, Kandi Burruss and Chad Johnson. Amiyah recently rejected a role in Real Housewives of Atlanta for fear that her transgender identity would be exploited. Though she won’t be making her way to reality TV any time soon, she’s still slaying the ’gram with flawless photos.
Lingerie model Sarah Stage defied biology and became an Internet sensation by maintaining her 6-pack abs during her pregnancy. At 8 months pregnant, photos of Sarah’s barely there baby bump encased in abs of steel made its rounds to every news site known to man including PEOPLE and UsWeekly. She was featured right next to fit celeb moms including Kourtney Kardashian, Ciara and Teyana Taylor. Sarah maintains the crown as snapback queen – proving that when you stay ready, you never have to get ready, Sarah’s 2 million followers are currently enjoying adorable photos of her healthy, bouncing baby boy.
Amina Blue has been turning heads ever since she appeared on the runway of Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 1. The vegan model was born and raised in Brooklyn and is of German and Pakistani decent. Head over to her Instagram and you’ll see plenty photos of the blue-eyed beauty teasing the pants off her followers.
Across the pond, there lives a rainbow-haired rebellious soul named Charlie Barker. Before embarking on her freshman year at University in 2014, Charlie decided to pour her heart and soul into becoming Instagram famous. That’s right…instead of subjecting her fragile heart to rejection at countless auditions, the crafty aspiring model/artist bared her punk rock soul and set some trends that have been mimicked by the likes of Miley Cyrus and up-and-coming singer Maxine Ashley.
Miroslava “Mira” Duma
“Instagram star” is a term that’s certainly too restrictive for this Russian fashion maven whose been seen sitting front row near Anna Wintour. But there’s something to be said for her whopping 1.3 million Instagram followers and the influence that it must come with. Mira first became a digital style sensation after snagging appearances on popular fashion blogs like The Sartorialist. It didn’t take long before photographers like Garance Dore and Scott Schuman were recruiting her for photo shoots. Mira now runs the style and culture site Buro 247, and still sits at the helm of fashion trends worldwide.
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