The power of fame. Deep inside everyone wants to be famous. Sure, being hounded by paparazzi and having to take photos with strangers gets annoying, but fame is always good. In our day in age, you no longer have to be a movie star or a great performer, you can simply become Instagram famous.
Social media has changed the world. These now-famous individuals probably started their accounts on Instagram just to meet girls, guys or too keep up with their friends and enemies. What they found was millions of followers, fame and a career. Here are 15 personalities who became famous through Instagram.
15. Juan Carlos Acosta, @Carlos_Lehder – 10k Followers
Juan Carlos Acosta is a Dominican fitness aficionado who lives in New York City. He describes himself today as an actor and comedian on his Instagram bio. Carlos started on YouTube with a variety of home shot funny videos. His purpose was to portray the Dominican family lifestyle in a humorous way. He succeeded.
Today the funny Latino with the rocking abs has characters of his own and even collaborates with other Dominican funny guys like @youngswagon and @kingplatanos. His fame has even taken him to Latino radio stations and Univision’s Despierta America.’ His humble message to his fans? “I just want to make you smile.”
14. Jamie Genevieve, @jamiegenevieve – 315k Followers
Jamie Genevieve was just a girl from Scotland who loved to paint her face. Genevieve would post her make-up tutorials on her YouTube channel, then moved on to Instagram. We, girls, are obsessed with beauty and lifestyle Instagram pages so it’s no surprise that we made Jamie famous!
She is now an established makeup artist and her page hasn’t lost popularity. Her colorful hair, perfect selfies and hilarious makeup memes continue to make Genevieve one of the most visited IG pages thus far. Keep doing your thing girl – We, gals, need you!
13. Tana Ashlee, @tanaashleee – 1.5m Followers
Hey fitness lovers, this one is for you! Tana Ashlee is an MMA model that got most of her exposure on Instagram. The beautiful and very fit Tana took to Instagram to share photos and workouts with her followers. Today she is a personal trainer with her own business in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If you live in the city of sin, you have to look good. Leave it to Tana to help you shape your booty into perfection and provide you with the best at-home exercises! She also promotes products like shakes and supplements to bring it all together. She also has amazing eyebrows (eyeballs emoji).
12. Humaid Abdalla Albuqaish, @humaidalbuqaish – 862k Followers
Just when you thought you were rich, Humaid Abdalla Albuqaish came around and put you to shame. He’s just a kid from Dubai who doesn’t only spend his money on million dollar cars and homes – he has a collection of exotic animals too.
The most interesting fact about Humaid is how little we actually know about him, other than his Instagram adventures with wild animals. This is an Instagram page that will blow your mind, as Albuqaish captures fun moments like his head sitting happily inside of a lion’s mouth and so much more. Have you ever seen a monkey playing with a cheetah sitting on a fancy couch? Just check out Humaid’s page and you will.
11. Dan Bilzerian, @danbilzerian – 15.4m Followers
Google describes him as a professional poker player, actor and internet social media personality. Bilzerian is one of the most popular Instagram celebrities in America. Get ready for lots of photos of women in bikinis, Dan lying with women in his bed aboard his private jet, Dan with women in the Bahamas, women with Dan in his hot tub….you get the gist right?
He is an Instagram legend, with a verified account (only celebrities have blue check marks on their IG pages) and a lifestyle envied by everyone. It’s unknown how exactly Bilzerian has as much money as he does, but some of it comes from a company he owns called Blitz NV LLC. Either way Dan portrays the American Dream which consists of private jets, lots of women, money, guns, race cars and parties.
10. Amalia Ulman, @amaliaulman – 100k Followers
Amalia is the definition of our era. She proved that social media is not always what it seems. Ulman’s Instagram page was actually an art project that she started in 2014. She created a fake persona by dying her hair blonde and sharing her lavish and superficial life on Instagram.
“Amalia” loved designer brands, staying at expensive hotels all over the world and even documented her process of getting a breast augmentation. After 90k followers, the real Amalia showed up at Miami’s Art Basel with a finished art piece and quite the reveal. ‘Excellences & Perfections,’ the name of the project, proved the London Art School graduate’s point that the world is well…a bit shallow.
9. Julia Jimenez, @juliabadbutt – 14.1K Followers
Julia Jimenez is a hilarious Mexican gal with a huge personality. She started her Instagram career making fun of women’s most common insecurities. Her videos poke fun at all that we go through to look good for the men who don’t always appreciate us. This Latina isn’t afraid to make fun of herself… or others around her to gain a laugh or two.
Jimenez also takes us on her fitness journey as she continues to make us laugh. There’s no limit to her crazy videos, which feature her friends in situations we can all relate to. Julia is now traveling the U.S making appearances, meeting fans that made her Instagram a career.
8. Brittany Furlan, @brittnayfurlan – 1.6m Followers
Brittany Furlan was the most followed comedian on Vine until November 2015. She got her start on the video app that would change her life. Today Brittany is recognized as a comedian and continues her hilarity on Instagram.
With more than 4,000 posts and millions of followers, the attractive brunette takes us into her L.A lifestyle. Her pets are just as famous as she is and are featured in most of her videos. We can definitely see why Furlan has gained such fame from. Girl, you will forever be #1 to us!
7. Jen Selter, @jenselter – 8.4 million Followers
The cutie with the nice booty, Selter has a rep of being one of the most attractive women on Instagram. She is a fitness model who breathes, eats and lives fitness. Her exercise videos have helped many of us get the abs we’ve always dreamed of and the motivation to keep moving forward.
Selter has given a new meaning to squatting. Girls all over the world have taken up the famous exercise and are using Jen’s Instagram photos as their inspiration. Selter has now dedicated herself to her Instagram career, even gaining a blue checkmark next to her name.
6. Kway, @blameitonkway – 1.5m Followers
Instagram personality Kway gained his 1.5 millions followers with an impersonation that we all can relate to. The first time I scrolled into Titi, I couldn’t contain my laughter. Titi is a character Kway created using his mother’s wigs and his experience with girls. Titi has lots of attitude and loves her girl talk. This account is a must on your list.
Kway is also a very talented young man with a great bod and a magical singing voice. His sense of humor and his crazy adventures as Titi have made him famous with the stars. Kylie Jenner posted a video of Titi wearing her hair extensions and Kim Kardashian liked the video. You can now order your Titi merchandise on Kway’s website.
5. Robelin Rodriguez, @kingplatanos – 222k Followers
Robelin Rodriguez started making funny videos while at his grocery store job in the Bronx. Also from the Dominican Republic, his videos poke fun at Dominican stereotypes. His account gained rapid popularity as he would come up with outrageous names for his characters.
Soon enough Robelin was out of the grocery store and making videos as his full time job. He is now part of the cast of a comedy radio station in New York City, “El Manicomio,” and has also been on Univision and other popular Latin shows. His hilarious name, “Platanos 3x Peso,” meaning “green bananas 3 for a dollar,” have been placed on merchandise, but his Instagram page is still his main focus.
4. Amra Olevic, @amrezy – 4m Followers
Amra Olevic was just a girl from Brooklyn with a beauty blog, who loved make up. At the time she worked for MAC in the big city and she was gaining a good following on Instagram. Rezy, as her fans call her, would post selfies of herself every day and explained the make up she had used that day.
Girls started going crazy over her stunning beauty and her make up techniques. Amra then moved to LA where her fame sky rocketed and she became the famous make-up guru she is today. These days Ms. Olevic has her own eyeshadow palette through makeup giant, Anastasia, as well as her own line of lipsticks through Lip Land.
3. Andrew Bachelor, @KingBach – 6.1m Followers
Andrew Bachelor is a Canadian born actor and internet personality. The internet world was first introduced to King Bach on Vine. His hilarious videos, created with the help of his friends, made Bach a sensation on Instagram.
His popularity on Instagram has also kickstarted his acting career. Andrew will be in the Wayans Brother film, Fifty Shades of Black, which will be in theaters January 29th, 2016. Andrew continues to make everyone laugh through his Vine, Snapchat and Instagram accounts. We are proud to see him continuing his career on the big screen!
2. Violet Benson, @dadyissues_ – 2.7m Followers
If you haven’t visited Violet Benson’s page, you haven’t experienced real laughter. The blonde blue eyed beauty, is raw and hilarious. She makes her own memes, and her videos and images are always paired with insanely amusing captions.
At first Violet hid her identity, making her Instagram page even more appealing. Who was the girl behind such crazy antics? She made all women feel like we weren’t crazy for loving ice cream, wine and sex. Once she revealed herself, the fun continued with a Snapchat account and her own separate Instagram page. She might thank Instagram for getting her out of her office job, but her followers thank her for helping us laugh at our insecurities once in a while.
1. Bretman, @bretmanrock – 4.1m Followers
He is the hottest Instagram personality right now and he is only in high school. “Uhaaaaaaaaa!” Yes, I am talking about make up aficionado and funny man Bretman. He has taken over your circle of friends with his out-of-the-world sayings and his one-of-a-kind faces. No make up artist is capable of creating make up tutorials like this!
With a blue check mark by his name and a recent visit to the offices of Instagram from his home in Hawaii, Bretman is taking over the world. Followers learn not only to contour their faces, they also leave Bretman’s page in tears from laughing so hard. With such a huge personality, it’s no wonder Bretman is our number 1 Instagram famous personality.
Sources: Mizozo.com, Vice.com, Google.com