Top 10 Most Followed Models On Instagram
10) Taylor Hill
followers: 13 Million
Taylor Marie Hill is a 23 year American model born in Illinois but raised in Colorado. When she was only 14 years old she was discovered by a photographer/agent. By the time she was 18 she had modeled for H&M and she was the youngest model ever to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. That same year she become one of the prominent models for Brazilian fashion designer Rosa Cha’s work. In 2015, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and was voted “Model of the Year” in social media at the Fashion Media Awards. In her career she has walked for fashion brands like Versace, Valentino, Chanel, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, DKNY and many others. Right now, on Instagram alone Taylor Hill has 13 million followers, making her the tenth most followed model on the platform.
9) Candice Swanepoel
followers: 13.5 Million
Candice Susan Swanepoel is a 30 year old model from Mooi River, South Africa. Candice was discovered when she was 15 years old by a model scout at a flea market in the city of Durban. Candice has appeared in just about every major fashion magazine including, Vogue, Elle, V, Allure, W, i-D, and GQ. She has done advertising campaigns for Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Ralph Lauren, etc. She has walked the runway for Dolce and Gabbana, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Chanel and many more. In 2010, Candice was named a Victoria’s Secret Angel and modeled for the Kardashian’s 2010 swimwear line. Since 2010, she has been featured in Forbes’ “The World’s Top Earning Models” list four different times. In 2018, she laughed her own swimwear collection called Tropic of C. Candice has 13.5 million followers on Instagram. She is the ninth most followed model on the platform.
8) Gisele Bundchen
followers: 15.4 Million
Gisele Bundchen is a 39 year old super model from Horizontina, Brazil. When she was 13 years old she was discovered by Elite magazine at a mall in Sao Paulo. That year she also placed second in a national modeling contest called Elite Look of the Year. Gisele then placed 4th in the Elite Model Look world contest. At 14 years old she became a full-time model and by 16 she had her first New York City break at Fashion Week. Gisele’s career took off quickly and she has since become a legend in the field. She’s been a top model name since 2000 and she even tried her hand in Hollywood. In 2004, she played a supporting role in the film Taxi, starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. In 2006, she played a supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. In 2009, she married professional football quarterback Tom Brady. Since 2004, she has been among the highest paid models in the world. In 2012, she was number 1 on Forbes’ top earning models list and in 2014, Forbes also named her as 89th most powerful woman in the world. Gisele Bundchen has 15.4 million followers on instagram, making her the 8th most followed model on the platform.
7) Hailey Bieber
followers: 20.7 Million
Hailey Rhode Bieber is a 22 year old American model and TV personality. Her father is the actor Stephen Baldwin, (the Usual Suspects) who is the youngest of the Baldwin Brothers, which includes Alec Baldwin. She was born in Tucson AZ, and by the time she was 18 she was already signed with New York Agency Ford Models. Her first career choice was going to be a ballet dancer but she injured her foot. In 2015, she appeared in Teen Vogue and was featured in a Ralph Lauren ad campaign with Australian singer Cody Simpson. In 2016, Hailey signed with IMG Models, a high-profile New York modeling agency. She was in the infamous Fyre festival promotional video but she had since given the money she was paid to charity. In 2018, she married Justin Bieber and they are still married today. In 2019, she is currently the new face of Levi Jeans. She currently has 20.7 million followers on Instagram, making her the 7th most followed model in the world.
6) Emily Ratajkowski
followers: 23.8 Million
Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski is a 28 year old model and actress, born in London but raised in California. Emily began her career in the entertainment industry auditioning for the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon roles when she was 15. She was casted as very limited roles like the mean girl/cheerleader type. She also got into modeling at the same time, doing some print catalogs for Kohl’s and Nordstrom. Emily attended UCLA in 2009, which she didn’t like so she decided to model full time. She also kept acting a bit, doing commercials and music videos. In 2013, Emily was in Robin Thicke’s music video for his song Blurred Lines which catapulted her career. She appeared nude in the video which garnered her notoriety as a sex symbol. In 2014 and 2015 she appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. She made her runway debut at New York Fashion week in 2015. She also walked in Paris Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week for huge brands like Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. She has since extended her acting career as well, appearing in supporting roles in the films Gone Girl, Entourage, I feel Pretty and We Are Your Friends, where she had a lead role. Emily has 23.8 million followers on her Instagram account, making her the 6th most followed model on the platform.
5) Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen is a 33 year old American model and television personality born in Utah. In 2004, Chrissy became an IGN (Imagine Games Network) Babe and from 2006-2007 she was a substitute model on the gameshow Deal or No Deal. In July, 2007, she appeared on the cover of Maxim’s Calendar. In 2010, Chrissy was “rookie of the year” in that year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was also apart of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014’s swimsuit issues. In 2014, she was on actually on the cover for the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. In 2013, she married the singer John Legend after 4 years of dating. Since 2015, she co-hosts the tv show Lip Sync Battle with LLCool J. Chrissy has 25.3 million followers on Instagram, making her the 5th most followed model on the platform.
4) Bella Hadid
followers: 25.4 Million
Isabella Khair Hadid is a 22 year old American model. Her mother is Yolanda Hadid who was also a model when she was younger and starred in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Bella Hadid is also sisters with Gigi Hadid, who is also a prominent model. Bella had been modeling since she was 16. On August 21, 2014, Bella signed onto IMG Models. That same year she made her New York Fashion Week debut. She also walked at London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week in her early modeling career. Now in 2019, being 5 years into the game, Bella has pretty much done it all. She has walked for huge designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs and Chanel. She has been featured on the covers of premiere fashion magazines like Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle, Seventeen, V Magazine, Allure and GQ. She’s also done ad campaigns for the legendary brands Versace, Chanel, Dior, DKNY, Fendi, and Victoria’s Secret. Right now, Bella is the 4th most followed model on Instagram with 25.4 million followers.
3) Cara Delevingne
followers: 42.9 Miliion
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne is a 27 year old model and actress from London. Her older sister is Poppy Delevingne, who is also a prominent model. In 2009, Cara left school and signed with Storm Management, a modeling agency out of Chelsea, London. In 2011, Cara worked part time in an office for a fashion magazine when she was spotted by fashion designer Christopher Bailey of Burberry. That same year she walked for Burberry at London Fashion Week. That set-off her runway modeling career as she went to the “big four” fashion weeks and walked for many different Fashion Houses. She even won a British Fashion Award in 2012 and again in 2014. Through 2017 she did several modeling gigs for many top designers and brands. She has been featured on fashion magazines like Glamour, V, British GQ, Vogue Paris, and Elle. While she was modeling she also focused on expanding her acting career. In 2012, she had her first film role in the film adaptation of Anna Karenina. In 2015, she co-starred in the film Paper Towns, which was a box-office success and brought her out to a wider audience. In 2016, she played the Enchantress in the film Suicide Squad. Cara currently has 42.9 million followers on Instagram, making her the 3rd most followed model on the platform.
2) Gigi Hadid
followers: 49.1 Million
Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid is a 24 year old American model from Los Angeles, California. Gigi’s mother is the former-model and Real Beverly-Hills Housewife star Yolanda Hadid and her younger sister is the model Bella Hadid. Gigi began modeling when she was just 2 years old. She was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess Clothing. She did model gigs for Baby Guess but stopped to go to school. When Gigi graduated Malibu Highschool in 2013 she moved out to New York to study and pursue modeling again. That same year she signed to IMG models. In 2014, Gigi made her New York Fashion Week debut. By 2015, she had walked for brands like Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier and Max Mara. Hadid has appeared in fashion magazines like Vogue, Teen Vogue, W, WSJ, Elle and Cleo. In 2016, Gigi was named “International Model of the Year” by the British Fashion Council. As of now, Gigi has 49.1 million followers on Instagram, making her the 2nd most followed model on the platform.
1) Kendall Jenner
followers: 115 Million
Kendall Nicole Jenner is a 23 year old American model and media personality. Her father is retired Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner and her mother is TV personality Kris Jenner. Kendall is half sisters with Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian. She began modeling at 14 years old for Teen Vogue and Forever 21. In 2014, her modeling career really blossomed with her walking for fashion brands like Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabbana. By 2018, Forbes announced Kendall as the World’s Highest Paid Model of that year. Kendall has 115 million followers on Instagram. She is the number one most followed model on the platform.