Provenance: Serbia Age: 35
Instagram followers: 25,000
Called Serbia’s wannabe Lady Gaga by Perez Hilton, Karleuša, who has been in the postcommunist limelight since 1995, actually predates Gaga as an icon of shock pop. Usually rocking a combination of chains, leather, and a 12-pack, this bottle blonde has an aesthetic that is best described as lethal fetish Barbie, and her music is a hard-edged fusion of Auto-Tune, rap, and trance. Her 2012 hit “Krimi Rad” (“Criminal Work”)—which she sings with a certain Mr. Teca Gambino, who claims to have the “balls of Al Pacino”—is rife with badass lyrics that translate to “insane rims bro” and “when a rapper fucks you, diamonds fly.” Mad skills, indeed.