Instagram is a model’s best friend in 2017, so it’s not surprising that some of the most famous models in the world also have the most popular Insta accounts. Looking good in pictures is literally their job. On Wednesday, the social media platform released its annual list of the top 10 models with the most followers. This ranking is based on stats from January 1 through mid-November, according to a press release. As you’d probably expect, Kendall Jenner blew everyone else out of the water with more than 83 million followers. (Not too coincidentally, she’s also the highest paid model this year.) She was followed by Cara Delevigne, who has more than 40 million followers, and Gigi Hadid, who has more than 35 million. (Kendall and Cara have held their top spots for a few years now.) Then came Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, and internet queen Chrissy Teigen, all at around a respectable 15 million followers, with Gisele Bündchen, Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, and Adriana Lima rounding off the list at 11 million plus each.
Biggest Insta following wasn’t the only accolade carried off by Kendall this year. She was also the model with the most liked photo this year: a pic of her rocking a sheer white crop-top over a gingham bikini that garnered more than 4.5 million likes. (She did not have the platform’s most-liked pic overall, which was owned by Beyoncé.) Kendall also took home the title of “most buzzed about model” which Instagram defined as having the most tags or mentions by name in comments and captions, and those who gained the most followers in 2017. Gigi took second in both categories, while Gisele and Bella were third place, respectively. In fact, the only list Kendall didn’t top (or even make) was most Stories views, which Bella won. But that’s probably because Kendall’s already busy streaming the ups and downs of her daily life on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
- Kendall Jenner (83.7M+ followers)
- Cara Delevingne (40.7M+ followers)
- Gigi Hadid (35.9M+ followers)
- Emily Ratajkowski (15.1M+ followers)
- Bella Hadid (15M+ followers)
- Chrissy Teigen (14.6M+ followers)
- Gisele Bündchen (13.3M+ followers)
- Miranda Kerr (11.5M+ followers)
- Candice Swanepoel (11.3M+ followers)
- Adriana Lima (11.2M+ followers)
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