The Internet has been a pretty powerful tool in the last decade or so, and the popularity is growing every day. People can go to the Internet for just about anything these days. One of the reasons that going online is such a way of life is because fans can keep up with their favorite celebrities with just a few keystrokes. Entertainment websites are filled with the latest information about celebrities who are getting married, dating each other, going on tour, or simply out and about wearing a fabulous outfit.
There are certain female celebrities who get quite a bit of attention online, mainly because the public is fascinated with them for one reason or another. Whether a female actress or singer is known for her talent, style, beauty or a combination of these qualities, people want to read interviews and see pictures of her as often as possible. Of course, some of these female celebrities have their own social media pages, where they post pictures and information for their fans to enjoy.
There are ways to see which female stars are the most popular on the Internet, and these celebrities just happen to make the cut. Here are 12 female celebs the Internet can’t get enough of.
12. Vani Hari (aka Food Babe)
Vani Hari is known for her blog, The Food Babe, and is an author and activist who has had some harsh criticisms about the food industry. Hari used to be a management consultant, but now she’s more concerned about getting her blog readers to pay special attention to the ingredients in their food. The information on The Food Babe blog also encourages readers to protest these harmful ingredients when necessary. Vani was also the food investigator who pushed Subway to remove azodicarbonamide, a harmful chemical (also found in yoga mats) that was in the bread used by the popular sandwich chain. Even though she has some critics, Vani Hari’s blog got 54 million visits in 2014, and she has a book The Food Babe Way, in stores now.
11. Grace Helbig
Grace Helbig is a YouTube personality that started to become popular in 2007, when she began creating videos as a remedy for boredom while house-sitting. She has a YouTube show called It’s Grace on YouTube, and has over 2 million followers. Helbig even has a book called Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up, which is doing quite well. Grace Helbig is in perfect position to become a mainstream star, since she’s gotten endorsement deals with Ford Fiesta and Windows Phone, and she starred in and produced the digital movie Camp Takota. It definitely looks like Grace Helbig is going to be here for a while, and it’s all because of the Internet.
10. Joy Cho
Joy Cho took the Internet by storm when she started making her design tips available for the world to take advantage of. The professional blogger, who is 35, started the Oh Joy! empire, which features her work on popular social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. Cho uses her YouTube channel to post design tutorials, and has 13 million followers on Pinterest who love to see the work she’s done. While Joy Cho isn’t technically a celebrity in the traditional sense, she’s certainly famous online, and has even been featured in major publications like Glamour and Time Magazine. Cho also has design deals with Target and Land of Nod, and produced a line of colorful Band-Aids for Johnson & Johnson.
9. Lady Gaga
The outlandish singer with the powerful voice refers to her fans as “monsters.” Lady Gaga has more than 37 million Twitter followers, which is a clear indication that she’s got monsters all over the world. Gaga is constantly posting inspirational pictures and quotes on her Twitter account for fans to enjoy. Of course, there are also photos of Lady Gaga wearing some pretty outrageous outfits. These days, Lady Gaga is trying to soften up her look a little, since she’s performing in Vegas with legendary singer Tony Bennett. Even though she’s busy rehearsing jazz classics, she’s still one of the most popular celebrities on the Internet, mostly because people just can’t wait to see what she’s going to wear next.
8. Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow tried to reinvent her image in 2008, when she became a lifestyle “guru” on her Goop website. Goop was also a newsletter that featured all the great outfits Paltrow was wearing, as well as the hotels and vacation spots she’d visited and recipes she’d perfected. This proved to be a good business move for Gwyneth, since Goop now has a million subscribers. Not only was Goop the place for trendy individuals to go to find out what’s chic in fashion and home decor, the website also gave Paltrow more control over her PR. For instance, she used Goop to let her fans know that she and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, were separating. When she used the term “conscious uncoupling” in her announcement, it started trending all over Twitter and Facebook almost immediately.
7. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is the current president of Argentina. She took on the title after her husband Nestor, who was the country’s president, passed away. She has a pretty large Twitter following (over 3 million people), and is known for being pretty controversial. For instance, she took to Twitter to make fun of Chinese accents, and shared that the Mother of Dragons was her favorite Game of Thrones character. When a prominent prosecutor in Buenos Aires died in early 2015, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner didn’t say much about the prosecutor’s death—or did she?
6. Yao Chen
Chinese actress Yao Chen is a big deal. On the micro-blogging site Weibo, she has 77 million followers. Chen started working with Goodwill as an Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, which shows that she is concerned about world affairs. She often calls on Goodwill to back her in other community and national efforts. When Yao Chen shared a video online sharing information about how to fight pneumoconiosis, she raised $32,000 toward the cause in just eight weeks! Obviously, Chen is known for more than just her good looks and acting talent, and is using her influence to make a real difference in the world.
Few artists are able to release an album with no publicity at all, and still sell millions. In 2013, Beyonce did just that, and within a week’s time, about a million people had purchased her new music. That’s pretty impressive. Beyonce has also taken to Instagram to post candid photos of her family. This is pretty smart PR, since the singer has always been pretty private about her personal life. She’s opened up more since her daughter Blue Ivy was born, and fans haven’t been able to get enough of her adorable little face. Of course, Beyonce is also popular on social media (and around the world) for her great voice, killer looks and marriage to Jay-Z.
4. Oprah Winfrey
With more than 18 million followers on Twitter and a Facebook page that is pretty popular, Oprah Winfrey has proven that she’s still a driving force in media. Any time Winfrey shares her thoughts about a book she’s read or a life event that has given her an epiphany, millions of people all over the world tune in to hear what she has to say. In addition to being pretty popular online, Oprah Winfrey runs a multi-billion dollar business empire that includes the OWN Network and O Magazine. There are even times that Oprah encourages her fans to Tweet live while watching certain shows on OWN, which boosts her popularity even more.
Rihanna has more than 7 million followers on Instagram and over 20 million Twitter followers. That means that each time she shares a picture or comment, lots of people around the world see it. Rihanna has been just as well known for her high-profile relationships, as she is for her music, which is why her social media photos are so popular. She often shares pictures of herself working in the studio, and those who are looking for some fashion inspiration can always count on Rihanna’s stylish outfits for tips. It also looks like Rihanna has calmed down a bit when it comes to posting pictures of her smoking weed. Maybe she finally got the memo that she has lots of young fans, especially after the release of her animated movie Home.
2. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is only in her mid twenties, but she’s sold millions of records and has countless fans all over the world. Swift also has millions of followers on social media. The singer is known for using her influence for good, and has lots of love for her fans. For instance, Taylor hosted a number of listening parties for her 1989 album, for fans she found online. She also put together a playlist for a fan who was going through a breakup, and sent an inspiring message to a fan who was a victim of bullying. Her warm online nature gives her lots of free press, which is great for career longevity.
1. Kim Kardashian
Obviously, Kim Kardashian is one of the top celebrities that the Internet can’t get enough of. She’s constantly taking selfies, and many of these pictures feature her in a bikini or some other fashion choice that shows off her body. Being the socialite that she is, Kim never passes up a chance to take a picture with family or friends at the many social events she attends. She even has some adorable pictures of her young daughter North, on her social media pages. Even though the Kardashians have been around for years now, people still can’t seem to get enough of them. Many people don’t even mind that Kim Kardashian has put together a coffee table book, filled with pictures of herself. Yes, you read that right.