Snapchat is a lot more real than Instagram. It’s quick and has fun filters. It’s less heated and argumentative than Twitter. And it’s way cooler than Facebook. All of this according to refinery29.com. For a while Instagram was everybody’s go-to picture place. Then came Snapchat, and maybe Instagram should be a little worried (or a lot worried). The coolest thing for ordinary people is that it is not aggressively public. You can snap pictures and send them to a few people, and, unless the recipient screenshots them, they fade away in a few seconds. That’s one reason it’s been dubbed a “sexting” App. Or you can sequence public shots over time to tell a story. And then there are all those awesome photo imaging tools. Turn yourself into a puppy or a bunny rabbit, scribble words, and add hearts. It’s way more fun than Instagram. Way back in 2015, 60 percent of cellphone users between the ages of 13 and 34 had already downloaded the App. Bloomberg has reported that as of June 2016, Snapchat has more daily users than Twitter (140 million). What? Twitter has fallen? Not quite. But maybe Snapchat seems fresher, younger, and a little more fun. And the people on it tend to be fresher and younger and a lot more fun.
Here are 15 hot young models and stars that prove Snapchat wins over Instagram in the fun and cool stakes. Some of them are already superstars. Others are up and coming. And all of them are cool.
15. Behati Prinsloo
Back in 2015, she was showing up for Milan Fashion Week in sheer tops and turning heads. Now? Currently, she is taking it a little easier and showing off her baby bump while she relaxes in a bubble bath. The 20-something has it all and then some. Married to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, she has been the face of Victoria’s Secret sub-brand “Pink” and was promoted to Angel in 2009. She was raised in Namibia and didn’t set out to be a model. In fact, Behati Prinsloo was discovered by Storm Modeling Management founder Sarah Doukas, while on holiday in South Africa. She exudes sex appeal and has ranked 8th on the Top Sexiest Models list by models.com. And she has fun on Snapchat, posting altered images of that beautiful face that even her mother wouldn’t recognize.
14. Ariana Grande
See what we mean? Fun, maybe a little juvenile, but fun nonetheless, just like 20-something Ariana Grande. The singer, lyricist and actress, was born in swanky Boca Raton, Florida, and believe it or not, is named after Princess Oriana in Felix the Cat cartoons. And rumor has it that there is a Starbucks “secret” drink called the Ariana Grande. Think Frappuccino with vanilla bean, raspberry syrup, mocha and caramel. The Victorious and Sam and Cat star approaches her Snapchatting with fun, a little play, and a lot of laughs. She’s totally into the puppy look. Adorable, but we like the real face a whole lot more. More hot selfies, please.
13. Cara Delevingne
She has spilled the beans on Taylor Swift‘s latest 4th of July party, saying things got so wild that the police were nearly called in. Currently on tour promoting the big budget, big buzz Suicide Squad, the English model turned-actress comes from the upper crust of English society. She’s even got Joan Collins as a godmother. She’s a hot property in every sense of the word and, according to IMDb, she is one talented beatboxer who also plays the drums and guitar. Her approach to Snapchat? Puppy faces, cute pictures and the occasional almost zombie shot just to mix things up a little. But don’t worry, there are plenty of sizzling selfies, too.
12. Tori Kelly
You’ve got to love Tori Kelly. She got her start in the music biz at the age of 14 when she started posting videos on YouTube. The girl even subjected herself to American Idol in an effort to jumpstart her career. So, the Californian is a music biz veteran at the ripe old age of 23. With her trademark massive mane of curly blonde hair, she attracts attention on and off the stage. Her Snapchat presence is upbeat, with lots of fun snaps of Kelly at work and play. After her years of hard work, she deserves to have a little fun now and then. Just don’t forget to keep on making that fabulous music. Apparently the “Should’ve Been Us” hitmaker has taken advice from British rapper Professor Green, on how to deal with fame. They should write a book.
11. Gigi Hadid
Okay, there was this Snapchat picture of Gigi Hadid that some said showed her using drugs. She says not. Well, she would, wouldn’t she? She has been the victim of bodyshamers over her social media posts. Rather confusingly, the criticism goes from accusations of anorexia to being overweight. She hit back hard and said the whole thing was very upsetting. Well, that’s what you can get when you post pictures for the world to see. Her Snapchat is fun and full of food and Starbucks and hanging out with Zayn Malik. She’s not afraid to mess about with her face, using the imaging editing to make her beautiful face look not like her face at all. Brave girl, we think.
10. Kylie Jenner – Current “Queen” Of Snapchat
It’s official: Kylie Jenner was the first Kardashian to join Snapchat and in 2015, was pronounced Queen of the site. Elle has said that she might be the most outrageous celeb on the site. See, there was this picture of her in a sweatshirt with red circles around her breasts to show where the new nipple rings were. That kind of thing is the reason she has over 30 million followers on Snapchat. She’s certainly got that Kardashian drive and ambition, having launched Kylie Cosmetics and a best-selling App. Oh yeah, in true Kardashian style, she also bought herself a $2 plus million house in California. For a kid a year out of high school, not bad at all. Reality TV has been good to her, big time. Her Snapchat is all about Kylie, those sultry selfies, and snaps with her sisters. They’ve all followed baby sister onto Snapchat. We hear there is some friendly rivalry about their positions on Snapchat. Life is tough for them.
9. Alessandra Ambrosio
Okay, you may not like this, but it seems Victoria’s Secret model and actress Alessandra Ambrosio, is one of those people who can eat whatever she wants, whenever she wants, but still stays tiny. Apparently, she loves Cheetos and chocolate, but says if she puts on two pounds she feels fat. And she has two kids to look after with long-time boyfriend Jamie Mazur. Her Snapchat is full of beautiful selfies and fun snaps with her kids. She’s rich, she’s thin, she’s happy and she has the nerve to post her bunny rabbit face for all the world to see. Take that Instagram. Despite the weight thing, you’ve got to love her. Well, maybe not.
8. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is the Queen of Instagram, with the beautiful picture of Selena quietly sipping on a Coke, shattering the record for most Liked Instagram picture. It’s had 4 million plus likes and counting. Way back when, that picture of her and Justin Bieber kissing was the most Liked picture on the site. But she has moved into Snapchat in a big way, with fun selfies and pictures with special effects and cute little hearts on them. Recently, the wildly successful singer and marketer’s dream, was a totally giddy fangirl at a Celine Dion concert in Las Vegas. The video she posted on Snapchat showed her singing along, even crying, at times. And now she’s got her own Celine Dion tee. Hanging out in Vegas with Celine must have been on her bucket list.
7. Emeraude Toubia
With her Mexican-Lebanese genes, Emeraude Toubia exudes dark and sultry sexiness. Believe it or not, the actress was born in Canada and raised in Brownsville, Texas, where she started dancing lessons before she was even old enough for school. Texas beauty pageant wins, led to commercials for Maybelline and the like, which led to television and now acting. Currently, she is starring in TV’s Shadowhungers: The Mortal Instruments. It’s about human hybrids who hunt down demons. In spite of that, Emeraude’s Snapchat is full of fun and sexy shots of her in skimpy denim outfits and hanging out with friends. She seems to be having a heck of a good time.
6. Jenna Dewan Tatum
Jenna Dewan Tatum is one lucky lady. First of all, she is married to hunky Channing Tatum. Secondly, she is beautiful of face and body with a sexy girl next door vibe. The girl is a talented actress and dancer who has appeared in TV’s The Playboy Club and American Horror Story. She got her start as a dancer in music videos for Janet Jackson. And she’s having fun on Snapchat, posting colorful altered images of herself and Channing. She’s big into the special effects, with rainbows and hearts and doggie effects all over the place. And she’s a healthy vegetarian who is raising her daughter as a vegetarian. And if asked, she will admit to believing in ghosts. Maybe that’s one reason she is so into her crystals. And she also admits to a girl crush on Reese Witherspoon.
5. Justine Skye
This girl was made by social media. As a teenager, she began pursuing a singing career and, according to thefader.com, she poured her heart and soul in her Tumblr page where her purple-tinted hair, bright lipstick, and a totally cool girl vibe earned her a massive following. Her personal brand? The Purple Unicorn. Next, she began introducing her R&B music to her Tumblr friends. This led Atlantic Records to her door and major names like DJ Mustard, acting as her producer on her first major hit “Collide”. While she is still faithful to her Tumblr fans, she can be found hanging out with Kylie Jenner on Snapchat. She’s also buds with totally cool singer/actress Willow Smith. Justine may well be just about the coolest celeb on the site.
4. Shay Mitchell
The sultry Pretty Little Liars star took up skydiving after breaking up with a boyfriend. She has said it gave her more confidence. There must be easier ways to build self-esteem. It was in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the tender age of 10 that she rolled up to a modeling casting call for teen and pre-teen girls. What followed was years as a successful international model. Eventually she returned to Canada to study acting and emerged as actress Shay Mitchell. That, she says is her real passion. Born Shannon, the younger Shay was a huge fan of Jennifer Lopez and so her friends called her “Shay-Lo”. Some have called her Snapchat account a reality show of sorts. We learn a lot about what she gets up to. Well, the bits that are printable. And she loves, loves, loves all those photo tricks you can pull.
3. Blac Chyna
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian hang out on Snapchat an awful lot. Reportedly, momager Kris Jenner is not thrilled with the match. But Rob has tended to do his own thing an awful lot. The two seemed to be happy, but in Kardashian-land there are reports of break-ups on a daily basis. Reportedly, the two had a big bust up while they were filming their own reality show, Rob and Chyna. In any event, the supposed bust-up spelled big media coverage when Blac was seen flashing her large diamond engagement ring in a Taco Bell Drive-Thru. And pregnant with child number two, she is not going for maternity fumpy. In July of 2016, a very pregnant Blac wore a tight, sexy dress for a night out with friends. The in-your-face model and entrepreneur has been dubbed “video vixen” because of her numerous appearances in Hip Hop music videos.
2. Karlie Kloss
A bona fide member of the Swift Squad, Karlie hangs out with best bud Taylor Swift on Snapchat and everywhere else for that matter. Karlie Kloss is all of 23 and one of the top models in the world. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel has worked for top designers and was dubbed one of the models of the decade by Paris Vogue. She is well and truly an A-Lister with beauty and brains (she is an avid coder). She’s got a fearsome runway walk and at 6 feet 2 inches, towers over 5 foot 10 inch Swift. Karlie has dipped into acting, with appearances on shows like Gossip Girl and movies such as Zoolander 2. Recently, she was spotted with boyfriend Joshua Kushner, on the streets of New York engaged in what some called a “heated exchange”. Meanwhile, Taylor appears to be totally smitten with English actor Tom Hiddleston.
1. Madison Beer
At 17 years old, she’s the youngest person on this list. Madison Beer got her big break after Justin Bieber Tweeted a link to a video of her singing when she was just a 13-year old. She later signed with Island Records, and a star was born. She is loved up with Vine star Jack Glinsky, and is known for her smooth R&B style and her bubbly personality. And guess where Justin found her video? YouTube, of course. She is beautiful, up and coming, hot and cool, all at the same time. Her Snapchat world is full of sizzling selfies, with the occasional cute dog-effect picture. Stick with those sexy selfies, we say.