Since the dawn of social media, plenty of celebs have utilized the online platform to effectively market themselves, get themselves out there, and keep fans up to date with the goings on in their lives. It’s a great tool that a ton of celebs use to connect to fans, but there are many celebs out there who have been successful using various social media channels to increase their own fan followings. Some are new to the concept of social media marketing, whereas others are masters at it. They know what people want to see, what’s going to get their follower counts to rise, and, consequently, how this is going to translate into a greater fan following in their respective careers. Some have actually built their careers thanks to social media – very savvy – whereas others use it as a tool, or to connect with fans, or just because they enjoy snapping and posting sultry snaps!
Posting hot pics on social media platforms such as Instagram has been on an upward trend. Some celebs have made it famous – everyone wants to emulate them – but others just want to showcase their stunning physiques. Whatever their reasons for posting these hot pics, we’re certainly not complaining! Evidently tons of other aren’t complaining either, because when these celebs post, they send social media into a full blown meltdown. “Likes” go through the stratosphere and the “Follow” icon crashes due to the number of people clicking it. It’s just the effect these celebrities have. These are 15 celebrities who have that effect and send social media into a meltdown every time they post one of their sultry pics.
15. Galinka Mirgaeva
Last year, Instagram went crazy for the Russian beauty Galinka Mirgaeva. She was one of the hottest women on Instagram, and as of now, she’s definitely regarded to be a celebrity, hence she earns a rightful place on this list.
Galinka’s one of these women who gained fame because of her antics on Instagram. Like I said in the intro, you’ve got to applaud her ingenuity; she’s well aware she’s got it, and thinks nothing of flaunting it to get more followers and help grow her online presence. It’s certainly grown alright – as of now she’s got 2.2 million Instagram followers, which is pretty good going considering she doesn’t really have celebrity status, apart from being an Instagram beauty queen of course!
She’s beautiful, sure, but there’s one thing that people want to see, and that’s her bum. Yes, her bum is what’s made her famous, and it’s these bum pics that send social media into meltdown every time she posts one of them. Whether it’s her in lycra doing some yoga, or in a bikini sunning herself by the pool, her followers can’t get enough of these pics.
14. Charlotte Crosby
You probably all know about Jersey Shore TV series right? A group of housemates living it up together, drinking, partying, and sometimes working together – it was drama central in that house. Some people hated it with a passion and thought it was the most ridiculous show on the planet, but others loved it and it became quite a popular series. Drawing upon its success, a similar type of show was released in the UK – Geordie Shore, Geordie being the name given to people in the Tyneside area in north-east England.
Anyway, Charlotte Crosby gained fame for being one of the original cast members of the series. She was actually a founding cast member. If you ever watched Jersey Shore, you can probably guess what type of woman Charlotte’s like. Well, she’s a megastar in the UK, and her antics are constantly being picked up by the tabloids. She’s also an avid user of Instagram, so you can imagine what she gets up to on there. There’s the odd drunk pic, but when she’s posing, getting dolled up for a night on the town, her saucy selfies send social media into meltdown. She’s stunning and her 5.6 million Instagram followers know it.
13. Katie Price
Katie Price aka Jordan, isn’t the brightest girl around – or she gives that impression anyway– but in some ways, she’s one of the smartest people around. Her net worth’s approximately $66.76 million USD – so she must be doing something right!
Katie basically earned her fame as a glamor model turned TV personality, and she’s a pretty big deal, in the UK especially. She has now used that fame to branch out and become a bit of a Jill of all trades: she writes, she’s an entrepreneur, she presents, appears in music videos, and of course, still models.
People in the US will probably think she’s a bit of a joke, based on her performance during one of her only appearances on U.S. TV. In 2009 she went on the Chelsea Lately show – god knows why – and Chelsea Handler couldn’t help but take the piss out of her. When Katie couldn’t answer the simple question – “what is it that you do?” – Chelsea wasn’t going to keep quiet.
12. Shibani Dandekar
Shibani’s an absolute stunner. She’s one of India’s hottest women on social media, and she’s known for her daring and racy pics. It’s those racy pics that send social media into meltdown.
Shibani’s a bit of a Jill of all trades, too. She has hosted TV shows, done some anchoring at sports events, rocks up to play a part in some of the big events in India, does a bit of singing and acting, but where she shines is in front of the camera as a model. She’s a fashion model, and due to her amazing figure and drop dead gorgeous looks, she’s one of the best and has got companies and fashion labels lining up to get her on board for photoshoots. Shibani can make anything she wears look amazing, and she shares a lot of these pics on her Instagram page, which is continuously buzzing when she becomes active and posts those raunchy selfies (and some more professional pics).
11. Holly Willoughby
Holly Willoughby’s one of the hottest presenters in the UK. People tune in to shows just to see Holly doing her thing – she’s fabulous in every which way.
People love Holly because she’s your typical rosy-cheeked British girl. She’s got curves, she’s of course incredibly beautiful, but it’s her personality that people love too. As a presenter, you’ve got to have something about you, and Holly’s the most down to earth, bubbly and cheery woman there is. She lights up the screen with her smile, and social media when she posts her pics.
Holly’s very active on social media and loves nothing more than posting Instagram pics about anything and everything. But occasionally – because she is a model too – she posts sultry pics of herself, which gets the tabloids and her followers purring. The thing with Holly, is that even without meaning to she looks amazing; what seems like an effortless pic still looks amazing, and that’s why she’s one of the biggest names on social media in the UK.
10. Ariana Grande
Now I get onto the global superstars, social media users who send the Instagram world into meltdown when they start posting.
Ariana Grande has a staggering 99.2 million Instagram followers, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why. At 23 years old, she’s got the social media side of things well and truly sorted; she’s the 3rd most followed Instagram account on the planet, and due to her antics and the fan following she has amassed, she’s regarded to be one of the most influential people in the world – not bad for a woman her age!
Ariana is cuteness personified. She says she doesn’t give a damn if people call her a diva, but she’s just way too cute to be considered to be a diva. She’s hot, talented, adorable, and has a bit of sassiness about her, all rolled into one gorgeous and lovable package. No wonder her follower count grows exponentially every time she posts one of her pics.
9. Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara, the Colombian-American actress and model, has admitted she feels a ton of pressure to do the whole social media thing and that Instagram and other social media channels put a lot of pressure on women to get dolled up and look fabulous round-the-clock. You never know who might click a snap and upload it for the world to see within seconds. But when it comes to posting pics on her Instagram account, she’s taken to it pretty well and judging by her pics, she knows what she’s doing. She posts fun pics, takes selfies with family and friends, and while she’s on a movie set, but occasionally she posts super hot pics, giving her millions of adoring fans what they want.
Sofia’s another woman who seems to take natural pics – she doesn’t pose for Instagram – which is great because it makes the effortless beauty seem really down to earth, which again, fans love to see.It makes these superstars seem more human.
Pretty much everything Beyoncé posts starts trending on Instagram. She’s got a massive following and is one half of the most powerful couple in the music industry. Therefore, whatever she says, does, or posts influences a huge amount of people, and regardless of what it is that she’s up to, fans just lap it up.
Beyoncé is curvaceous, vivacious, and has a huge amount of sex appeal. She’s also regarded to be one of the best dressed celebs around, and is very fashion conscious. Combine all this, and you have an awesome celebrity figure, one who’s just perfect for the world of Instagram.
Beyoncé posts a variety of different things on Instagram. She uses it as a platform to connect with her fans, and shares things she’s passionate about, but she also uses it to post stunning pics of herself and her family, giving everyone an insight into the lives of a couple of the biggest superstars in music.
7. Emily Ratajkowski
This gorgeous model turned actress is the hot new kid on the block. She’s a rookie in terms of her filmography and time onscreen, but when it comes to strutting her stuff on the catwalk or posing for a photoshoot, she’s a seasoned pro.
I probably didn’t really need to point out the fact Emily‘s a model. Take one look at her and you’d instantly be able to tell that she was born to be in front of the camera. Tons of high profile companies have utilized her face for ad campaigns, and her stunning figure has meant she’s adorned the covers of numerous magazines. But fans want to see more of Emily, and they can, because luckily for them, Emily’s an avid Instagram user. You can guess what kind of pics a model like Emily posts on social media. Every pic she puts out there hits the social media stratosphere, and when she starts getting more work as an actress and appears on our screens more regularly, she’ll undoubtedly become one of the most followed women on Instagram.
6. Mel B
Mel B – an English singer, songwriter, presenter, TV personality, dancer, actress, author, and of course, last but not least, model – is there anything this woman hasn’t tried her hand at?
She rose to fame as a member of the Spice Girls, obviously, and when the group disbanded, she used the fan following she got as Scary Spice to open doors for herself and gain recognition doing other things. All her ventures seem to have paid off, and she’s now, quite possibly, an even bigger superstar than when she was in the Spice Girls. She has been a judge on numerous TV shows, has even gotten a piece of the whole reality TV pie, and is currently working on Broadway in the musical Chicago.
Mel B isn’t really a social media nut. But she has posted certain images that have made everyone sit up and take notice. She has posted some seriously sexy selfies, nude pics, and workout snaps showing off her enviable figure and washboard abs. She’s in her 40s but has a trim physique and loves to flaunt it – and we love to see it.
5. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
Cheryl – it’s hard to keep up to date with what her last name is, is it Cole? Tweedy? But at the moment it’s still Fernandez-Versini – is a singer, amazing dancer, and somewhat of a TV personality too, having made numerous appearances on various different chat shows.
Many people have gotten on her back because they actually think she has no personality; regardless of everyone’s views, it doesn’t really matter because she’s doing pretty well earning her way as a singer, and a model, posing in sultry photoshoots.
The former Girls Aloud member is amazingly beautiful, and very talented too; even the likes of Selena Gomez have come out and said that Cheryl has been a massive influence, which just goes to show she’s not just a pretty face. She’s got a tremendous amount of talent and awesome stage presence when she performs.
Cheryl has been cited as being a massive influence on other singing sensations, but who does she find to be an influence? Rihanna, who she describes to be the “perfect pop star.” She’s not wrong.
The Bajan beauty that is Bad Gal Riri is an Instagram and social media sensation, but she’s been killing it a lot longer in the world of music and entertainment. She’s one of the most recognized stars around and has achieved a ton of awards and accolades – it’s amazing to think she’s still in her 20s! For 13 years, she’s been doing her thing, wowing fans with her music and shocking them with her crazy antics. But whatever she gets up to, one thing’s for sure, she’s going to look good doing it. Now and again she sends social media into a meltdown with her stunning pics, but she’s also taken a swing at Twitter – in fact she’s got more Twitter followers than Instagram followers, which goes to show people are just as excited by what Riri’s saying than what she’s wearing.
3. Selena Gomez
Last year, Selena Gomez overtook her buddy Taylor Swift to become the most followed person on Instagram. She’s amassed a remarkable 112 million followers. How has she achieved this? Sure, Selena’s a megastar, is known throughout the world, is super hot, is an actress, singer, and just an all around gorgeous young woman. But having said that, you wouldn’t say Selena’s the biggest, or even the hottest, celebrity on the planet. That just shows how savvy she is – she certainly knows what works on social media.
Selena doesn’t post that often. She’s not on Instagram every day posting hot pics, and that just means fans are kept waiting, which they’re happy to do. When she posts, they’re also not all hot pics of herself posing and looking fabulous. She posts what some may deem to be relatable content, and that’s what has gotten her follower count to rise exponentially over recent years. But of course, she’d be remised if she didn’t post the occasional hot pic, and she obliges, and helps her fan base grow more and more every day.
2. Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger is a massive name in the music industry and the world of entertainment as a whole. After starting out life in the limelight singing in various shows, she became a star as the leading lady of the Pussycat Dolls which propelled her to global stardom. She has since forged a semi-successful solo career for herself, and has gone on to pursue other ventures which have kept her name right at the top as one of the leading ladies of the industry.
Whether it’s taking a selfie of her plump pout, or posing in a pic while wearing some sexy attire, Nicole has time and time again gotten her followers into a frenzy and has sent social media into a meltdown with her stunning pics. She also has a huge fan following in the U.S. and the UK due to her music and work on TV, and that’s all worked to her advantage when it’s come to raising her follower count.
1. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian might not be the most followed person in the world on social media, but she’s getting close and I pip her to one day get to the top. But anyway, this article isn’t about the most followed person on Instagram. It’s about the person who gets Instagram buzzing most often with their pics, and because of that, the crown has to go to the number one selfie queen on the planet – of course, Kim Kardashian.
Her family’s reality TV show – and her sex tape – saw her popularity skyrocket, and the crazy antics of her and her family on the show have gripped people and have made them tune in for about ten years now. We’ve seen the Kardashians and Jenners grow up on the show, and so people find them strangely accessible.
Actually, any of the Kardashian-Jenner clan could have made this list, but Kim has to be at the top. You can’t count how many times she’s sent social media into meltdown, and she is after all, the selfie queen, so having her name at the top of this list was a no-brainer.