Launching nearly six years ago, Snapchat has grown to become a social media giant. When the company first rejected a $3-billion cash offer from Facebook, everyone called the men behind Snapchat crazy. Today, Snapchat is worth an estimated $25 billion. It seems like the founders made the right call. The original creators, Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown are all billionaires. Not too bad for the makers of an app that people use to send nudes.
When Snapchat gained mainstream attention as an app that was going to stick around for a while, numerous celebrities, magazines, and other brands decided they needed to hop on the wagon to stay relevant. There has been an influx of models, social media celebrities, and movie stars, flooding Snapchat with promotional campaigns (or just a look into what it’s like to be them). If an Instagram account is a model’s Blu-Ray, celebrity Snapchat accounts are the behind-the-scenes section.
If you follow a few models on Instagram, don’t be surprised if you recognize a name or two in this list. Whether they share racy photos, have curves for days, or possess certain assets that make them stand out in a sea of Instagram models, these women are the absolute hottest women that you’ll find on Snapchat.
15. Bella Hadid @BabyBels777
In 2016, Bella Hadid was voted Model of the Year for Model.com. She made her New York Fashion Week debut in 2014, when she was only 17 years old. She’s appeared in more magazines than we can keep track of. With 11,700,000 Instagram followers, Bella Hadid is well on her way to becoming the next queen of the fashion industry.
If you follow her on Snapchat, you’ll see that despite her success, she’s similar to any other young woman today; she uses Snapchat filters to make jokes, brags about how much food she’s eaten, and takes a lot of selfies in the bathtub/bed. If you want to see what it’s like living as one of the most famous figures in the fashion industry, this is the account to follow. If you want to see plenty of selfies from a hot 20-year old, this is the account to follow.
14. Demi Rose Mawby @DemiRoseMawby
Demi Rose Mawby is curvy in all the right places. With over 4,100,000 followers on Instagram, she posts more than enough photos to keep her fans happy. If you’re looking for a little more, take the time to add her on Snapchat. Seriously… you’ll see all sorts of things that are too scandalous for her to post on Instagram.
Demi Rose Mawby rose to fame after dating Tyga while he was on a break from Kendall Jenner. He must have a thing for curvy women with millions of Instagram followers. Additionally, Demi Rose Mawby loves to show off her body when arriving at events. She’s worn see-through black dresses (that are really more like lingerie than anything else), she’s put on low-cut dresses that expose her cleavage, and she’s even posed nude.
13. Arianny Celeste @AriannyCeleste
Arianny Celeste has worked as a UFC Octagon Girl since 2006. She’s the co-host of the show Overhaulin’ and has appeared in Playboy, Maxim US, FHM, Maxim Korea, Maxim Philippines, FHM Australia, and UFC Magazine.
Arianny Celeste was introduced to the world of modelling at four years old when her parents landed Celeste her very first gig. As she grew older, her passion for modelling flourished as she began participating in cheerleading, dance, and gymnastics. She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to earn her degree in Fitness Management and Nutrition.
Her posts on Snapchat are a lot more satisfying than her posts on Instagram. She typically avoids posting branded content on Snapchat but is no stranger to promoting a brand of tea on her Instagram or on her own blog.
12. Emily Ratajkowski @EmRata
Emily Ratajkowski entered the limelight after appearing in the music video for Robin Thicke‘s song, Blurred Lines in 2013. Soon after, she began modeling for Sports Illustrated and also began working as a model for high fashion. She appeared in Gone Girl (2014) as the woman that Ben Affleck was having an affair with, and she brings two very important plot points into the movie.
You may remember that Ratajkowski was one of several celebrities to have her photos stolen from her iCloud. The hacking hasn’t slowed her career in the slightest, but since entering the limelight, she’s used her audience to promote messages that she believes in. For example, she’s a well-known feminist that appeared in a short film promoting Planned Parenthood, and she was seen speaking at a Bernie Sanders rally in New Hampshire last year.
11. Lindsey Kevitch @Lraeex3
Lindsey Kevitch is an emerging model that has been featured in Maxim and Playboy and had her photos taken by famous portrait photographer Terry Richardson.
With only 189,000 followers on Instagram, Lindsey might not be on your radar just yet — but she should be. She definitely knows what types of clothes she needs to wear to flaunt her assets, but she isn’t a model without any personality.
Lindsey Kevitch is an aspiring singer that links her SoundCloud page on her Instagram account. Her music is a mixture of new-era hip-hop with a ragtime singer feel. She definitely has a unique sound, but her songs don’t do her vocal chords justice. Here’s hoping she continues to make music. More importantly, here’s hoping that she stays active on Snapchat and Instagram.
10. Sahara Ray @SaharaRay
Sahara Ray is one of the more famous women featured in this article. She has had brief flings with Cody Simpson and Justin Bieber and is known to show off her body in see-through clothing to her followers on Snapchat.
This Australian-born hottie used her relationships with pop stars to grow her Instagram following to over 1,200,000 followers. With so much exposure, Sahara Ray launched a swimwear company named after her. The swimwear she offers is pretty basic but is insanely expensive.
Remember how Kanye West was selling a plain white shirt for $120? The swimwear sold by Sahara Ray is along the same line. A pair of basic black bikini bottoms are sold for $105.00 and have, unsurprisingly, sold out. It pays to be beautiful.
9. Karrueche Tran @OhKarrueche
Karrueche Tran gained mainstream attention when she began dating Chris Brown in 2010. The couple broke up briefly when Brown started dating Rihanna again, but Tran and Brown eventually got back together. In 2015, Tran dumped Brown after she discovered that he had a daughter with Nia Guzman. In 2017, Tran was granted a temporary 100-yard restraining order against Brown and has since filed for a permanent one.
After dating Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran branched out from modeling to take a swing at an acting career. Though she hasn’t found her way to Hollywood just yet, she is well on her way to becoming a successful YouTube/social media personality with 6,400,000 followers on Instagram, and over 250,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s obsessed with keeping up with her followers on social media, which is why she’s a must-follow on Snapchat.
8. Charlotte McKinney @CharlotteMcKinn
At the age of 17, Charlotte McKinney dropped out of high school and tried to pursue a modeling career. Finding little to no success, she took to using Instagram to promote herself and quickly became social-media famous. Having over 1.2 million followers on Instagram led to her appearing in a Carl’s Jr. Superbowl commercial for their All-Natural Burger. It. Was. Hot.
In addition to appearing in commercials, McKinney played Missy in the film Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. She is set to appear in Flatliners and Baywatch, which will be released to theaters later this year.
She’s been called the next Kate Upton. You’ll definitely want to follow this social media bombshell before she gets too famous to reach out to her fans on Snapchat.
7. Denise Schaefer @DeniseSchaefer
Denise Schaefer is a Peruvian goddess. She’s one of the least-known models on this list, which makes it all the more special when you add her on Snapchat. There’s a good chance she’ll interact with her fans on Snapchat in some way because she says she reads all the comments that she can on her Instagram posts.
In her free time, Denise Schaefer loves to travel with her friends and family. When asked about what the craziest thing she’s had to do for a shoot has been, she said that she had to lay on a beach in a bikini at 7 PM while it was 25 degrees outside. She said she thought she might freeze to death, but that just sounds like a normal day at a beach in Canada, if you ask me.
6. Tianna Gregory @Tiannag2
Tianna Gregory is a brand. She’s a curvy California gal that became famous for modeling streetwear brands. She still models street wear on her Instagram, but you’ll see her posing in a swimsuit more than anything else. She’s comfortable in her skin and isn’t too shy to reveal a little more of herself than other Instagram models. With 4,200,00 followers on Instagram — no matter what part of a woman’s body you find most attractive — Tianna Gregory is someone you’ll love.
Don’t expect Tianna to become a household name anytime soon. She’s more of a hidden gem in the modeling world. Sure, she has a ton of Instagram followers, but if you mentioned her name at a party, it’s likely that nobody would have the slightest clue who she is. She posts photos pretty regularly on Instagram, but if you follow her on Snapchat, you’ll see a few things you otherwise wouldn’t have (like her twerking). And, well, for everyone out there that loves a good booty, Tianna Gregory twerking is a must-see.
5. Ellie Gonsalves @EllieGonsalves
Ellie Gonsalves is an Australian-born model that has somewhat of an obsession with her social media accounts. She has an online presence in all of the right ways.
With 1,400,000 followers on Instagram, Ellie uses her popularity to help charitable causes that she finds important. Ellie is a Wildlife Warrior, helping the Australia Zoo and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in any way she can. For those that don’t know, Australia Zoo is the zoo that Steve Irwin worked in as a zookeeper before his death, and where his daughter, Bindi, currently works. As part of a promotion for the Australia Zoo, Ellie Gonsalves participate a promotional video and photo shoot with 12 different animals at the zoo. You can watch the video online, and if you enjoyed what you saw, you should consider donating to the Australia Zoo. You don’t have to care about animals — if the video raises enough money, I’m sure Ellie would do something like it again.
4. Abigail Ratchford @AbiRatchford
Abigail Ratchford is an Instagram model and social media personality that has been featured in magazines such as Zoo Weekly, Nuts, Maxim, and Playboy. She’s looking to branch out from just maintaining a presence on social media and landed a gig posing for a number of billboard campaigns on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
The self-proclaimed “queen of curves” has 7,200,000 followers on Instagram and uses her outreach to promote herself as a brand. She regularly features products from her online shop in her Instagram (as most business savvy models do), but she also has a lot of old-school model merchandise for sale that others do not. Instead of just offering clothes, Ratchford sells pinup posters, shot glasses, skateboards, and calendars.
3. Dolly Castro @DollyCastro
Dolly Castro is a Nicaragua-born model that has a body that resembles Kim Kardashian‘s — except a little hotter. Castro ditched her plans to attend law school a few years ago in order to pursue a career as a social media personality. It worked out for her, as she now has over 5,400,000 followers on Instagram, 2,060,000 on Facebook, and 103,000 on Twitter.
Castro is undeniably one of the most famous Nicaraguan models. She’s been quoted as saying that 80 percent of her income comes from social-media earnings. To keep the money rolling in, Castro says that she tries to stay as active as possible and to interact with her fans. She’s dedicated her Instagram account to promoting a healthy lifestyle, showing off her body, and marketing for the company BarsAndBranches.com.
2. Angie Varona @AngiefyVarona
Angie Varona entered the limelight in an incredibly creepy way. She became famous as an internet sex symbol at the age of 14 when a few private photos of hers were leaked from her Photobucket account. None of the photographs were nude. However, she was posing provocatively in lingerie and bikinis. At the time, it destroyed her life. She was accused of leaking the photos herself in order to get attention from her peers — but after the photos were leaked, she immediately told her parents. The family contacted lawyers and tried to have the photos removed from websites that were hosting them, but they didn’t have any luck. In a 2011 interview, Varona said that she regrets posting her photos online and fears that they will haunt her for the rest of her life.
Since the leak in 2007, Angie Varona now willingly posts provocative photos on her Instagram and Snapchat account. Running with the punches may have been the best decision for her, but she’s also still aspiring to be a lawyer. Perhaps, though, it’s better to show your body off on your own terms than for people to violate your privacy.
1. Niykee Heaton @NiykeeHeaton
Niykee Heaton is a woman of many talents. She was first discovered through her YouTube channel after uploading acoustic guitar covers of hip-hop songs; beautiful women that are musically gifted tend to go viral. Niykee Heaton used YouTube to play her music because she just wanted to make music — she never saw herself as a performer. In fact, she developed severe stage fright in the early years of her music career.
In 2014, Niykee Heaton released her first EP, Bad Intentions. She went on tour in 2015 and 2016, but it seems that there has been a lull in her music career. It seems that she’s focusing more on her career as a model than on her career as a music performer. That said, her EP was received positively by critics and may lead to something bigger in the future. For all we know, she could be a household name by next year.