What many people don't realize is that not all social media platforms are the same. This should become blatantly clear with the way Myspace was completely pushed to the side in order to bring forth Facebook. Rather than copying code to get your Myspace page to look like poster boards to describe your personality, Facebook arrived to offer a simplistic mode of interacting with friends and family all over the world. Yet, that doesn't mean that other social media sites have to follow the same sort of model. Twitter doesn't work in the same manner, but it offers a whole new way of interacting. Retweets allow messages to be spread throughout the Internet, and strangers are able to interact with one another without being "friends."
When the prototype for Snapchat was first cultivated under the name "Picaboo," people couldn't understand the concept of wanting photos and videos to delete automatically. In fact, it took awhile for people to grasp the idea that short-lived content would actually encourage people to use it more. While Instagram has started to become far more orchestrated and contrived, Snapchat brings a realism aspect from its "Live Stories" and video chat. The platform has become hugely popular with celebrities, especially since they can continue their stories without getting overly obsessed with whether or not each snap is "perfect." Snapchat encourages frivolous posts, which is great for celebrities who like to share anything and everything. Check out our list of the 10 hottest celebrity Snapchats (and the 5 worst), and see what you've been missing.
15 Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne has recently made headlines due to her latest trip to Cannes. While there, photographers snapped pictures of her hanging out by the pool with Scott Disick, and the world couldn't get over the relationship between this 34-year-old and the 19-year-old. While the snuggling photos didn't exactly prove that they're in a relationship, it did get the world talking a bit more about Thorne. For those that haven't already heard, Thorne's Snapchat account is definitely worth following. She makes sure to post a myriad of scantily clad photos (including some where she's showing off her new nipple piercing), and she mixes in videos that keep things interesting. She made huge headlines over the Snapchat video where she showed everyone the experience of getting a bikini wax (being barely covered).
14 Chrissy Teigen
While models are often known for being incredibly beautiful, they're not always thought of as the wittiest women in the world. Oftentimes, they're shown devoid of personality and stoic in their appearances. Yet, Chrissy Teigen has completely torn down that analogy. She already started winning over the public with her bubbly personality before she married the famed singer, John Legend, and then the public began seeing much more of her. She landed roles as a television personality and created a huge fan base due to her ever-popular social media accounts. Her Snapchat is constantly updated, and the photos and videos just keep getting better. Besides the adorable and sexy filter pics, she's also been known to post some great intimate moments between her and Legend during their private life at home.
13 Bella Hadid
While the world was once only interested in getting to know the blonde daughter of Yolanda Foster, her dark-haired daughter has become just as popular. Bella Hadid has become a favorite to walk the fashion runways and has landed some coveted endorsement deals. It shouldn't come as a surprise that she's a huge force to be reckoned with on social media since she's evolved to become thought of as one of the world's most beautiful women. Yet, there are some surprises that come, and that's just what her Snapchat followers love about her. She constantly updates her Snapchat with photos and videos of her and her famous friends, and it's often the elite of young Hollywood. If you're looking for a behind-the-scenes look at Bella Hadid's life as a celebrity, her Snapchat is definitely a win.
12 Ashley Benson
Ashley Benson may have started off acting through the soap opera Days of Our Lives, but that doesn't mean she doesn't know her way around in the big leagues. She's appeared on the big screen and various television shows, but her best-known role is on the hit series, Pretty Little Liars. Her Hanna Marin character is a favorite of fans, which is a big selling point for following her on Snapchat. Rather than limiting herself solely to selfies, her Snapchat isn't just about showing off her amazing beauty and physique. She often mixes in the behind-the-scenes fun from the set and showcases other favorite cast members on the series. This is a great way to see the cast in a natural and more intimate way and gives a boost to fans wanting to see her outside of her character.
11 Selena Gomez
The power of social media is starting to reveal itself due to the newest features on Snapchat. While it was once only used to show off individual "stories" and promote updated posts, it's become the latest new route in releasing never before seen content. Selena Gomez used it to share a snippet of her newest song and uses her Snapchat to continue to build her brand. She's already solidified herself as one of the hottest celebrities on Instagram, so her Snapchat has a hard act to follow. Yet, she seems up for the challenge with her constant updates. She gives her followers behind-the-scenes access to her life in the fast lane, and the selfies and videos are always fun and just the right amount of sexy.
10 Kylie Jenner
While Kylie Jenner was once thought of as the forgotten little sister in the Kardashian/Jenner clan, she's since become the new "It" girl when it comes to social media. People have criticized her for the evolution of her look, but that hasn't stopped her from garnering a huge fan base. People think of her as the next generation version of Kim Kardashian, and her social media constantly delivers. She obsessively updates her Snapchat, which is great for those looking to follow a celebrity account that's always changing. She shows pictures from behind the scenes at photo shoots, as well as the inner workings of her lip kit endeavors. Yet, the best of all is the fact that her followers can be up-to-date on the hottest new looks she dons in real time.
9 Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham is a plus-sized model who's defied all sorts of barriers when it comes to moving up in her career. She was the first-ever plus-size model to grace the cover of the famed Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated and has become a celebrated television personality. She's commended for promoting a positive body image for women of all sizes and even more so for being successful in the modeling world. While there's still a standard of the typical size zero for models, Graham has started to open people's eyes in terms of what can be deemed a beautiful physique for a woman. Her Snapchat offers a constant reminder that not all women have to be toothpick thin in order to be considered beautiful. She's known for posting scantily clad photos and even showing off her bubbly personality whenever she can. If your version of sexy is a bigger woman with a lot of spunk, this is the Snapchat celebrity account for you.
8 Kate Upton
When Kate Upton first started making a name for herself in the modeling world, there were already a lot of things going for her. She had a natural beauty that was reminiscent of Old Hollywood beauties like Marilyn Monroe and a body that seemed to defy the laws of gravity. The videos of Upton doing the "Dougie Dance" circulated on the Internet and created an instant buzz surrounding this up-and-coming actress. Upton even started to branch out and was featured alongside Cameron Diaz in the film, The Other Woman. Visions of Upton frolicking on the beach were like a gift for moviegoers, and her Instagram page was the same. When Upton finally opened a Snapchat account, it became an instant favorite with fans. From scantily clad photos and videos to a few controversies to make it interesting, Upton will never disappoint.
7 Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato started out with the stigma of being a Disney kid since so many before her succumbed to the trials of fame. Once she transitioned into a full-blown pop star, there were rumors of Lovato fighting her own demons. From signs of cutting on the red carpet to dealing with substance abuse and mental illness, fans were worried that she would never again return as she was. Yet, she managed to beat the odds and seemed to come out even stronger. She's become a champion for body positivity and often shares photos of herself sans airbrushing or makeup. This is what makes her Snapchat the most interesting because she likes to lift the veil from many of her glamorous photo shoots. She gives her fans a behind-the-scenes peek at her life when the cameras aren't rolling, and there's an incredible amount of sex appeal in a woman that can be confident in her own skin.
While Rihanna was first seen as a fresh-faced girl from Barbados with an amazing voice, she's since evolved into one of the most controversial music artists in the industry. The years have definitely hardened Rihanna, and she doesn't ever feel the need to censor her online posts. She's known for posting outlandish photos of her at the strip club, partying on expensive yachts, and letting her freak flag fly, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that her Snapchat is definitely one to follow. It seems like even when she's just updating her followers with her regular activities, she can't help but look sexy. In this particular Snapchat story, Rihanna was using her finger in order to stir her alcoholic drink. The snippet video on Snapchat was worth the price of admission.
5 Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler is often thought of as a pioneer when it comes to her success as a female comedian and actress. She's best known for her late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately, but calling it like she sees it on television hasn't been the only time when she's garnered attention from the public. She's never been a stranger to controversy, especially since many claim that the only reason why she got her talk show was through the romance between her and E! Entertainment chief, Ted Harbert. She's actually had a few romances under her belt, including a very public affair with 50 Cent. While all of these factors may make it seem like she would be the perfect candidate for an exciting Snapchat account, Handler has utterly disappointed her followers. She often released videos of her attempting to rap horribly, and no amount of sexy photos can erase that from your memory.
4 Kim Kardashian
The world seems completely out of whack when Kim Kardashian has fallen into the "worst celebrity Snapchats" category, but recent events have definitely made an impact on her presence on social media. Kardashian's robbery in Paris seemed directly related to the live photos she shared of her newest piece of jewelry, and it caused her to take a step back from social media. Yet, this wasn't the only snafu that was caused by Snapchat. While the world already knew about the drama between her husband, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift, it wasn't until the infamous video that they began to see Kim's involvement in their feud. Kardashian released recordings on her Snapchat during a phone call between West and Swift, presumably to tarnish Swift's reputation. Yet, it backfired and people began to question the ethics of recording someone without their knowledge and then releasing it on Snapchat. Nowadays, Kardashian's Snapchat seems quite guarded and isn't exactly the most exciting to follow. Perhaps she'll one day return as the Queen of social media, but many wonder if people will still be interested once she does.
3 Paris Hilton
There was a time when Paris Hilton was thought of as the hottest celebrity in young Hollywood. From her reality TV series to her endless romance drama, people just couldn't get enough of this hotel heiress. Yet, a lot of time has passed since her days cruising around with Nicole Richie. The public has grown tired of her contrived baby voice and the same old photos of her jet-setting around the world. There seemed to be some animosity between her and Kim Kardashian, and Hilton pretty much lost the hidden competition they were in on who would become the Internet's most sought-after celeb. Although Hilton has managed to remain in the limelight through her successful endeavors outside of the U.S., she's by no means as popular as she once was. Her Snapchat stories try and play up the fact that she's still being sought out for being a DJ, but it just seems completely played out at this point.
2 Anna Ewers
The best Snapchat accounts are from people who are willing to share their lives as they happen and post continuously to keep an updated account of what's going on in their world. The accounts that aren't updated are pretty boring to follow, and they don't keep their "Story" interesting. The 24-year-old German model, Anna Ewers, has made the choice to limit what she shares on social media. There's no denying that she's a beautiful woman and a major contender in the world of modeling. There are some who have compared her to a young Brigitte Bardot due to her stellar look. In an interview with Independent, Ewers talked about her conscious decision to limit her social media accounts. She stated, "I'm very lucky. I'm not too exposed to social media and is [sic] going quite well for me. I like to have my privacy." So, if you're looking for a celebrity account that will really give up the dirt, this one isn't the one for you.
1 Dani Mathers
As a rising figure in the modeling world, Dani Mathers was starting to garner some real celebrity attention. After getting the label of being a Playboy model, she was a favorite to follow on her social media accounts. The gorgeous blonde continuously posted scantily clad photos of herself, and it was easy to see why Playboy would want her for their own. Yet, that all changed when Mathers chose to share a photo of an elderly woman changing in the women's locker room at an LA Fitness gym. The caption read, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either." Mathers claimed that she only meant to send it privately and blamed being new to Snapchat as the reason why it was released online. Mathers pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy and has taken some time away from social media. Yet, if she ever decides to truly come back, this is a Snapchat that definitely wouldn't be worth following.