With the advances in technology and widespread use of social media, celebrities have become all the more accessible to their fans. In particular, social media apps like Snapchat have made it possible to connect with fans in an entirely new way. Snapchat enables fans to connect with their favorite celebrities on a day-to-day basis in a way that feels more personal. Never before have celebrities been able to relate to their fans in such an intimate way, making fans feel like they have actual relationships with their idols. Additionally, Snapchat allows celebrities to show aspects of their lives outside of the public eye. Whether it is showing themselves backstage, cooking at home, or on vacation, celebrities make their fans feel like they are there too. This article lists the best celebrities on Snapchat worth following.
Top Celebrities You Should Be Following on Snapchat
By Maddy Metzger
Ariana Grande – @moonlightbae
This four-time Grammy nominated artist might be small but her voice certainly packs a punch. Compared to Mariah Carrey, Grande’s vocal range allows her to do impressive musical impressions, including Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, and Shakira to name a few. As one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2016, Ariana Grande is loved by many. The “No Tears Left to Cry” singer got her start on Broadway in the musical 13, followed by more acting in Nickelodeon’s Victorious and Sam & Cat. These days she spends a lot of her time on the road touring. Undoubtedly, almost everyone wants a sneak peak into her life. Luckily, she shares a lot of behind the scenes moments of her life as a pop star on her social media.
Kim Kardashian West – @kimkardashian
Love them or hate them, the Kardashian-Jenner family is a well-oiled business machine, and Kim is no exception. Although the reality TV star is known for getting her start with a sex tape scandal, Kim has come a long way from then. More recently, she has made a name for herself in the makeup and fragrance industry with her companies, KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance. If that’s not enough for fans of the mogul, Kim has her own app filled with exclusive behind the scenes looks into her life as well as makeup, hair, and fashion tips. Kardashian often plugs all her new products and content through her Snapchat, always sharing just enough information to make fans want to buy into all things KKW.
Chrissy Teigen – @chrissyteigen
Model, co-host, author, mother, and wife to John Legend, Chrissy Teigen makes fans beg the question, “is there anything she can’t do?” She is undeniably candid, funny, and relatable. In fact, she is so outspoken that she got blocked by President Trump for trolling him on Twitter. Teigen authored a cookbook, Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want to Eat, and has plans to release another cookbook which she has been teasing on her social media with the hashtag “cravings2.” No one knows for sure what it will be called or when it will be released, but fans of her first cookbook will be sure to go in for a second helping.
Kylie Jenner – @kylizzlmynizzl
From sharing a clothing line with her sister Kendall to creating her own makeup line, Kylie Jenner has followed in the steps of her older siblings by becoming a successful businesswoman. The new mother now keeps makes her private life less public, which started by famously and miraculously concealing her entire pregnancy from the public eye. Jenner has become a beauty and fashion icon for Millenials and Generation Z’s alike. Her Snapchat account occasionally features glimpses into her life as a new mother, but mostly is used to promote new product launches for Kylie Cosmetics. If this is a tactic, it is clearly working because Kylie always leaves fans wanting more.
DJ Khaled – @djkhaled
Dubbed the “King of Snapchat” by Coca-Cola’s Senior VP for Content Emmanuel Seuge, DJ Khaled has become one of the most popular celebrities on Snapchat. The music producer and record label executive claims the reason for his success on the platform boils down to one thing: authenticity. From New Orleans, Khaled got his start working as a radio personality. He has also helped other artists break into the industry, including Lil’ Wayne. Khaled has worked with some of the most popular and talented people in the business, including Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Chris Brown. Although DJ Khaled’s career has faced some struggles, many believe that his marketing techniques on his Snapchat revived his career.
Gigi Hadid – @itsgigihadid
As the daughter to former model Yolanda Hadid, it is no wonder that Gigi and her siblings have seen so much success in the modeling industry. The California native has strut on runways all over the world for high-end designers, including Balmain to the popular Victoria’s Secret fashion show. As a child she was featured in GAP Kids’ ads, and today she can be found on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bizarre, and Cosmopolitan. In her free time, Gigi can be seen hanging out with other fashion it-girls, including Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevigne.
Bella Hadid – @babybellz777
Genetics in the Hadid family are clearly made for the runway, since Bella Hadid is just one of the three Hadid children in the modeling business. Modeling for Chanel, Versace, and Moschino, Bella is no stranger to the catwalk. She is also an ambassador for Dior Cosmetics. If fans are curious how the jet setter stays looking fresh faced, Bella shows her go-to makeup look in a tutorial-style video for Vogue. Her Snapchat highlights her travels and provides a behind the scenes look at her life as a model.
Kaitlyn Bristowe – @snapbackbean
After finding love on the Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe was thrown into the world of stardom. Undeniably one of the funniest, silliest, and most authentic hosts of the popular dating series, Bristowe now uses her fan base to dabble in a multitude of projects. Whether she is making appearances on Entertainment tonight, starring in commercials, or talking on her podcast, this Canadian native seems to always be on the go. Her Snapchat is frequently filled with highly comedic content, including car karaoke battles and special Snapchat filter characters with her fiancé, Shawn Booth.
Spencer Pratt – @prattspencer
Reality TV Star Spencer Pratt may not be on primetime television anymore, but he has made himself more relevant than ever before through his social media. Quirky and outlandish, The Hills star features his even quirkier life, including clips of him doing weekly tabloid reviews, showing off his crystal collection, and doing Brazillian jiu-jitsu in a kimono. His wife, Heidi, rarely makes an appearance, but his dogs frequently appear in his stories. If his presence on Snapchat isn’t enough for fans, they can now see him on his new YouTube Series, “Spencer Pratt Will Heal You.”
Chris Pratt – @chrisprattsnap
Of course, if you’re not a fan of Spencer Pratt, there is always the other Pratt, Chris Pratt. Whether you enjoyed watching him on the NBC sitcom Parks and Rec or in a myriad of Marvel movies, Pratt has gained a significant fan base. He has achieved a huge following in spite of his recent divorce from Anna Faris, with whom he shares a son. If you’re used to seeing him in Guardians of the Galaxy, you might be surprised by his comedic side, which he highlights in all of his hilarious Snapchat Stories.
Michelle Obama – @michelleobama
As the United States’ first African American First Lady, Michelle Obama is certainly an icon. Before she became the FLOTUS, she grew up on the south side of Chicago. Eventually she graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. It was while she was working at a law firm that she met her now husband and 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. During her time as first lady, she was involved in significant philanthropic work. Today, she still advocates for many causes, including health, women’s rights, and equality. The couple shares two daughters and still resides in Washington D.C.
Jared Leto – @jaredleto
The multifaceted singer, songwriter, actor, and director, Jared Leto is truly a jack of all trades. The Louisiana native has seen success in every pursuit. His band 30 Seconds to Mars has sold over 15 million albums. He won an Oscar, Academy Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance as a transgender women in Dallas Buyers Club. For this role, the method actor spent months researching and even stayed in character throughout the duration of filming. Other notable work for Leto includes American Psycho, Suicide Squad and Blade Runner 2049. For such a serious artist, it is impressive what a great sense of humor he has. His Snapchat stories frequently include plugs and sneak peaks into his band’s new album, America, as well as Leto in some very silly filters.
Calvin Harris – @calvinharris
Calvin Harris is known as being among the world’s most popular DJs, singers, songwriters, and record producers. Although he now resides in Los Angeles, California, Harris is originally from Scotland. Some of his early successes include his songs “I’m Not Alone” with Kylie Minogue and “Feel So Close,” which as nearly 200 million views on YouTube. To date, he has worked with Rihanna, Florence and the Machine, Mary J. Blige, Alesso, NeYo, Migos, and Frank Ocean. Fans of the electronic music creator might be surprised to see that the successful man has a silly side as well, which he shows on his Snapchat. The man is admittedly a little eccentric, and it seems that people love it.
Bella Thorne – @bellathornedab
Falling into the ranks of other child stars, Bella Thorne got her big break on the hit Disney show Shake It Up. The famous actress has also appeared in films such as Blended, The DUFF, and You Get Me. The redhead has won and been nominated for countless Teen Choice Awards and Young Hollywood Awards. Done with her Disney days, Thorne currently stars on the Freeform series, Famous in Love. The Florida girl maintains a close friendship with YouTube star Tana Mongeau, with whom Thorne has been seen kissing on multiple occasions. Undeniably scandalous, Thorne shows her life completely unfiltered with fans through her Snapchat account.
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