Top 10 Instagram Models (Updated)

By Editorial Staff

Whether they’re into fitness, makeup, or simply love to share their lifestyle – Instagram models are taking the Internet by storm. Often more popular than agency-signed models, these women have earned millions of followers, brand deals, and magazine covers for posting flawless selfies and photoshoot looks. Check out the top 10 most influential Instagram models on the app right now:

1. @sommerray

  • Sommer Ray

Topping our list of Instagram models is Sommer Ray. Sommer is a fitness model from Denver, Colorado that became famous for her Instagram pictures and YouTube channel. Ray often posts workout videos, viral challenge videos, tutorials, live streams, vlogs, pranks, and much more on her channel that boasts 1.62M subscribers. It’s obvious that her followers can’t get enough of her, proven by her most popular video, “Life of Sommer Ray”, which currently has 6M views. In 2017, she joined the CloutGang on YouTube, which was made up of influencers like Alissa Violet, RiceGum, and FaZe Banks. Now, Ray uploads most of her videos with FaZe Jarvis and FaZe Kay.

2. @alexisren

  • Alexis Ren

Alexis Ren, born Alexis René Glabach, is a model and internet celebrity from Santa Monica, California. After gracing the cover of Maxim U.S. and Mexico in August 2017 and being voted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of 2018, Alexis Ren proved that a lot can come out of Instagram. Her internet stardom took off when she began dating now ex-boyfriend Jay Alvarrez after they continuously shared their world travels through envy-worthy pictures on Instagram and videos on YouTube. Since then, Ren has worked with brands like DVF, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Express, ColourPop, and more. She’s even been featured in multiple music videos and Season 27 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”.

3. @demirose

  • Demi Rose Mawby

Demi Rose Mawby is a well-known British model from Birmingham, England that currently resides in Miami, Florida. She hit everyone’s radar after she dated Kylie Jenner’s former ex-boyfriend and rapper Tyga in 2016. After becoming a social media sensation, Mawby began making a huge impact as a lingerie model, sharing photos on Instagram and scoring photoshoots around the globe. She has appeared in several magazines, including ZOO Magazine in October 2014. Apart from modeling projects, Mawby has cameos in a number of music videos from Chris Brown and DJ Khaled.  

4. @jenselter

  • Jen Selter

Jen Selter is a fitness model and personal trainer from Roslyn, New York. Followed by stars like Rihanna, Selter has mastered the IG game, maintaining a following of 12.8 million followers. Selter also has a YouTube channel where she shares diet and exercise tips and day-in-the-life videos to more than 29.2K subscribers. Besides being one of the top Instagram models, Selter has been interviewed for magazines such as Elle, Vanity Fair, and Maxim.

5. @anacheri

  • Ana Cherí


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Ana Cherí is a model, YouTuber, and social media star from Anaheim, California. She is also the CEO and owner of Be More Athletics fitness gym in Santa Anna, Orange County. When she’s not playing the role of Instagram model, Cherí has appeared in Playboy magazine and has worked with brands like Monster Energy and PrettyLittleThing. Cherí has also served as a brand ambassador and motivational speaker for Shredz, developed a clothing line, written three e-books, and has her own YouTube channel with 88.6K subscribers.

6. @amandaeliselee

  • Amanda Lee

Canadian fitness model Amanda Lee rose to fame after a famous dancer tagged her in an Instagram post and called her body “inspirational”. Overnight, Lee’s following on Instagram jumped to 100K followers. She is now a global fitness model with 12 million followers on Instagram and a brand ambassador for several fashion and fitness brands. Lee also doubles as a certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer who shares workout videos and tips on both her Instagram and her website. Lee has also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Maxim.

7. @tammyhembrow

  • Tammy Hembrow

Tammy Hembrow is an Australian fitness model and Instagram star that also runs a YouTube channel with 1.3 million subscribers. Hembrow reached stardom after sharing pictures and videos of her amazingly fit body before, during, and after her two pregnancies. To Hembrow, fitness doesn’t take a day off, and she highlights her fitness goals and workout programs every day on social media. Hembrow describes herself as a proud mother, entrepreneur, Gymshark athlete, and fitness mentor that loves to help other mothers follow a fitness regime after giving birth and lead a healthy lifestyle.

8. @lacikaysomers

  • Laci Kay Somers

Featured in magazines like Playboy and GlamRock, San Francisco-native Laci Kay Somers is no stranger to modeling and social media fame. In 2009, Somers created her YouTube channel where she shares hauls and vlogs to her audience of 532K subscribers. Somers has also appeared on the MMA Strikeforce as a model and the reality T.V. show “What’s in My Pocket?” in 2017. Besides being one of the most influential Instagram models, Somers also dabbles in music, releasing her debut song, “Turn Up” at the end of 2017.

9. @claudiaalende

  • Claudia Alende

Claudia Alende is a Brazilian model and actress that rose to stardom after people noticed her striking resemblance to Megan Fox. She then became a lingerie model in 2015 and filled her feed with swimsuit pictures, health and beauty tricks, makeup routines, and style tips. Featured in Forbes, Alende was also applauded for offering business advice and motivational content due to her business success.

10. @lindseypelas

  • Lindsey Pelas

Lindsey Pelas is an actress, model, and social media influencer from Louisiana. She currently models for multiple brands and has also been featured in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Maxim, GQ, Glamour, and Playboy. Pelas is also the host and founder of the Eyes Up Here with Lindsey Pelas podcast which is streamed weekly on Focus TV. On her show, Pelas features celebrity guests and friends that help her discuss a range of topics from pop culture to body positivity. Pelas has worked with brands such as Revolve and YEEZY Season 6 and has appeared on MTV’s “Wild’N’Out”. 

Check out the Instagram models that didn’t make the cut:

HandleNameFollower Count
@abigailratchfordAbigail Ratchford9M
@katyaelisehenryKatya Elise Henry6.9M
@stassiebabyAnastasia Karanikolaou6.8M
@chanteljeffriesChantel Jeffries
@jenafrumesJena Frumes3.7M

This article was written by Selena Ponton

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