Top 9 Social Distancing Influencers

By Editorial Staff

Social media has been the glue holding people together during this time of social distancing and the global COVID-19 crisis. Although many feel isolated as they stay home in quarantine to slow the spread of the coronavirus, people on social media – particularly influencers – help spread positivity. If you’re looking for some good vibes amid this global crisis, check out these top social distancing influencers embracing the quarantine.

1. Antoni Porowski

Antoni Porowski is the member of the Fab Five in Netflix’s Queer Eye that teaches participants of the show’s makeover how to cook for their lifestyle. With the change in everyone’s lifestyle due to COVID-19, Antoni is showing the world how to cook for their new normal with an IGTV series he calls “Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine.” Living in Manhattan, Antoni has limited access to the grocery store, so these are cooking lessons almost anyone can participate in as he utilizes common and basic kitchen items. If you’re looking to learn how to cook while you’re practicing social distancing, follow Antoni on Instagram. You – and your taste buds – won’t regret it!

2. Suzy Day Shattuck

Lifestyle and fashion influencer, Suzy Day Shattuck, is based in Los Angeles and has one of the most aesthetically pleasing Instagram profiles we’ve ever seen. But that’s not what makes her one of the top social distancing influencers out there. Suzy encourages followers to embrace their creativity and execute projects from the safety of their own homes in artistic and unique ways. Her partnerships with brands like Not Your Mother’s are executed with obvious sensitivity to the current COVID-19 crisis, with a caption like, “We can’t go to the beach, but we can bring the beach inside!” Suzy’s colorful posts and encouraging captions will bring rays of positivity and light to your Instagram feed.

3. Aaron Chewning

Aaron Chewning is a comedian and performer with a track record for producing hilarious content for clients like NASCAR, AT&T, and Chick-fil-A. Aaron’s sarcastic sense of humor makes light of the very grim COVID-19 situation. He shares tips about working from home, mocking the cliches seen in the typical posts like that, saying that he takes breaks to go scream in his toilet to let out his frustration about White House daily press briefings. Aaron also posted a video on Instagram with the caption, “COVID-19 YouTuber,” naming different racy videos the character would make throughout the social distancing YouTuber. If you’re looking for a good laugh and don’t get offended easily, definitely check out Aaron Chewning for all your quarantine comedy needs.

4. Jonathan Van Ness

We all know and love Jonathan Van Ness (JVN) from Netflix’s Queer Eye, but the content he’s been posting since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. makes him one of the top social distancing influencers on social media. JVN lives in NYC, the current epicenter of the pandemic, and has been promoting treating others with kindness and practicing safe social distancing. From sharing free yoga classes he instructs to starting a CATV series from his home, JVN uses his platform to bring followers peace, light, and humor.

5. Ben Soffer

Ben Soffer gained his following from sharing hilarious memes and content on Instagram, and the time of COVID-19 is no different. Living in NYC, Ben has been quarantined for a while now, and makes light of the crisis with his wit and humor with Instagram feed posts and story posts. Following the adventures Ben and his wife, Claudia (@girlwithnojob, who is also an influencer and comedian), provides constant entertainment as they embrace staying home in the Big Apple.

6. Ivana Jorgensen

Ivana Jorgensen is a Las Vegas-based lifestyle and fashion blogger, and a self-proclaimed “lifelong desert dweller.” With an Instagram profile full of beautifully crafted content, Ivana encourages followers to have fun and express their creativity living in the COVID-19 era. She even pushes followers to recreate her artsy and fun posts with #ivainspired! We especially love her “Day ??: Played with Food” post. Check Ivana out for some inspiration from a true social distancing influencer master.

7. The Quarantine Crew

Made up of The Bachelor franchise alums Tyler Cameron, Hannah Brown, and friends, The Quarantine Crew is a “bunch of pals being silly during quarantine.” Sharing their social distancing activities from Jupiter, Florida, The Quarantine Crew shares amusing TikToks and videos for their followers to laugh along with them. Give them a follow to see their day-to-day life in quarantine.

8. Lissette Calveiro

A blogger in NYC, Lissette shares useful tips on personal development, travel, and lifestyle. But her creativity has truly shined in the age of COVID-19 as she shares useful tips and tricks about everything from personal finances to appropriate influencer behavior in the age of a global health crisis. Lissette is not only positive, but she’s real. Her advice is extremely helpful and provides practical application for people experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.

9. John Krasinski

John Krasinski brought smiles to millions as Jim from The Office, and now he’s doing the same in the age of social distancing with his creation of “SomeGoodNews.” Featuring Steve Carrell, a reunion of the cast of Hamilton, healthcare heroes, and more, John posts a new video every Sunday night. He calls it “The news show dedicated entirely to good news.” For some truly heartwarming content, follow John so you don’t miss the next episode of SomeGoodNews

This article was written by Stephanie Vivirito

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