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Plenty of everyday folks follow models on Instagram. Whether it’s to stay on top of fashion trends, get behind-the-scenes glimpses of iconic runways, or to admire their life off the catwalk, there are many reasons to socially follow models. Here are the top 12 Instagram models to check out.

From big names like Kendall Jenner to rising stars like KhrystyAna Kazakova, here’s a look at the top models on Instagram, some of whom you can work with on Shake today.

Top 12 models on Instagram

Kendall Jenner

A model and a member of the infamous Kardashian crew, Kendall Jenner tops our list of Instagram Models to follow. Her Instagram account, which has a staggering 201 million followers, showcases career highlights like being on the cover of Vogue and some family memories.

Gigi Hadid

Weighing in on the Instagram charts with 71 million followers is Gigi Hadid, whose first modeling gig was for Baby Gap at 2 years old. Her Instagram is full of two things: fashion and family. Visitors get sneak peaks of fashion shoots and glimpses of her newborn daughter, Khai.

Chrissy Teigen

Known for her sharp wit, humor, and authentic posts, model Chrissy Teigen is a well-followed model on Instagram with 36 million fans. Besides modeling, Chrissy has built a baking brand, Cravings, and shares fun recipes with her fanbase. Of course, there are some pretty cute pictures of her with husband and music icon John Legend, too.

Tash Soodeen

A fashion model based in London, Tash is a body-positive model who loves to travel. Her snaps seem to come from all over, from the city skyline of Dubai to a Parisian street with the Eiffel Tower in the background. She also spends a lot of time at the gym and has recently launched her own fitness brand. 

Osha Waiters

Osha spent a lot of time behind the camera before she started appearing in front of it. This NYC-based influencer used her photography skills to fuel her modeling career, and it has paid off. Her Instagram showcases her work, like a photoshoot in the desert, along with more personal accomplishments like skydiving.

Taylor Rhoden

Taylor Rhoden is a NYC model whose stardom struck in 2017 after winning Curvy Kate’s spokesmodel search. She’s a tall model with lots to share with her 19.5K followers on Instagram, from hot fashion looks and a featured outfit of the day to updates on her recently created fashion brand, Basixx.


An “America’s Next Top Model” runner-up and a recurring fashion week model, Khrystyana has a unique style to share with followers. The NYC resident shares swimsuit shots, unique fashion choices, and dress-down pictures, like this one of her in an egg-themed T-shirt. When she’s not modeling, she’s working on her non-profit, the Real Catwalk, which works to celebrate the beauty of all body types. 

Hippy Potter

How can you not learn more about a model who goes by the Instagram handle Hippy Potter? Behind this clever name is a model described as “a black, queer, plus-size model that’s needed in the modeling industry” by In The Know. He shares fashion shots and fun animations, which is another passion.

Daniel Franzese

Most known for his role as Damian in 2004’s “Mean Girls,” Daniel Franzese has transitioned from the big screen to modeling — with a comedic twist. He’s a plus size model who often uses hashtags like #LetYourBellySeeTheSun and has even created episodic content that features Daniel dressed in drag representing an Italian mom inside a nail salon.  

Luke Burgess

Luke Burgess is a former rugby player who gave up his jersey for a modeling career. The retired Union player is a big and tall model who shares a photoshoot or two, but he tends to show more of his personal life on Instagram like snaps of his adorable family. The athlete-turned-model-and-family-man also has his own brand of clothing, 4B.

Bishamber Das

An Asian plus-size model living in Britain, Bishamber’s resume lists many occupations. Besides being a model, Bishamber is also a lawyer and an entrepreneur with a plus-size fashion line, GirlLikeMe, which caters to Indian women. Her instagram offers shots of Qatari fashion and pics from India Fashion Week

Raul Samuel

Nominated as a full-figure model of the year in 2021, Raul Samuel promotes diversity and unity on his Instagram page. He usually models big and tall men’s wear, but likes to show off his playful side with bright and funky clothes too. He has been on Instagram for less than a year but is quickly growing his following.

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