Who is Social Media’s Most Followed Model?

Hint: She’s part of a pretty “bad” squad.
Thursday 15 August 2019
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Kendall Jenner’s status as influencer extraordinaire has been further established, as she remains the most followed model when it comes to social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). The brunette from the Jenner-Kardashian clan has a combined total of no fewer than 159 million followers, according to data provided by specialized website Model.com.

1. Kendall Jenner (More than 159 million followers).

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Kendall Jenner needs no introduction. Making her breakthrough in reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jenner began her modelling career with the cameras already on and quickly became the darling of fashion designers and labels. Just 23 years old, the sister of Kylie Jenner has had the luxury of choosing her modelling jobs, whether it be for catwalk shows or advertising campaigns.

One of the faces of Calvin Klein and Longchamp, she regularly walks the runway for Alexander Wang, Versace, Fendi, and Moschino. She has also walked in several shows for lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret.

2. Gigi Hadid (More than 62 million followers).

Far behind Kendall Jenner, American model Gigi Hadid comes in second place in the ranking of most popular models in the world. Bella’s sister publishes posts daily to her 62 million subscribers, 49 million of whom follow her on Instagram, while just over nine million turn to Twitter and 4.3 million to Facebook for news of the beauty.

Seen on a multitude of runways and within a host of ad campaigns over the last two years, Hadid is starting to be more selective about her work while brands continue to clamour for her in their campaigns. Gigi Hadid was recently seen in a campaign for Moschino (Fall-Winter 2019) and made several commented-on appearances during the menswear shows in June, notably at Off-White and Berluti.

3. Cara Delevingne (Close to 59 million followers).

Burberry, Balmain, Dior Beauty, and Rimmel are among the brands that Cara Delevingne has regularly worked with. Her status as a favourite model for brands and fans is even more impressive considering that the British influencer officially hung up her stilettos in 2015 in order to dedicate herself to her movie career.

Delevingne stands out from the crowd with her androgynous looks and her charismatic free spirit, which have seduced many designers and fashion houses. Not content to simply pose for the biggest labels, Cara has also worked in the creative aspect of fashion for the Fall-Winter 2019 season, teaming up with Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain, to create three new “it” bags. All in a day’s work!

Here are social media’s top 10 most followed models:

1. Kendall Jenner: More than 159 million followers.

2. Gigi Hadid: More than 62 million followers.

3. Cara Delevingne: Close to 59 million followers.

4. Chrissy Teigen: Close to 37 million followers.

5. Emily Ratajkowski: More than 31 million followers.

6. Tyra Banks: More than 30 million followers.

7. Bella Hadid: More than 26 million followers.

8. Gisele Bündchen: More than 26 million followers.

9. Miranda Kerr: More than 25 million followers.

10. Hailey Bieber: More than 21 million followers.

Source: AFP Relax News

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