26 Game-Changing Models You Should Follow On Instagram
Of course, Naomi is forever. But check out these 26 models who are dominating the modeling world.
1. Joan Smalls — @joansmalls
Origin: Hatillo, Puerto Rico
Big deal: Modeled for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Victoria’s Secret, and more.
Why follow: Because Joan is arguably the biggest supermodel of her generation and we’re happy to go along for the ride.
2. Ataui Deng — @atauid
Origin: San Antonio, Texas, via Khartoum, Sudan
Big deal: Walked for big-name brands such as L’Wren Scott and Proenza Schouler.
Why follow: Because anyone who posts hilarious memes is well worth the follow.
3. Malaika Firth — @malaikafirth
Origin: London, England, via Mombasa, Kenya
Big deal: Campaigns for Burberry, Prada, and Valentino
Why follow: Because her selfies are pretty frickin’ adorable.
4. Jourdan Dunn — @officialjdunn
Origin: London, England
Big deal: Landed the covers of Vogue, i-D, Elle, and more.
Why follow: Just look at her son Riley, who is possibly the cutest child in existence.
5. Winnie Harlow/Chantelle Brown-Young — @winnieharlow
Origin: Toronto, Canada
Big deal: Campaigns for Desigual and Diesel
Why follow: Um, Tyra. Banks.
6. Chanel Iman — @chaneliman
Origin: Los Angeles, United States
Big deal: Walked the runway for Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Versace, and more
Why follow: Because her vacays are very different from your vacays.
7. Jasmine Tookes — @jastookes
Origin: Huntington Beach, United States
Big deal: Stepped on the runway for Tom Ford, Prada, and Miu Miu
Why follow: She’ll make you feel like you’re on the runway right next to her.
8. Philomena Kwao — @philomenakwao
Origin: London, England
Big deal: Has modeled for Essence magazine and the line Torrid
Why follow: Because it’s always fun to see her chameleon-like looks in action.
9. Lais Ribeiro — @laisribeiro16
Origin: Teresina, Brazil
Big deal: Campaigns for brands such as Ralph Lauren and Victoria’s Secret
Why follow: Because when Lais says, “At the office,” she means with other Victoria’s Secret models.
10. Anais Mali — @realanaismali
Origin: Toulon, France
Big deal: Appearances in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and i-D
Why follow: She believes in the #blackgirlsoncovers movement.
11. Arlenis Sosa — @realarlenissosa
Origin: Copey, Dominican Republic
Big deal: Walked for Alexander Wang, Carolina Herrera, and Oscar de la Renta
Why follow: Because she can #tbt to that time she walked in Fashion Week with some supermodel pals.
12. Emanuela de Paula — @emanueladepaula
Origin: Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Brazil
Big deal: Campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria’s Secret, among others
Why follow: Emanuela and her husband make quite the gorgeous pair.
13. Grace Mahary — @gracemahary
Origin: Edmonton, Canada
Big deal: Walked for Fendi, Balmain, and Nina Ricci
Why follow: Grace isn’t afraid to speak up for issues that matter to her.
14. Nyasha Matonhodze — @nyashams
Origin: United Kingdom via Zimbabwe
Big deal: Appeared in Teen Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as campaigns for Louis Vuitton
Why follow: She has just the right quotes to brighten up your day.
15. Damaris Lewis — @damarislewis
Origin: Brooklyn, United States
Big deal: Appearances in Sports Illustrated, Essence, and Vibe
Why follow: Because the model has some beautifully composed shots.
16. Fatima Siad — @fatimasiad
Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, via Mogadishu, Somalia
Big deal: Walked for Dries Van Noten, Dennis Basso, and Emilia Wickstead
Why follow: Her family shots will bring a smile to your face.
17. Jessica White — @iamjesswhite
Origin: Buffalo, United States
Big deal: Campaigns for CoverGirl and Maybelline; appearances in Sports Illustrated
Why follow: Because her incredible extensions will give you life.
18. Cora Emmanuel — @coraemmanuel
Big deal: Has walked for Balmain, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Carolina Herrera
Why follow: Because Cora knows how to do Halloween right.
19. Diandra Forrest — @diandraforrest
Origin: Bronx, United States
Big deal: Walked the runway for Vivienne Westwood and has appeared in magazines like Glamour and Interview
Why follow: Looking at her posts, you’ll almost feel like you’re in a dream.
20. Selita Ebanks — @selitaebanks
Origin: George Town, Cayman Islands
Big deal: Worked for Tommy Hilfilger, Sports Illustrated, and Victoria’s Secret
Why follow: Her mirror selfies are better than your mirror selfies.