Do you need some inspiration for your Instagram account? Or are you seeking to follow some of the world’s leading internet influencers on Instagram? We searched far and wide to find and curate a list of Instagram accounts that are not only popular but unique, captivating and executed perfectly. This list comprises celebrities, influencers, brands and fan pages who take their daily grams to a level so high that one would be out of breath trying to reach it. No doubt, the top 20 Instagram accounts to follow in 2021 is a recognition of the efforts people have put in place to bring their Instagram profiles out of obscurity to prominence and the top of the trend table.
Ladies and gentlemen, below are the top 20 IG accounts that made the cut this year.
- Jake Paul
Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997) is an American YouTuber, internet personality, actor, rapper, and professional boxer whose rise to fame began on Vine before landing a deal that saw him play the role of Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark for two seasons. Jake was born in Cleveland and grew up in Westlake, Ohio, with his older brother Logan, a YouTuber and internet personality. Paul has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Jewish and German ancestry.
On January 17, 2017, Paul, in commemoration of his 20th birthday, launched an entertainment collaborative titled Team 10, with $1 million in funding to create influencer marketing management and creative agency around teen entertainment. Investors at the time include Danhua Capital, Horizons Alpha, Vayner Capital, Sound Ventures & A-Grade Investments, and Adam Zeplain.
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JLo (born Jennifer Lynn Lopez on July 24, 1969) is an American actress, singer and dancer. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
For her first leading role in the 1997 Selena biopic of the same name, Lopez became the first Latin actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She went on to star in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998) and has subsequently established herself as one of the highest-paid Latin actresses worldwide as of 2017.
Lopez is considered a pop culture icon and is often described as a triple threat entertainer.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5, 1985. He is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Cristiano is often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.
Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 32 major trophies in his career, including seven league titles (in England, Spain and Italy), five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League title. Ronaldo is the record holder for the most goals and assists in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances and has scored over 770 official senior career goals for club and country. He is also the second male to score 100 international goals and the first European to achieve the feat.
- Ora Lockett
Known for her initiative to provide a greater sense and appreciation for health and wellness, business owner Ora Lockett is one of the most influential individuals in the industry’s history. Founder of THE GR8FULL COMPANY, she is leading every household to have plant-based products containing only natural substances to ensure the safety of the users. Furthermore, to unleash the greatest potential and glow of the hair, skin, mind, and body, Ms. Lockett centers on organic and plant-based products—forming a mystical relationship within the home. Hers is a feature of an array of products instrumental in supporting personal growth and supporting lifestyles for a natural holistic alternative. Haircare, men’s care, skincare, bath and body, candles, or supplements—the company has everything one needs to redefine a life full of nature and gratitude.
The ambient persona of Ora Lockett completes the image of THE GR8FULL COMPANY as it winds a path of discovery, detours to a better living and fresh harmony.
- Detrick Miller
Detrick Miller, also known as Mso Scorpio, recently released his latest single titled “Want From Me” and it’s on every streaming platform racking up the numbers and gaining more popularity by being the theme song for the “Sheesh Challenge” on YouTube. Signed to his own music company, Scorpio Production LLC, Mso Scorpio has taken his career on a full ride and is working on getting his music and sound heard everywhere.
Popularly known as “Mr. Vibe with a Vibe himself,” “Want from Me” lends further credence to the type of music Mso Scorpio enjoys making. Describing the process behind his songs, “I wanna target the ones who actually feel and hear what I’m saying,” he says. He targets pop and Hip-hop fans and guitar lovers. He believes he’s not like any other musician and that has made his art get the acceptance it has since his career kicked off.
- Karolina Gujska
Karolina Gujska is a global technology leader at a multinational information technology company that provides consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services. She works with the best of the best fortune 500 brands in the consumer retail and logistics industries. She helps brands innovate and guide the journey to digital transformation. On other projects she is involved in; she is the chairperson of the Rutgers university IT board in big data IT, mentors’ women on Instagram to lead in the corporate world with her my own mentoring business, just finished further educating herself post MBA with Cornell University studying today’s digital technologies, and is a model who has graced many cover magazines. She is beautiful but with serious brains!
- Jaeh Ross
Inspired by losing his job and choosing to go “all-in”, Jaehross has become the epitome of an independent artist. Starting his own label (Airebourne Entertainment) specializing in music, film, & social media marketing, Jaeh has found a unique way to build a foundation for his career.
Since risking it all, Jaeh has toured the US, as well as Europe, building a solid fan base and performing his story literally to the world. Artist. Engineer. Producer. Entrepreneur. Untraditional and beyond unorthodox. This all around creative is moving and becoming yet another artist we can all listen to and grow with.
- Donnie Poole
Donnie Poole, aka HotBoy Finn, is a rapper from Chicago. The name HotBoy came from Megan Thee Stallion, who is Donnie’s favorite rapper. The up-and-coming artist thought that it would be a good idea to match up with Megan. Finn came from Glee’s star Cory Monteith. Cory inspired Finn in so many ways, and he felt that even if Cory is gone, he wants to carry his legacy through his music.
HotBoy Finn will be debuting the music industry with his first single called “Ice Me Out.” The song will be out on January 21 on all platforms. Looking back, Finn says that the reason he started rapping was because of his father, Marvin George Poole. His father was a rapper, and he grew up listening to him. He could not help but follow in the footsteps of his father.
- Brooke-Ashleigh Llorance
Brooke-Ashleigh started to do modeling in 2016. She entered modeling because of her unique looks, but it was just the beginning to storm over various industries. In 2018, she ventured into the music industry; the fashion world, where she became a brand ambassador; and then off to the entertainment industry to become an actress. Brooke then created her own brand, Brook Ashley Entertainment. BAE is the freshest brand in the game, and it is taking off with flying colors.
CEO Brooke is the brand ambassador for monet’byMorjai, a model for the Vixen Experience, and a rising phenomenon in the rap industry! She recently released her album Ganstafied Princess, which is out on all platforms.
- Omar Abuawad
Omar Abuawad is a celebrity barber and stylist in Chicago. He started his career because of his love for cutting hair that started when he was young. According to Omar, he lives to inspire himself and tries to help others with his passion.
Since the pandemic, Omar has been reaching out to people in need of haircuts. He was doing house calls, and his goal is to keep putting his name out, meeting celebrities and cutting their hair, and growing his Instagram page.
- Joseph Carter
Joseph Carter helps entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide get their mindset and confidence off the ground floor. He provides tips and motivation so you can jumpstart your year. He knows for a fact you can achieve anything you desire in life, and he will show you the game plan to do so. His company Secured Leap delivers the same confidence while helping you with marketing and website designs. With Joseph’s assistance, you will have everything you need in order to be successful in the constant changing world. Being a part of Joseph Carter’s network will elevate your life and business.
- Roderick M. Mason
Roderick M. Mason is a Certified John Maxwell Speaker Trainer Coach and the founder of Holistic Coaching Solutions, a platform focused on delivering high-end corporate training services. He is a Certified Bucket List Coach, a Certified CBMC Leadership Coach, Certified Primal Health Coach, and a Licensed Diversity and Inclusion Trainer. Roderick is an avid seeker of knowledge who highly appreciates the notion of continuous improvement and growth.
Roderick M. Mason has always been proactive in capitalizing on opportunities and began his professional journey from the position of a manager at a local company.
Mason became a certified John Maxwell Speaker Trainer Coach in the year 2015 and formulated Holistic Coaching Solution two years later. This was a part-time endeavor that became a full-time coaching solution in the year 2019. Today, Roderick is a thought leader and influencer who aspires to inspire the generations of today and tomorrow toward the road of business success. He relishes overcoming challenges and helping others find their passions and strive for excellence. In addition to this, Roderick loves cars and cherishes exploring the beauty of the outdoors in the company of his loved ones.
- Michael Ricks
Michael Rix (Ricks) is a banjo country music artist based out of Nashville, Tennessee. He is a cult survivor, author, actor, and singer-songwriter. He tells his redemption story in his book From Cult To Country (An Asthmatics Journey To Find More Air).
You’ve probably seen him in the Bank of America National marketing campaign of Ken Burns PBS “Country Music” (currently airing).
Because of his cult survivor story of medical neglect (being refused medical treatment similar to Scientology or Jehovah’s Witness), he is now an artist advocate sending medication around the world via Forbes top charity called Medical Assistance Program aka MAP.
- Mia Lipsey
Mia Lipsey specializes in making products with all-natural ingredients that are good for all skin types and all ages. She created Therapy Essentials because the skincare brands she used in the past had inorganic ingredients. Throughout Mia’s journey in learning about skin care, she learned that companies were not subjected to list ingredients that were considered inactive.
After researching different inactive ingredients that companies were using, it inspired her to make a brand that is transparent with their ingredients and products. So she took natural ingredients that are proven to work and used them to produce organic and natural products that provide great results. For more information on their products, interested buyers can visit their site, Instagram, and Facebook page.
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- Dr. Michelle Farnoush
Dr. Michelle Farnoush (The only doctor to make this list!) is a board-certified doctor of dental medicine in Las Vegas, NV. Her extensive expertise in biomimetic and conservative aesthetics has quickly earned her a reputable seat as one of the best cosmetic dentists in Las Vegas.
Dr. Michelle, as she’s often called, specializes in smile makeovers—saying: “There is so much power in a confident smile—and that has such a big impact on how you show up everyday in the world. Everyone is just one smile away…from their greatest achievement, and I love being part of that journey towards building that confidence.”
She offers virtual smile consults—two photos and you’ll have a personalized video answering the average time and cost to get you your dream smile, all done from the comfort of your own home before you book your first appointment.
With her all-female team, her goal is to not only offer an elite client experience but to build the next generation of dentists and help them brand their own path forward.
Dr. Michelle was named America’s Top 40 under 40 Dentist, and hit the ground running this year with her nomination as Deluxe Version Magazine’s Top 20 Women of the Year.
- Faisal Sublaban
Faisal Sublaban is one the preeminent voices in the travel and hospitality industry. After beginning his career in finance, Faisal obtained his masters from Harvard University and set his sights on innovating a segment of the industry he saw ripe for transformation – the inbound travel and hospitality industry.
Landing at Bonotel Exclusive Travel in 2011, Faisal was appointed as the President and CEO of the company in 2014 after the sale of the company to the Carlyle Group. With a forward-thinking investment group Faisal began ushering Bonotel into the digital age and solidifying their position as a leader in luxury hospitality. Recently, Faisal was also appointed the SVP of Internova Travel Group Hotel Division, one of the largest travel services groups in the world.
An analytical mind, with forward-thinking vision and a positive outlook, Faisal uses his skillset to inform, enable, and innovate businesses, clients, and entrepreneurs. A keynote speaker, and Global Advisory Board Member at William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, Faisal applies his breadth of knowledge and experience to a diverse community of people.
- Miguel Quinones
Miguel Quinone is an artist born and raised in Hartford, CT. It has been about ten years since he started taking his music seriously. All the obstacles he has experienced and where he comes from have influenced Miguel’s way of life and the way he gained such versatility with his music. From the bottom where there isn’t much, he had to build his own team from scratch. And together, they are ready to take over the world globally.
- Benigna Ajuogu
Benigna Ajuogu is a Miami-based innovator and entrepreneur. She is the founder and creative director of Benigna Parfums, an extraordinary new luxury niche perfume brand that has been captivating the world with their exquisite fusion of artistry and compelling storytelling. With a mission to bring joy and harmony, Benigna Parfums masterfully crafts gender-neutral and transformative fragrances that embrace the power of oneness, yet tell a unique story on every skin.
In a bold, creative move, the brand has set its sights on the big screen, producing a truly inspiring and wildly entertaining action feature film called Impossibility Nonexistent that integrates true life and fiction. Influenced by her own journey working in the STEM world, Benigna is extremely passionate about inspiring and impacting the lives of young people and has set up the BeEagle Foundation, a non-profit organization developed to encourage young women globally to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and initiatives. In Benigna’s world, nothing is impossible!
- Andrea Cordero
Rising influencer Andrea Cordero is a thriving powerhouse in every sense of the word. Better known as AddiRockART to her fans, she has achieved exceptional accomplishments as an artist, actress, and audio engineer.
In 2020, she took AddiRockART global after fifteen years of supporting other celebrities, starting in the UK. Amid the pandemic and civil unrest, she rose to the occasion, donating her skills to many causes, including BLM, and supplying PPE to healthcare workers in the USA and UK. As a survivor of an assault living with PTSD, she hopes her story serves to elevate other survivors.
Her goal is to bolster a community of creatives uplifting each other, while still working to uplift cities like Baltimore (her hometown), and Peterborough, UK (her UK homebase). As the daughter of an immigrant, Andrea knows how hard it is to break through the industry as a minority woman.
- Danya Sherman
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Coming out from a dark place is a difficult struggle. And coming out from that struggle with a drive to help others not reach that place is a virtue. That is precisely what Danya Sherman is doing.
She created KnoNap, a cocktail napkin that has been making waves within the commercial world for its efforts to combat drug-facilitated sexual harassment. As a victim of it herself, when she was studying abroad in 2016, Danya knows how difficult it is for men and women to enjoy a party while fearing that someone might slip a drug on your drink.
Her efforts gave her several awards like Cafe 100’s 2018 Change Maker, Washington Life’s 2017 Technology 25 Innovators and Disruptors, Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, and many more.
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