20 Celebs To Follow On Instagram

Photo: via @badgalriri.
If it seems like a lot of high-profile celebrities are just beginning to jump on the Instagram bandwagon, that's because it's true. André Leon Talley and Jessica Chastain are just two of the latest big names to polish up their lives with a coat of Valencia or Sutro.
But, don't just click follow willy-nilly. We believe in following a celebrity because you appreciate what their photographic eye could bring to your personal feed. You've got to weed through the slate of famouses and see just which ones you'd like to devote a daily thumb scroll to. It's bit anxiety-inducing, right?
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We took it upon ourselves to narrow down the app's over 150 million users to 20 key celebs everyone should follow. Some are complete givens (hey, Bad Gal Riri) while others are a bit...unexpected. Now, take a deep breath and scroll away. Oh, and not to brag, but we think we've got ourselves a b-e-a-utiful feed to trump all the feeds. Double-tap away, dear readers!
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Photo: via @badgalriri.
Who: Rihanna
How Do You Know Her: She's the bad gal who doesn't give a what.
Why You Should Follow Her: RiRi has practically made her @badgalriri handle a second job. Her selfies are next level, her Instagram photo shoots are beyond, and her comment replies are ev-rih-thing. She's the queen of Instagram. That is all.
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Photo: via @jamesfrancotv.
Who: James Franco
How Do You Know Him: James Franco.
Why You Should Follow Him: James Franco. Get it? Got it? Good.
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Photo: via @lenadunham.
Who: Lena Dunham
How Do You Know Her: She created a little show called Girls.
Why You Should Follow Her: It's almost like her Instagram is a continuation of the show: It's shameless, (relatively) unfiltered, but completely endearing. Her feed is so unpretentious it hurts.
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Photo: via @mindykaling.
Who: Mindy Kaling
How Do You Know Her: The Office and/or The Mindy Project
Why You Should Follow Her: She knows how to use those tacky sticker apps and does so freely.
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Photo: via @glassofwhiskey.
Who: Aaron Paul
How Do You Know Him: Breaking Bad, b*tch!
Why You Should Follow Him: Well, aside from the fact that he's freakin' awesome, can you think of a better way to mourn the loss of BrBa?
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Photo: via @annakendrick47.
Who: Anna Kendrick
How Do You Know Her: That one song about cups that's probably playing in your head right now because we mentioned "The Cups Song."
Why You Should Follow Her: Self-deprecating humor. She is soo good at it — though she'd never say so!
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Photo: via @irelandbbaldwin.
Who: Ireland Baldwin
How Do You Know Her: She's, like, really pretty and is also the offspring of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin.
Why You Should Follow Her: Baldwin takes really pretty vacations with other really pretty people, which makes for really pretty vicarious-living situations.
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Photo: via @saintrecords.
Who: Solange
How Do You Know Her: She's a print maven, sonic artist, and all-around woman's woman.
Why You Should Follow Her: Her life is so colorful, she doesn't even need to slap on a #nofilter tag.
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Photo: via @Photo: via @beyonce.
Who: Beyoncé
How Do You Know Her: How don't you know her?
Why You Should Follow Her: Why wouldn't you follow her?
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Photo: via @dvf.
Who: Diane von Furstenberg
How Do You Know Her: She makes fashion happen.
Why You Should Follow Her: Aside from getting a behind-the-scenes peek at an iconic fashion label? DVF's life is a literal dream. Plus, how can you not double tap when she posts silly selfies, like this facial one?
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Photo: via @jaredleto.
Who: Jared Leto
How Do You Know Him: You either worship his hair, miss Jordan Catalano, are Echelon, or all of the above.
Why You Should Follow Him: #hairspiration #beauty #echelon
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Photo: via @oprah.
Who: Oprah
How Do You Know Her: You exist in the world, and a mogul of this caliber can't possibly go unnoticed.
Why You Should Follow Her: Oprah has a humble life that involves tending her garden and taking selfies with other extremely famous people. If #OprahEnvy isn't already a trending topic, consider it a thing now.
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Photo: via @caradelevingne.
Who: Cara Delevingne
How Do You Know Her: Her eyebrows, mostly. Oh, and her slew of "wifeys."
Why You Should Follow Her: She Insta-videos down the more prestigious of fashion runways. So, that's pretty cool.
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Photo: via @theellenshow.
Who: Ellen Degeneres
How Do You Know Her: She's the best thing to happen to daytime TV kind of ever. And, she hosted the Oscars.
Why You Should Follow Her: If you couldn't tell from this Instagram snap, her feed will make you very happy.
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Who: Lupita and Peter Nyong'o
How Do You Know Them: Lupita is this year's breakout star; He's the ear-to-ear grin that accompanied her to the Oscars (and her brother).
Why You Should Follow Them: Aside from their winning smiles and IG-worthy style, both Nyong'os are so gracious and humble, it's heartwarming just to see them loving life, one 'gram at a time.
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Photo: via @diplo.
Who: Diplo
How Do You Know Him: He's the DJ behind so many of the tracks that get you, as the kids say, turnt up.
Why You Should Follow Him: Diplo approaches his feed with an "anything goes" mentality. Twerkers twerking upside down? 'Grammed that. Photoshop images of Diplo's face on a surfboard? 'Grammed that. Diplo and Harry from Harry and the Hendersons? 'Grammed that.
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Photo: via @snoopdogg.
Who: Snoop Dogg
How Do You Know Him: Try to say "S-N-double-O-P D-O-double-G" without cracking into his voice. That's how you know him.
Why You Should Follow Him: His french-mani game is strong.
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Photo: via @iiswhoiis.
Who: Kesha
How Do You Know Her: You might know her as Ke$ha, who sang "Tik ToK," but she dropped the dollar sign some time during her last rehab stint.
Why You Should Follow Her: She's shameless in letting the public know what goes on behind the scenes of her glittery life. In fact, her Instagram feed verifies just how glittery her life is.
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Photo: via @theretireddroneal.
Who: Shaq
How Do You Know Him: Basketball, duh.
Why You Should Follow Him: Shaq knows he's larger than life, and doesn't hesitate to make his Instagram just as massive.
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Photo: via @tyrabanks.
Who: Tyra Banks
How Do You Know Her: America's Next Top Model and Victoria's Secret.
Why You Should Follow Her: Her feed is practically a primer for smizing. Study it. Revel in it. Become it.
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