Do you have an Instagram account? And would you like to make the best use of the time you spend on the social platform? If yes, it’s time you follow people that will motivate, lead and guide you to your dream.

A quote, probably given by an anonymous, says that “you become what you feed your soul.” If you want good body stature, you should make friends and listen to a person who has achieved the same goal. Influencers can be your mentor to achieve your life goals. Aside from the impact they made in the business world, they also offer the best advice on becoming like them or attaining a goal.

No platform gives the best influencing experience like Instagram. Influencers use this social network to relate with their followers and teach them what’s working at the moment. Moreover, there is endless fun on Instagram. If you want to make your Instagram usage worthwhile, the following are the top five influencers to watch this year.

The list contains famous social media personalities from different niches, including beauty, cosmetics, food, travel, fitness, and general lifestyle. Meanwhile, these are not celebrities but people that rose to stardom traditionally by consistently sharing great content on social media. You will indeed find one whose messages resonate with your dreams, goal, or lifestyle.

Gigi Hadid (72.4 million followers)

Gigi Hadid is a model by profession. She was born into a fashion family and started her modeling career when she was two years old. There was a time Hadid quit to concentrate on studies but returned to modeling in 2011. She has appeared on the international Vogue magazine cover thirty-five times between then and now. Also, she won the award of the international model of the year in 2014.

On receiving the title and several others, she rose to stardom and became the face of some notable companies and brands. These fashion brands include Fendi, Versace, Valentino, and Missoni. Her success in the fashion industry also gives her rapid growth on Instagram. Just in 2016, she gained 16 million followers to her Instagram account.

The number is still growing because she never relents providing her audience with amazing content. She regularly updates them on the latest fashion trends and where to get them. Moreover, the fashion genius never let her audience runs out of fashion ideas with regular posts of her rocking different dresses and designers. Gigi Hadid is the influencer for you if you’re a fashion lover.

Huda Kattan (49.9 million followers)

If you want the best cosmetic tips, follow a make-up artist. Huda Kattan is a professional make-up artist and owns a cosmetic line named Huda beauty. The beauty brand became famous for producing false eyelashes and later expanded into the manufacturing of other beauty products like eye shadow palettes, liquid lipsticks, concealers, and foundations.

Huda Kattan is often referred to as the Kim Kardashian of the cosmetic industry. She has won many beauty titles and ranked top in many lists. Forbes ranked the social media personality as one of the top ten beauty influencers globally, and in 2021, ranked first on the Cosmetify Beauty Influencer Rich List. She also has a massive number of followers across various social media.

You can always catch her regular updates on her Instagram business account, Huda beauty. She shares videos of her trying lipsticks, foundations, brow tattoos, and other make-up products. Aside from this, she usually makes tutorials on applying cosmetics, washing off cosmetics, and treating skin issues.

Salt Bea (42.3 million followers)

Salt Bea is the official Instagram account for Nusret Gokce, a Turkish butcher. He has restaurants and steak houses in the United States, Greece, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. These chains of restaurants are called Nusr-ET. The “Nusr” is from his name, and the “ET” is the Chinese translation for meat.

He became famous when videos and memes of him “suavely” cutting and salting meat surfaced on the internet. Nusret got the nickname “Salt Bea” because of his unique salt sprinkling style. The videos and memes got him famous on Twitter and brought many followers and likes on Instagram. He’s terrific and loves traveling. Nusret has explored different parts of the world and has served meat to many celebrities and royalties.

Jay Shetty (9.8 million followers)

Jay Shetty is a motivational speaker, author, coach, content creator, and influencer in the media. Having been a monk for some years, Shetty returns to the social world to share his knowledge in the ashram with others. His content is usually around purpose finding, relationship, gratitude, meditation, and finding peace in the chaotic world.

Jay Shetty is a symbol of hope and purpose for the younger generation. He loves to encourage them to chase their dreams and attain their full potential. Shetty became famous when one of his videos became the most-watched video on Facebook in 2018. He currently grows his Instagram handle by sharing his monk experiences and podcast with other influencers and entrepreneurs.

He’s the kind of person you would love to listen to in the morning before going to work. You’re more likely to reach your goals and resolutions by following his guides.

Kayla Itsines (13.9 million followers)

Kayla Itsines is a fitness coach, entrepreneur, and author. She’s a must-watch influencer for ladies or women that would love to attain smaller inner thighs, flatter abdomens, and tones arms. Itsines started this career as a young lady and graduated from the Australian Institute of Fitness at 18. Presently, she’s one of Bikini Body Training company’s owners and has published two fitness guides.

She became famous when she uploaded some before and after pictures of her clients on Instagram. It brought her lots of likes and followers. And also more clients that want to achieve the same result they saw in the pictures. Today, she has millions of followers on the platform and grows her account by sharing workout tips and videos.


By following the influencers mentioned above, you can make your Instagram feeds more interesting, educative, and motivational. There’s no limit to what you can achieve by following people whose content aligns with your goals and mission.