Justin Bieber, Obama, and More Stars to Follow on Instagram (Photos)

Our favorite celebrity uploaders: Rick Ross, Rihanna, and more stars to follow on Instagram.

Since its 2010 launch, Instagram has found a huge following—among celebrities and commoners alike. Making any photo look like a vintage masterpiece, the company succeeded in turning just about anyone into an Annie Leibovitz wannabe. Since its $1 billion acquisition by Facebook, the photo-sharing app added a shocking 5 million users in just the five days after the deal was announced. If you’re new to Instagram or already a seasoned user, here are 12 celebrities you should follow.

Taylor Swift:

If you like cats, you’re probably already following Taylor Swift’s Instagram account. The “Love Story” singer posts many, many photos of her feline friends—and the occasional shot of herself. Winning awards, cooking, and being the goofy, down-to-earth gal we love to root for, T Swift utilizes her account for her fans.

Britney Spears:

Former princess of pop Britney Spears uses Instagram to connect with fans by posting photos of her private life, as well as many snapshots of her performing on stage. Perhaps we’ll even get a candid pic of her next psychotic breakdown.

Ryan Seacrest:

Ryan Seacrest may be one of the best celebs to follow, not because of his incredibly interesting life, but because he has access to almost every celebrity in popular culture, and he documents his time with these stars via Instagram. Whether it’s gifting Taylor Swift with an Easy-Bake Oven or giving Dolly Parton a bear hug, Seacrest likes to show his followers what a good friend he can be. 

Rick Ross:

Rapper Rick Ross takes to Instagram to show his followers his hodgepodge of famous friends, his extracurricular activities, and his plethora of bedazzled bling-bling. We like to imagine we’re part of his posse, and these candid pics help to indulge our fantasies.


Chopped, shaven, black, blond—if you’re a fan of RiRi’s ever-altered tresses, a follow on Instagram will be sure to keep you up to date on the “We Found Love” singer’s latest styles. She also posts a wide variety of pics—from life at home to touring on the road.

Barack Obama:

Three months ago, our very own commander in chief took to Instagram. Uploading photos of his conferences, his wife, Michelle, and even an Obama-inspired pie, the president of the United States seems to love this social medium as much as the rest of us.


Rapper Ludacris doesn’t hide how absolutely lavish his life really is. Posting a multitude of photos that make us hate our day job, the “What’s Your Fantasy” collaborator shows off his Bentley, private jet, and other excesses of his fortunate lifestyle.

Ashton Kutcher:

One of the first celebs to jump on the Twitter and Instagram bandwagon, the That ’70s Show star posts a variety of pics of his multitude of facial expressions. Whether he’s donning a head band, frowning, or scrunching up his chiseled features, Kutcher is always ready for his close-up.

Kim Kardashian:

Uh-oh,  enthusiast Kim Kardashian somehow weaseled her way onto this list. She was slated to appear on “Top 12 Celebrities Not to Follow,” but she never can stay out of the spotlight. With even more photos showcasing how casually perfect her glitzy life is, Kardashian shows followers the many angles of her cleavage, how much she loves makeup, and the various cast members that appear on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Like it or not, there is no avoiding her.

Snoop Dogg:

We wish every celebrity took advantage of Instagram like Snoop Dogg does. Shamelessly posting pictures of himself smoking, drinking, covered in blue paint, and in other compromising positions, the dee-oh-double-gee knows how to utilize this medium to the delight of his followers.

Zooey Deschanel:

The poster child for hipster quirkiness, it’s only natural that The New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is a frequent uploader. Check out photos of her retro outfits, tuxedo-painted nails, and vintage uploads of her mother (who looks scarily similar to the 500 Days of Summer star). The doe-eyed actress makes a point to showcase her giant peepers in almost every shot.

Justin Bieber:

Even if you aren’t a J Biebs fan, we know you like to keep tabs on him. “Boyfriend” singer Bieber uses his Instagram account to post personal—admittedly adorable—photos of himself, his little brother and sister, and main squeeze Selena Gomez. Oh, and the occasional shirtless pic.