I remember the day Instagram Stories first launched so vividly — everyone was abuzz about the game-changing new on-the-go video feature, which just so happened to be uncannily similar to their known competitors over at Snapchat. No one quite knew how to take it at first: I remember watching lengthy videos from celebs and influencers comparing and contrasting the two and talking in an almost philosophical air about their decision to “move to the IG Stories life” or “stick with the OG Snap fam.”
Nevertheless, people adjusted, it became the ~new norm~ and most have either chosen between the two — or you know, are social-media superheroes and manage to seamlessly bounce back and forth. I personally called it quits with Snapchat, so I’m biased when I say that I’m happy to report some of my fave A-listers have jumped ship as well and made it “official” with Instagram Stories. If you’re new to this aspect of the photo app and are looking for some rad celebrities to fill up your Stories feed, you’re in luck. From Kaia Gerber and Katy Perry to our man Chance the Rapper and big-screen QT Ansel Elgort, these stars are definitely worth watching. Trust.
Are you really surprised KP made the list? When she’s not teasing new music or serving major #lewks, she’s just being her quirky self that we’ve come to know and love her for.
Chance the Rapper
If you’re anything like us and this photo of Chance and his precious daughter Kensli ~slays you softly~ then there’s no doubt you’ll fall in love with the “No Problem” singer’s aesthetic on IG Stories, too.
Constantly smiling and goofing around, Yara Shahidi is one of those celebs we just know we could be best friends with — and her presence on IG stories is just further proof of that. Whether she’s serving a behind-the-scenes look at her daily life or offering up what always feels like much-needed inspiration, she never fails to be one of the most relatable and fun-to-watch stars
Whether you keep up with her ever-evolving modeling career or not, Bella Hadid is one to follow if not purely to live vicariously through all the amazing places she visits. Whether she’s traveling to a fancy destination like Cannes, France, or getting ready with her glam squad for a photoshoot, Bels never fails to capture all of her most IG-story-worthy moments.
Ansel Elgort, AKA the star of the new hit film Baby Driver, is an IG Stories pro at this point. While he’s huge on promoting his work and taking his fans along with him to events, it’s his seemingly endless array of cute clips with his longtime girlfriend Violetta that really get to us. (Right now they’re currently on a tropical vacay, so enough said.)
Kaia Gerber might be intimidatingly gorgeous — she is Cindy Crawford’s daughter, after all — but she also happens to be hella cool, too. Getting a glimpse into her daily life as a rising model may make you envious, but let us assure you her down-to-earth attitude will make it impossible to stop watching.
Whether you love Joe for his new music with DNCE or, like us, can’t seem to stop obsessing over his adorable relationship with Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner, the middle Jonas brother is definitely worth following in real time.
A wizard behind the camera, celeb photographer, and BFF to Selena Gomez, Petra Collins is one to watch. Whether she’s posting a funny outtake from one of her shoots or a stunning shot of her A-list friends, we constantly find ourselves gravitating toward her Stories time and time again.
How can you not love Nina Dobrev? Whether she’s shooting a cool new project, hanging with her many, many friends, or traveling to some dream destination, she’s one of those people who always seems to be having a blast. If nothing else, be sure to peep her IG Stories for some adorable snaps of her dog, which is what everyone wants to see anyway, amirite?
When she’s not spending quality time with her out-of-this-world adorable daughter, Chrissy Teigen is either whipping up something drool-worthy or killing it at a photoshoot. Whatever she’s up to, the hilarious multi-hyphenate will never not make you LOL when watching her IG stories.
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