Much like our class-driven society, there is a caste of models. First, there are the certified supers like Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington Burns, Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss (frankly, we could’ve just used first names here and you would’ve been hip). Up next are Victoria’s Secret Angels, including Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima. Then we have the class of Instagirls led by Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, etc. But one of the categories we’re most excited for is the one featuring lesser-known models.
You’ve probably seen a few of these faces up on the runway or peppered on the pages of your favorite glossy, but odds are you haven’t stalked them on Instagram yet. From Grace Mahary’s uplifting account full of fashion inspo to Fabienne Dobbe’s fiery posts and Cara Taylor’s life lessons on sports and chocolate, you don’t know what you’re missing if you’ve missed following these Instagram models on the rise. If you’re looking to expand your Instagram game, check out the 17 under-the-radar models you should be keeping tabs on.