We Ranked Instagram’s 17 Most Followed Latino Celebrities And Their Claims to Fame

Everyone wants to know who’s who in the Instagram (IG) universe. Don’t you? It’s no secret that celebrities usually top the list. So, here’s the lowdown on Instagram’s 17 most followed Latino Celebrities. 

J. Balvin

Instagram @jbalvin

Capturing hearts and tickling our ears is Colombian Reggaeton singer and chart-topping recording artist, J. Balvin. What’s more, all four singles from his album “La Familia” charted in Colombia’s top 10 and he won Premios Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year Award in 2016. Signed onto EMI Colombia in 2009, he grabbed audiences early on with his first single, “Ella Me Cautivó.” He has a whopping 24.9 million followers.

Nicky Jam


Jam to this Latin Grammy Award Winner’s Reggaeton music and join his 25.9 million followers on Instagram.  Born in Boston to a Dominican mother and a Puerto Rican father, he has moved around quite a bit, first to Puerto Rico with his family at age 10 and is now living in Colombia. A great collaborator, if you’re a fan of Reggaeton, you have also heard him with other greats like Daddy Yankee (who also has an impressive 23.4 million IG followers).

Camila Cabello


“Havana” anyone? Camila Cabello, a Cuban-American singer with an enticing and exciting sound has 27.4 million followers. Bringing our hearts to Havana right along with her brought Cabello to her role in breaking barriers. In January of this year, she earned recognition for being the first woman in three years to make it to the No. 1 spot for her debut full-length album. She also reached Billboard’s top 100 in the same week.

Marina Ruy Barbosa


Multi-talented twenty-three-year-old Brazilian actress Marina Ruy Barbosa has 28.5 million followers. Known for her roles in “Total Dreamer,” “Seven Sins” and “Empire,”Barbosa was not ready to stop there. She adds author to her list of accomplishments. She has written a book: “Inspirações – uma seleção afetiva de reflexões e poemas” (Inspirations – an affective selection of reflection and poems). Her heritage is also one of renown. She is a descendant of the lawyer, poet and politician Ruy Barbosa.

Lele Pons


Do you remember Vine? If not, Lele Pons, a Venezuelan-American Internet Personality will bring you back.  She rose to fame on Vine but moved on to YouTube where she does comedy sketches. She also keeps people up-to-date with her goings-on through Instagram. She made the moves to these two social networks when Vine shut down. Continuing to garner attention for her acting, singing and dancing skills, she boasts 30.7 million followers.  Not done there, she hosts “La Voz…México.” She has also released her own music and co-authored a novel in 2016.

Luis Suarez


Playing for FC Barcelona and for the Uruguayan national team, Luis Suarez, an Uruguayan soccer player has 33.1 million followers. Suarez is Uruguay’s all-time leading goal-scorer. What an accomplishment! Not to overshadow his successes, but he is often considered a controversial player. He’s had several incidents landing him in hot water with the leagues. Despite that, it is evident that he wants to give back. Suarez is currently creating a football complex for recreational play in Uruguay. That way, aspiring soccer players can have ample access to playing space and equipment.

Bruna Marquezine


Let’s head back to Brazil to find another well-known celebrity coming from its ranks. Brazilian model and actress, Bruna Marquezine, has 33 million followers. An interesting tidbit is that, in honor of her grandmother, she chose the last name Marquezine for her public persona. Her renown comes from her roles in  “Women in Love,” “America” and “Helena’s Shadow.”

Marcelo Vieira Jr.


Wow! Brazil brings us even more to celebrate. Marcelo Vieiera Jr. is another Brazilian soccer player with quite the IG following, 33.5 million. He is with Spanish club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team.



A tender and sweet tenor, Colombian Reggaeton Singer, Maluma, has 36.8 million followers on Instagram.  His catchy tunes bring us his big hits “Obsesión” and “Miss Independent.” They brought him a coveted nomination for Latin Grammy in 2013.

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (Ronaldinho)


It’s all in the family. A key member of the 2002 team that won the World Cup, Ronaldhino carries on his family’s legacy of soccer players. In 2003, he joined FC Barcelona and won FIFA World Player of the Year awards in both 2004 and 2005.  With these great accomplishments behind him, he moved to AC Milan in 2008. Sadly, he has not had the same level of success as he did with Barcelona. Ronaldhino still has a great following. There are 39.2 million of them on Instagram.



“Hips Don’t Lie” and neither will we when we tell you that Colombian pop singer Shakira counts 55 million Instagram users as her followers. Along with the stand-out hit we mentioned above, she’s most famous for “Whenever, Wherever”. A powerhouse on the stage and off, she has received multiple Grammy, Latin Grammy and American Music Awards.  Not to mention that she has the highest number of album sales for Colombian artists, coming in at around 70 million.

Demi Lovato


An impressive count, Demi Lovato has 70.6 million followers on Instagram.  That big purple dinosaur, Barney, helped many actors and singers get their start. Demi is one of them. Her acting career began during childhood on “Barney and Friends,” “Sonny with a Chance” and in the film “Camp Rock.” Moving on to the music industry, her debut album was “Don’t Forget” in 2008. Follow-up albums were “Unbroken,” “Confident” and “Tell Me You Love Me.” Her hit singles are “Skyscraper” and “Sorry Not Sorry.” She is a tireless advocate for LGBTQ associations like GLAAD.

Jennifer Lopez

Twitter @JLo

J.Lo has 82.6 million Instagram followers. People have been following her long before Instagram was around. She started  as a dancer on “In Living Color.” However, it was the film “Selena” that gave her her big break. Setting her sights on the music industry her voice and energy had us hooked. Most of her songs and albums reached the Top 200 charts was the recipient of numerous music awards.  She is now involved with television projects like American Idol, Shades of Blue and World of Dance.

Leo Messi

Twitter @WeAreMessi

We count another soccer player among our most followed celebrities, this time coming out of Argentina. Leo Messi has 102 million followers and plays for the  FC Barcelona club as well as the Argentine national team. His athleticism is highly appreciated as evidenced by the high pay he receives. Messi is the second highest paid soccer player and third-highest paid athlete in the world.  He uses that money for good by working as a children’s activist. His philanthropical foundation, the Leo Messi Foundation, provides opportunities to disadvantaged youth.

Enejota Neymar Jr.

Instagram/Twitter @Neymarjr

A star soccer player, Enejota Neymar Jr. has 106 million followers. Clearly, his popularity isn’t limited to the field. Hailing from Brazil, he joined Santos FC in 2009 at age 17, winning four Player of the Year Awards in a row while playing for them.  All before he turned 21. He plays for both Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain. He also has a 7-year old son.

Selena Gomez

Twitter @_selenagomezecu

We’ve finally arrived at the #1 most followed celebrity on Instagram. At 144 million followers is actress and pop singer Selena Gomez. From her role on “Barney and Friends” and her success with Disney shows to amazing musical accomplishments, it’s no wonder there’s so much interest in her. Gomez’s first breakout/starring role with Disney Channel was on “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She also acted in the film “Spring Breakers”. Her musical fame comes from her debut album 2009: Kiss and Tell and her follow-up album Revival. Ensuring people learn about and understand Lupus, she’s gone public with her own battle.

21 Adorable Gifts You Should Buy For The 'Coco' Fan In Your Life


21 Adorable Gifts You Should Buy For The ‘Coco’ Fan In Your Life

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Christmas is right around the corner so you are probably scrambling to get the right gifts for everyone on your list. It’s a challenge because everyone has different interests and it can be expensive to get everyone everything that they want. Fortunately, we have you covered if have a primo or hermano who is obsessed with “Coco.” Here are the greatest gifts that you can get your “Coco” loving family member.

1. “Coco” Minnie ears

This is the perfect gift to get that special somebody who also has an annual pass to Disneyland/Disney World. It is not hard to find that family member because they are always wearing something Disney related and would love you to pieces if you gifted them these ears.

2. Disney Parks’ Official “Coco” Minnie Ears

If you happen to go to the park before Christmas, which would be a miracle since it is always so crowded, you can get some official merch. That’s right. It makes sense that Disney would have official “Coco” ears for the “Coco” fan who has and wants it all.

3. “Coco” Hair Bow

For those times when wearing full-on sparkly sequin Minnie ears seems like too much of a major fashion commitment, a hairbow can be your next best option.  This radiant bow from Etsy seller AurorasBowtique allows you to show off how much you connect to “Coco” without the Minnie ears. The bow’s bottlecap center has a picture of Miguel in calavera face paint standing back-to-back with loyal spirit guide Dante, surrounded by pink, yellow, green and purple calaveras. Grosgain ribbon adds an extra color layer underneath and an alligator clip makes it easy to slip in and out of your hair.

4. “Remember Me” Tank Top

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Click on over to the official Disney store website to check out this racerback tank top that has the bilingual memorable line from the film. Miguel’s calaverita face peeks out at you from the heather gray tank, and also features two of Ernesto’s guitars criss-crossing each other in a gallant version of a crest. The only downside is that this tank comes in only one color, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do double duty in this Disney tank. Wear it to work and on a night out. You know, for keeping it casual.

5. Miguel’s red hoodie

Miguel wandered with his trusty sidekick Dante into the mystical Land of the Dead where he meets hapless Hector, and throughout their journey together. Now your primito or child can rock Miguel’s iconic hoodie. This red hoodie with a white stripe running down the arm is identical to the one Miguel wears in the film, and is sized for both toddlers and boys. The hoodie retails for $40.00 on Etsy from seller TullelipsandTies.

6. “Coco” Embroidered Crossbody Bag

Go hands free with this black embroidered bag with pink lining, displaying a calaverita wearing a red flower crown at its center. When you look closer,  the embroidered faces of Hector, Miguel and Ernesto de la Cruz surround the calaverita. The famous guitar that Miguel took from de la Cruz’s mausoleum before he started his Land of the Dead adventure is also on the front of the bag.

7. “Un Poco Loco” T-Shirt

The name of the spirited song the duo Miguel and Hector sing on stage before a cheering crowd is plastered on a T-shirt that you can choose the color of. Feeling yellow like Pluto or more of an Ariel purple? You’re in luck because there are 27 hues to mix and match with. If you want to wear a tank top or a sweater instead of a t-shirt, the site also allows you to have the “un poco loco” on a variety of clothing items. 

8. “Coco”-inspired Sneakers

These black sneakers with white soles, offered by LoveDesigningStore on Etsy, feature a smiling Miguel proudly holding his guitar, fluttering butterflies, blue branches, tiny red flowers and the blue guitar made famous in the animated movie. Don’t worry, we won’t tell Abuelita Elena that you are getting shoes from anywhere other than their family shoe making business. We don’t want her to hit you on the head with her chancla! 

9. “Poco Loco” Onesie

Tiny tikes can wear this adorable onesie while being held or taking a little nap in the stroller. This onesie would get Mama’s blessing because it’s a cute little “Coco”-inspired joke. Mom life can be made a little easier with these snap buttons at the bottom of the onesie, giving new moms a little extra time to enjoy a day out.

10. Calaverita zipper wallet

Keep your dollar dollar bills and change within reach in this stylish wallet from the Lady Muerta brand. The petals of chrysanthemum flowers encircle calaveras and guitars on this black wallet. A zipper makes sure all your coins and cards are kept safely in your wallet.

11. Calavera walkie talkies

Having so many people at so many different places at once can make you go “un poco loco.” That’s why these “Coco”-inspired walkie talkies can help familias be familias one wavelength at a time. The bright blue and black walkie talkies with a smiling calavera on the front are currently 50 percent off.

12. “Coco” girls’ socks by Kohl’s

It’s not a bad idea to bring an extra pair of socks in your bag or backpack anywhere you go. Your primita or daughter can pick out which of this six pack of “Coco” socks she wants to wear for a day at school or her primas quinceañera. Sock options include a black pair with the “Coco” logo, a pink pair with a calavera and guitar, or a blue pair with musical notes and stripes.

13. Calevera “Coco” T-shirt

Let’s say you’re the type of guy that likes to keep things simple when it comes to clothing items. You won’t be found with a designer logo on you because it’s all about keeping things clean and streamlined. We get you. For those looking for a subtle nod to this beloved animated flick, this t-shirt lets the calavera do the talking. A blue calavera is the centerpiece from which de la Cruzito’s entire family tree is showcased upon. Mamá Coco naturally sits in the center, surrounded by her parents Hector and Imelda, her great grandson Miguel, her daughter Elena, as well as Miguelito’s parents. A family lineage you’ll be proud to wear on your chest.

14. Miguel sporty red watch

This sporty red and black option from Kohl’s has Miguel’s face intently looking out from the hour and minute hands.  You’ll be happy to look down at your watch each time a passerby asks you the time when rushing past, or when you need to check if your train should be arriving.

15. Miguel and Hector Crewneck Sweater

If you’re feeling a little chilly while out and about with your love, then this crewneck sweater with “Coco”’s dynamic duo can help keep you warm. Miguel and Hector can be seen smiling at each other while two ofrenda candles help light up their faces. A reminder to “seize your moment” is displayed underneath them—so go ahead, seize your moment and eat another churro!

16. “Coco” Pin Set

This 12-piece pin set is a great gift to give out to your mamá, papá, tías, primos, primas. The memorable pins include vintage posters of Ernesto de la Cruz, Hector playing the guitar, a portrait of Abuela Elena, an endearing photo of Mamá Coco, a calavera made of chrysanthemums, a glowing mystical calavera, a shining guitar, the flag of Mexico, a picture of de la Cruz’s stage background, a glowing red heart with a calavera in the middle, a colorful portrait of Dante, and a photo of a glowing soldier.

17. “Seize Your Moment” Necklace

Everyone knows “Remember Me” is perhaps the most poignant line from “Coco”, but if the quote that touched your heart was actually “Seize your moment,” then you can wear the words around your neck. A dainty gold flower and white beads connect to a golden plated pendant with words that remind you to go out there and seize your moment, just like protagonist Miguel did in the film.

18. “Coco” Cotton Dress

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The pleated cotton dress showcases Miguel’s painted face, tiny calaveras and colorful guitars. You will help your little cousinl stand out from the sea of little girls running around in Snow White and Cinderella dresses (not that there’s anything wrong with the classic princess dresses.) Make it a whole outfit with “Coco”-inspired bows and socks. Adorbs! 

19. Mamá Coco-inspired dress

If you want to pay tribute to the reason behind the film’s title, we suggest going with this white embroidered huipil dress to evoke the grandeur of Mamá Coco. For a little history refresher, huipil is a traditional garment worn in the central part of Mexico, as well as in Central America. Complete the look with some huaraches or add a modern touch with some relaxed Converse or Adidas kicks.

20. Ernesto de la Cruz t-shirt

We know Ernesto de la Cruz gets a bad rep for poisoning Hector and taking his songs. But, when you sit down and think about it, if it wasn’t for his fascination with de la Cruz, Miguel would have never gone down to meet Hector and the rest of his family in the Land of the Dead. If you want to give de la Cruz a second chance at redemption, then you might want to buy this gray t-shirt from Disney’s official online shop. The shirt features de la Cruz’s guitar surrounded by a whimsical display of calaveras and flowers, with his famous song “Remember Me” etched into an intricate papel picado banner.

21. Calavera pajama pants

After a long day you deserve a nice relaxing night. Light an ofrenda candle, put on a face mask and unwind with the help of these fleece “Coco”-themed pajama pants that will help put you to bed in style. Neon colored calaveras smile while being surrounded by flowers. You’ll have sweet dreams of meeting all your ancestors and celebrating with them the important message “Coco” brings—the bonds of family is never forgotten, even in the afterlife.

READ: The Vocals In These “Coco” Song Covers Will Make You ‘Un Poco Loco’

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