I used to make jokes about Instagram, calling it "Instapoopy," because the version they had for Windows Phone back in the day was crap. But a friend of mine at work made a very good point about the service in terms of why he liked it. "It's not really about politics or anything, it's just people sharing moment with pictures." When I switched to a Nexus Android phone, I kind of got what he was talking about, and for whatever reason, Instagram suggested a lot of celebrities to follow in things that I was already familiar with. Mind you, social media isn't exactly real life, but what's great about these women is that they present a life that's far more normal and humble than you would expect.
- For example, there was Sutton Foster, of Younger fame, and of course a great many Broadway shows. She's the triple threat, kind of dorky, and my age. Her humility despite her fame is interesting.
- Foster's co-star, Hilary Duff, presents a surprisingly normal life, as a parent.
- Olivia Wilde is already going beyond being pretty, and she's doing indie films, charity work, producing, being a parent with Jason Sudeikis.
- Jaclyn is a woman from Suicide Girls with tattoos and dual-noserings who posts some naked photos from time to time, and is sort of a micro-celebrity, but she's interesting because she posts photos from motorcycle trips all over the west.
- Ariel Winter is the younger daughter from the show Modern Family, and she's been in the press for divorcing her emotionally abusive mother and getting a breast reduction and letting her scars show in the red carpet. Most recently she posted prom photos. Imagine being 18 and living in a Hollywood world.
- My favorite might be Daisy Ridley, who went from being mostly unknown to a core figure in the Star Wars universe. She puts a sense of humility and respect on display, fascinated with the world she has been thrust in to. I only hope she stays humble in light of the unprecedented fame she's acquired.