Meet NZ's top social media influencers

Taika Waititi, Evelyn Rose and Jimmy Jackson. Photos / Instagram.

In the fast moving world of social media, Spy presents the latest stats of the power players, who are not just dominating in their followers, but also in their influence in their chosen spheres

Jimmy Jackson

Actor and comedian Jimmy Jackson has an impressive 700k+ followers on Facebook. He regularly posts comedy skits to his Facebook page which often receive in excess of 300k views. Jackson is also a regular on Instagram where he has over 170k followers. His humour is very kiwi and probably not something you'd show your grandma!

Millie Elder-Holmes

The adopted daughter of the late Sir Paul Holmes, Millie is currently living on one of the Greek Islands. She is also the creator of Clean Eats NZ and regularly posts photos of delicious food made from natural, healthy ingredients. Followed by nearly 34k people on Instagram, Elder-Holmes is a firm favourite due to her no nonsense approach. But her popularity peaks on Facebook with 60k+ followers.

Malakai Fekitoa

All Black midfielder Fekitoa also draws in the fans on Instagram, with a staggering 229k followers. Fekitoa loves to post photos of the many destinations he travels when playing rugby and he also shows what happens behind the scenes at training. He is one of the most active All Blacks on social media and a current Snapchat superstar.

Kris Fox

Kris Fox is a self proclaimed androgynous queen who has a following of 33k+ on Instagram. He posts everything, from beauty tips, the latest make up trends to publicity photos with NZ celebs. He is also a close friend of beauty blogger Shanaaanxo, who appears in several posts with him. He has also appeared in Viva magazine recently.

Evelyn Rose

The Kiwi calling New York home, Evelyn Rose has a carved out a very successful modelling career and also has plenty of fans on Instagram. Currently 27k people like to see what the girl from Whangaparaoa is doing. As you'd imagine it's all very glamorous - from NY to Tokyo to Bali. She even manages to pop back home to NZ to help with her homesickness.

Taika Waititi

Actor and director Taika Waititi is a fan of social media. With a healthy 64k+ followers on Instagram and 90k+ followers on Twitter, Waititi loves to post random photos - from fan art to lego sculptures. He occasionally adds photos from on set. Waititi's Q&A on Twitter is definitely worth checking out. Some of his replies are pure genius.


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