The Gold Coast: beaches, blue skies, amazing food, great shopping and...Instagram stars? If you've been wondering who your local Instagrammers are, check out the list below and get ready to follow. From a fitness entrepreneur to a professional selfie-taker, we've rounded up the top Gold Coast natives for you to Insta-stalk.
Tammy Hembrow (@tammyhembrow)
With 6.8 MILLION followers, Tammy is a HUGE social media star! A Gold Coast girl, Tammy has taken Instagram by storm, posting fitness, fashion and sharing her journey as a mother of two children. She rose to Instagram frame with her post-pregnancy body transformations and has amassed a huge following, including Khloe Kardashian who has dubbed Tammy as her fitness motivation. She has since released 4 fitness programs and her own luxury athleisure label, Saski Collection. Chuck her a follow if you're not already one in 6 mil.
Jess Marshall (@Jesskaalee)
Fashion and lifestyle blogger Jess started her blog in 2013 and since then, has gained a following of 40k! Based on the Gold Coast, her feed embraces coastal living and soaking up the beach - a must when you call the GC home! Jess aims to empower women by having a positive mindset and it radiates through her content. But more importantly, what filter does she use because it's #goals! And don't even get me started on her bod...*joins a gym instantly*
Fiona Edwards Bassingthwaighte (@fifideluxeblog)
Fiona has to have the most visually-appealing Instagram out there! Her photos are so clean and she always looks chic af! If you're looking for some SERIOUS style inspo, you need to follow Fiona - she is a fashion queen. She rocks jeans with heels like no one else and I want to steal her sunglasses collection #justsayin'. Did I mention she's a mum of 2? She has to be the best dressed Mum I've ever seen. She's a local gem that you need to follow ASAP!
Ashy Bines (@ashybines)
You'd have to be living under a rock if you haven't heard of Ashy Bines or ABBBC (Ashy Bines Bikini Body Challenge). She rose to social media fame as a fitness personality and alongside her programs, she travels all over hosting her own booty tour for thousands of women. With over 900k followers, Ashy connects with her audience on a deeper level - by being authentic and inspiring women to be the best they can be. The best part? She's a GC girl!
Kurt Coleman (kurtcoleman)
If you need serious motivation to love yourself, you need to take a leaf out of Kurt Coleman's book. Known for being a professional selfie-taker and truly loving himself, he has to be one of the funniest and best social media stars to come out of the Gold Coast. His self-confidence has made his Instagram skyrocket to over 150k followers and it keeps growing. He has no room for haters and to be honest, I think we could all use a bit of Kurt's optimism. His Instagram bio says it all: I love who I am and the world but I hope the world loves themselves and everything too.
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Cover Image: Ashy Bines ABC Challenge