Women Making A Living From Selfies – it looks like these days the quick way to get a career in modelling is by posting some selfies.
It used to be the case that a quick route to fame was an appearance on Page 3 of The Sun but nowadays it is possible to manage the whole publicity thing yourself from home.
The latest person to make a career from modelling after getting a big following for their Instagram selfies is 23-year old Australian Renee Somerfield. Renee has just appeared on the cover of this month’s Maxim in Australia and inside the mag there is an article which describes the rise of the new selfie stars.
The article, which is titled ‘Australia’s sexiest social media stars’, tells the story of Somerfield’s rise to fame via her 430k Instagram followers as well as fellow selfie stars Ellie Gonsalves, who has 220k followers and Sheridyn Fisher who has so far clocked up over 560k followers for her regularly posted photos.
All 3 women are still some way behind US selfie star Jen Selter though as she has in excess of 1.8m people following her Instagram account. Her success has come at just 20 years of age and she has had such a lot of offers that she has even decided to skip college and concentrate on making the most of out the opportunities that her social media exposure has brought her.
Although her fame has come very quickly Selter is already referred to as having “the best butt on Instagram” and the level of likes she achieves for each photo she posts are often up above 100k.
Australian selfie star Renee Somerfield is by contrast more of a bikini photo specialist and it is no surprise therefore that she is already hinting at a future swimwear line to be released in Australia.
Fellow Aussie Ellie Gonsalves already has her own “Incredible Swim’ designer swimwear range but is also looking to move in other directions as well and has been talked of as being a possible Victoria Secret’s Angel.
Although not featuring in the Maxim article there is yet another Aussie beauty who is hoping to make it big via the social media route. 25-year old Cheyenne Tozi has been posting some pretty hot photos to her 30k followers and is likely to see that number increase after she appears on new Aussie tv show The Face together with supermodel Naomi Campbell and Nicole Trunfio.