Kiwi celebs' first Instagrams

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 3:26PM
Gemma Flynn, David Farrier and Matilda Rice. Photos / Instagram
Gemma Flynn, David Farrier and Matilda Rice. Photos / Instagram

Diving deep into the social media accounts of some of our Kiwi celebrities we thought it would be fun to look back at their very first post  – and if it predicted their future to come.

Lorde’s love of a mysterious Insta post began on day one, when she posted this poolside pic with the caption: “Male models and everything.” Four years on, we still don’t know who he is…

male models n everything

A post shared by Lorde (@lordemusic) on Jan 23, 2013 at 3:27pm PST

Fashion blogger Jaime Ridge joined Instagram five years ago, pining for this luxurious Louis Vuitton travel. No word on whether it ever made it into her personal collection.

Casually in the changing room at LV ❤ I want one please!

A post shared by Jaime Ridge (@jaimeridge) on Mar 23, 2012 at 7:24pm PDT

Black Stick and Richie McCaw’s wife Gemma Flynn posted some life inspo when she joined the Gram four years ago, encouraging people to “free yourself from negative people”.

@brit_leonard_page ❤

A post shared by Gemma McCaw (@gemflynn) on May 22, 2013 at 2:51am PDT

Loveable Matoodles, aka Matilda Rice, became an Insta star after she won the first season of The Bachelor NZ. She may live with a certified paleo champ now but her very first post was of these distinctly un-paleo pancakes. Yum!

Starting as he meant to continue, Colin Mathura-Jeffree’s first post was a shout out for some free swag, posted just three years ago.

Spoilt rotten @publicity_pr #osis #neutrogena #orly This is why I look so #young

A post shared by Colin Mathura-Jeffree (@colinmathurajeffree) on Mar 10, 2014 at 8:38pm PDT

We have Dan Carter, whose first gram was a throwback to his roots, posting an old rugby jersey five years ago.


A post shared by Dan Carter (@dancarter_) on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:43pm PDT

Queen Gilda only joined Instagram a little over a year ago, but took to it like a duck to water. Her first post gave us a glimpse into her luxurious life and her love of a good selfie.

Yummy #tomford #bruisedplum #lipstickgame#rascalsfashion

A post shared by Gilda Kirkpatrick (@gilda_kirkpatrick) on Jan 24, 2016 at 9:00pm PST

David Farrier is notorious for his quirky Insta-game so we were devastated to trawl back through more than 3000 posts to discover this inaugural snap. A pool.



A post shared by David Farrier (@davidfarrier) on Dec 6, 2012 at 7:30pm PST

Luckily, he quickly lifted his game posting regular snaps of curious critters and cats in precarious situations.

i think we can all agree this cat in a sheepskin jacket is very handsome #handsome #cat

A post shared by David Farrier (@davidfarrier) on Feb 25, 2017 at 10:27am PST