Meet NZ's top social media influencers

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Publish Date
Monday, 10 October 2016, 3:59PM
Taika Waititi, Evelyn Rose and Jimmy Jackson. Photos / Instagram.
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

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Jimmy Jackson 

Churp for the mean feeds Carlsy! 🖒

A photo posted by Jimi Jackson (@jimisworld) on Oct 4, 2016 at 11:29pm PDT

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

Pinky ring; key of Greece 🇬🇷 now available at @milliebymjj 🔑 ✔️ #14caratgold#keyofgreece

A photo posted by ✘ MILLIE ✘ (@millieelderholmes) on Sep 24, 2016 at 1:28am PDT

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

Still love what I do #Grateful 🙏🏾

A photo posted by Malakai Fekitoa (@malakaifekitoa) on Oct 6, 2016 at 2:07am PDT


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. 

Loic Quedec

I thought I'd wear some colour for once @revolveman #simplefits

A photo posted by Loic Quédec (@kedecc) on Sep 7, 2016 at 12:19am PDT

Style guru Loic Quedec is the Managing Director of Two Point Blk creative agency and has a loyal following of 55k+ on Instagram. Quedec regularly posts photos to his social media of the latest trends in menswear and also gives his followers ideas on putting together the perfect outfit.

Makaia Carr

Makaia Carr is the founder of Motivate Me, a company specialising in encouraging New Zealanders to embrace a healthy lifestyle. With over 100k+ followers on Facebook and 18k+ Instagram followers, Carr is very influential on social media. She regularly posts the latest in exercise trends and the newest supplements available.

Taika Waititi

Just me hanging out with a baby alligator and a baby human.

A photo posted by Taika Waititi (@taikawaititi) on Oct 2, 2016 at 12:00am PDT

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. 

Parris Goebel


A photo posted by Parri$ Goebel (@parrisgoebel) on Oct 6, 2016 at 1:31pm PDT

A newcomer to the social media scene, dancer, choreographer and record maker Parris Goebel has racked up an impressive 435k followers since she choreographed Justin Bieber's music video 'Sorry'. She has also starred in an advert for NZ Post, worked with Jennifer Lopez and has helped choreograph Cirque du Soleil's tribute to Michael Jackson's life and music, One.