Who are the most digitally influential New Zealand models?

By Katherine Lowe

Seon Hwang and Teresa Moore. Pictures / Instagram
Seon Hwang and Teresa Moore. Pictures / Instagram
Jaime Ridge. Picture / Instagram
Jaime Ridge. Picture / Instagram

1. Jaime Ridge
Jaime (Red 11) is an obvious choice when thinking of digitally influential models, being a socialite/celebrity in her own right. It's no surprise she has more than 16,000 Twitter followers, 38,000 Instagram followers and 15,000 Facebook followers.

Seon Hwang. Picture / Instagram
Seon Hwang. Picture / Instagram

2. Seon Hwang
Streets ahead of most of the pack and a bit of a surprise to many, the Korean-born, New Zealand-raised model (Clyne) has a whopping 40,048 Instagram followers to date (and climbing!).

Teresa Moore. Picture / Instagram
Teresa Moore. Picture / Instagram

3. Teresa Moore
Model/fashion and food blogger Teresa (62 Models) has not only modelling representation, but brand representation too. As the saying goes, she's not a businessman, she's a BUSINESS, man. She has more than 22,000 Twitter followers and 17,000 Instagram followers.

Zippora Seven. Picture / Instagram
Zippora Seven. Picture / Instagram

4. Zippora Seven
Who many would name New Zealand's "coolest" model, Zippora (Unique Models), rounds out the set with 14,820 Instagram followers to date.

Other top model Instagrammers to check out:
Upwardly mobile Holly Rose Emery (Red 11) with 11,000 followers, and Victoria's Secret catwalker Jessica Clarke (Clyne), newcomer Maia Cotton (62 Models) and Georgia Fowler, with more than 10,000 followers.

• Don't miss Katherine's backstage coverage of models in action at next week's New Zealand Fashion Week.


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