Who are France's top Instagram users?

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Who are France's top Instagram users?
Nabilla Benattia poses for a selfie at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Photo: AFP

Household names, obscure names and obviously made-up names: We've scoured Instagram to bring you the ten French people with the most followers.


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1. Karim Benzema is good at football. In fact. the 27-year-old Real Madrid striker could feature in another Champions League final next month if the Spanish holders overcome Juventus in the semi-final. With four million followers, he's in a league of his own here. 



A photo posted by Karim Benzema (@karimbenzema) on Mar 28, 2015 at 12:58pm PDT


2. At 47, David Guetta is by far the oldest person on this list. He’s also probably the best known internationally, alongside Benzema, after rocketing to international chart success in 2009 with When Love Takes Over. He hasn’t looked back since.


So much love!

A photo posted by David Guetta (@davidguetta) on May 4, 2015 at 9:41am PDT


3. This 24-year-old entrepreneur has a very modern claim to fame: Jerome Jarre is a star of Vine and Snapchat. What does that even mean? Maybe you should follow him to find out. 


4. Another internet sensation here. Norman Thavaud makes hugely popular comedy clips for YouTube. This one, Luigi Clash Mario, has been viewed nearly 36 million times. 


Comment ça j'ai l'air fatigué ?

A photo posted by Norman Thavaud (@normanthavaud) on Mar 10, 2015 at 10:49am PDT


5. He blogs, he YouTubes and he casts a popular pod. Meet Cyprien, another French prince of the internet.


Je me sens observé dans les rues de Paris !

A photo posted by Cyprien (@6pri1) on Sep 10, 2014 at 7:33am PDT


6. Fashion designer Olivier Rousteing already has plenty of strings to his bow. Formerly a protegé of Roberto Cavalli, he’s now creative director for Balmain. Not too shabby for a 25-year-old.


7. Shanna Kress is a go-go dancing singer and reality TV star. Has there been a sex tape? There has. Have there been unfounded rumours of her death on social media. There have. She has, in short, made it. Whatever it is.


A photo posted by shannakress83 (@shannakress83) on May 8, 2015 at 8:10am PDT


8. The 19-year-old Enjoy Phoenix has cornered the country's beauty, fashion and lifestyle market on YouTube. Never heard of her? Well, her videos have been seen a combined 146 million times so many people clearly do enjoy Enjoy.


9. Yet another online star, Yvick is better known as his YouTube persona Mister V. The 20-year-old from Grenoble has 190 million views to his name for his comedy clips on the video-sharing network.


Ça commence à sentir l'été tout ça feat @mikekenli et @tortoz_

A photo posted by Yvick (@yvick) on May 9, 2015 at 11:37am PDT


10. Nabilla is really the only answer to the question: Who is France's Kim Kardashian?


Thanks @ritazia for the jewels #canon #beauty #Ritazia and @fabbhairdresser for my beautifulhair féminine et Sexy

A photo posted by Nabilla.B (@nabillanew) on Apr 10, 2015 at 1:50pm PDT


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