The 2013 Social Media Award Winners
The 2013 Social Media Award Winners
Best Backstage Access on Instagram Winner: Kerry Washington
Follow her now.">Washington's behind-the-scenes snaps make you feel like part of the party. The Scandal star (and Emmy nominee!) always finds time to share her life with her 300,000+ followers, taking them inside glamorous events like a Jimmy Choo party and the CFDA awards.
Shown here: Washington told fans she was sure to make Jason Wu, the designer of her dress for the June 4 CFDA awards, proud by "steaming the wrinkles out b4 presenting." Follow her now.
Most Glam Selfies on Instagram Winner: Rachel Talbott
She may be a YouTube beauty guru with over 240,000 subscribers to her Check In The Mirror channel, but her 94,000+ Instagram followers are privy to her near-daily posts on her style choices—and that of her soon-to-born son, too.
Shown here: In a black jumpsuit from Esther Boutique for a day of shopping.
Best Shopping Inspiration on Pinterest Winner: Mimi Goodwin
Known to her 17,100+ followers as "Mimi G.," the 36-year-old style and DIY blogger is a self-taught seamstress. "I am completely addicted to Pinterest!" She says. "It is simply genius because prior to it, I had a whole lot of sticky notes, links, tear sheets, and thumbtacks all over the place."
Best Wedding Inspiration on Pinterest Winner: Camille Juco
Camille, a stylist by day, boasts nearly one million followers on the site. Ask the 22-year-old what her secret is and she'll tell you: "I have none! I really do pin because it make me happy," she says. "I try to curate boards that make me look forward to life and living. I guess a lot of people appreciate that."
Best Do Gooder on Twitter Winner: Ian Somerhalder
He tweets to his 4 million followers about issues and facts relevant to his namesake foundation, which aims to protect the environment and the people and creatures that inhabit it.
Most Inspiring Manicures Winner: MissJenFABULOUS, YouTube
Jenny Fox's nearly 424,000 subscribers are treated to up to four different nail art tutorials (which she makes look incredibly easy) in an easily digestible five minutes or less.
Shown here: A "Little Mermaid" themed manicure tutorial from one of her videos.
Subscribe to her channel:MissJenFabulous
Best Makeup How-Tos Winner: Gia Brascia
Her nearly 6,000 followers get how-tos and product information for the looks the self-taught, L.A.-based makeup artist creates at fashion shoots and red carpets. "Instagram is an excellent form of social media because it is so simple and visual."
Shown here:Brascia tells fans how to achieve this look she created for a Forever 21 shoot.
Most Stylish Pet on Instagram Winner: Mariah Carey's Litter of 8
Claim to social fame:
Maybe because she already owns five Jack Russell terriers, the singer turned to her millions of fans on social media for help naming the three latest additions to her furry family.
Shown here: The singer rests her vocal cords with some of "dem puppies."
Best Hair Inspiration Winner: Franchesca Ramsey
It's hard to tell if her nearly 20,000 followers like her for the links to her natural hair advice or for the "Sh*t White Girls Say… to Black Girls" star’s fondness for making funny faces in her photos. It’s probably a bit of both.
Shown here:Franchesca shares her secret for making curly locks last.
All-Around Superstar Winner: Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere
What started as a creative outlet in 2008 is quickly becoming a lifestyle empire.
By the numbers: Instagram followers: 133,000+ Pinterest followers: 121,000+ Facebook fans: 120,000 Twitter followers: 79,900+
Proudest moment: "My international book tour was a blast."
Pinterest: Emily Schuman
Facebook: cupcakes and cashmere