The popular photo-sharing application, Instagram has been a trend-setter since it was launched in 2010. People from all over the world come to Instagram to share experiences and all of their precious memories through photos and videos.
Now, the app has already reached a community of 800M users with 500M of daily active users. And since 2017 is coming to an end, we’re celebrating the 10 local and international IG accounts that made our year.
1. Masarap ba?
If you’re a food lover like us, you’ve probably seen a post from this account.
Masarap Ba? is an IG-based food review account where the administrators of the page try food from different restaurants, fast food chains or even junk food. They will give witty details about their eating experience and categorize it as “masarap” or “hindi masarap.”
2. Pwitty Girls of MNL
Wanna know if that cult favorite beauty product is right for your skin type? Pwitty Girls of MNL is here to save your day!
An account where you can see various honest-to-goodness reviews for local and high end makeups, skincare products, and all the beauty stuff you’ve been eyeing to buy.
Scrolling through images of dressed-up puppers and cats is a stress-reliever and a therapeutic activity. And Jiffpom is one of those cuties!
Jiffom is a Pomeranian who holds the record for the most Instagram followers by an animal with 7.4 million and counting this year! This doggo also has a Musical.ly, YouTube and Snapchat accounts and definitely one of the most famous animals in the world with over 24 million followers across all social media channels.
4. Grandpa Chan
While most of the long-distance families communicate through Facetime or video chats, this 76-year-old grandpa connects with his children and grandchildren through drawings posted on Instagram.
Grandpa Chan has become an Internet star when he learned how to use Instagram and started an art project tis are dedicated to his grandchildren living abroad. So touching!
5. Where to next?
Our Instagram feeds has been filled with amazing travel photos this year. Most of those photos are from the Instagram travel page Where To Next (WTN).
WTN started as an idea in 2014 by two friends, Ayen dela Torre and Rachel Halili. It is “an online community of creatives with a passion for adventure and storytelling based in the Philippines.” Check out their page for awesome travel photos taken in the Philippines and in other countries around the world.
6. OOTD Magazine
If you’re having a hard time choosing your outfit of the day, just open your phone and head to OOTD Magazine’s Instagram page. Voila, numerous outfit ideas!
Whether you’re looking for a perfect outfit for a night out or for the beach, OOTD mag has something for you. You can also submit your best OOTD photo to their website for a chance to get featured.
7. Shaira Luna
The ’90s “Promil kid” has grown up to be one of the most sought-after photographers in the country today.
Shaira Luna, best known for her works in fashion editorials, lifestyle shoots, campaigns and magazine covers, also has a carefully curated Instagram feed. She’s always posting photos with different styles and themes everyday.
Aside from being a photo sharing app, Instagram is also a great tool to get inspired from some of the best artists out there.
Rombutan is a Fine Arts graduate from the University of the Philippines, and his account is famous for his insanely beautiful drawings. His works are always on point because he was able to illustrate every millennial’s confused feelings. He really depicts our generation’s heartaches and struggles.
If you’re not following Wansapunataym on its social media accounts, you are really missing out. The admins have a unique ability to create puns from song lyrics, movie titles, or even just simple statements. No need for a long description about this account because it’s so punny!
10. Scarlet Snow Belo
This list wouldn’t be complete without a cute baby. And when we say the cutest Instagram baby, that should be Scarlet!
Since 2016, Scarlet Snow Belo has already gained her own massive following on social media with 1.8M followers. Let us all thank Hayden Kho and Vicky Belo for creating Scarlet’s Instagram account that made us smile more than a couple of times this year.