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See the final result here – How to Become Famous on Instagram in Six Months or Less

Instagram has overtaken Facebook it seems, as the go to social media for everyone. As your parents and grandparents start to gravitate to Facebook, Instagram continues to thrive through its ease of use, lack of advertising and place to express yourself in any way you wish.

The selfie craze has taken over and you might have thought that would have slowed in 2015, but you only need to look through your instagram feed to see it is well and truly alive.


Thousands of guy, and girls, are taking to Instagram and becoming “Insta-celebrities” with their images being flashed across the globe.

The battle for likes (hearts) and followers, which was strong with Facebook in the early days, has now transposed to an art form on Instagram with every image posted seemingly the door opener to becoming the next big thing on Instagram.

Eikon has decided to run a secret test into how easy it is to become “insta-famous” with a challenge to help one dedicated Eikon reader the chance to move from opening an Instagram account to hitting the magical 10,000 followers mark in just six months.

Across the period we will document the progress and at the end of six months we will reveal how we did it.

Now, the person is a real person, the images are real and we are not doing anything under the table e.g. buying followers or likes.

Just using Instagram like a regular user would in the aim of building his profile to the ultimate result.

We look forward to bringing you the results around Christmas.

To give you a taste of those “Insta-famous” celebrities on Instagram we have put together ten of the best gay guys on Instagram to follow. Please feel free to suggest others and we will keep compiling this list across the year.

10. @lockybrownlie (Katy Perry’s backup dancer) – Also featured here on Eikon.

Take me back to #sohodeserthouse #coachella #tbt // captured by @apexalex

A photo posted by @lockybrownlie on

9. @tomdaley1994 (Olympic diver)

8. @markemiller7715 (YouTuber)

7. @russelltovey (actor)

Thank you to @paulsmithdesign for the suit @glamourmag awards last night #paulsmith #glamour

A photo posted by Russelltovey (@russelltovey) on

6. @justinliv (fashion blogger)

5. @robbierogers (soccer player)

4. @blakeskjellerup (New Zealand Olympic speed skater)

Sorry Mr. Bunny Rabbit, Easter is over. Be gone into my belly! Ensue evil laugh! And scene. #lifebyblake

A photo posted by Blake Skjellerup (@blakeskjellerup) on

3. @dlanceblack (filmmaker)

2. @bobsleighsimon (Australia’s first openly gay bobsledder)

Canada Day by the lake!

A photo posted by ?? Simon Dunn (@bobsleighsimon) on

1. @matt_fistonich (Eikon’s very own and Mr Gay New Zealand)

Loving this suit from @french83suits #MGW2015 #MGNZ #suitandtie #suit #french83

A photo posted by Matt Andrija Fistonich (@matt_fistonich) on

Last Updated on Mar 7, 2016

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