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#MetroSocietyMostInfluential: Online Sensations (Part 5)



Social media has made a huge impact in the entertainment industry. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have created avenues for celebrities and fans to interact with each other like never before. Below is a list of some of the most influential celebrities with the biggest social media following.


James Reid 


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Facebook: 2.7M 

Instagram: 4M 

Twitter: 2.3M 


A lot of doors opened for James Reid after winning the 2010 Pinoy Big Brother Teen edition. The Filipino-Australian heartthrob, together with his onscreen partner and now girlfriend Nadine Lustre, soared into prominence after the release of their blockbuster film Diary Ng Panget (2013). As one of the most sought-after love teams of this generation, JaDine never fails to give their fans joy every time they bring something new to the table. Their two top-rating series are On The Wings Of Love(2015), and Till I Met You (2016). The actor-singer also released his third album, Palm Dreams, in 2017. In the same year, the R&B artist was awarded for Best Southeast Asian Act at the MTV Europe Music Award. Aside from acting and singing, Reid is also known for his artistic photographs. His carefully curated Instagram feed serves as his photography portfolio, where he inspires his 4 million followers with beautiful shots he takes of his travels, his music—and of course, of his partner, Nadine.



Julia Montes



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Facebook: 994K

Instagram: 2.8M

Twitter: 5.08M


This childhood actress-turned-leading lady gained widespread recognition from portraying the role of Clara in hit primetime series Mara Clara (2010). Julia Montes won the Princess of Philippine Television Award for her performance in Walang Hanggan (2012), and bagged the Gawad Tanglaw Award for Best Actress for Ikaw Lamang (2014). She currently stars in action political drama series Asintado, where she plays the role of protagonist Juliana. The 22-year-old Filipina-German beauty has over 2.8M followers on Instagram, where she updates her fans with her personal life, ongoing promotions, and exclusive behind-the-scenes photos taken during shoots.



Solenn Heussaff



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Facebook: 649K

Instagram: 4M 

Twitter: 3.87M 


This beautiful Filipina-French "It" girl is an actress, a painter, a model, a socialite, and a professional makeup artist. In fact, the multi-talented star held her second art exhibit, Kalsada, at The Provenance Gallery last year. Apart from photos of her covet-worthy wardrobe, travel adventures, inspiring workout routines, and stunning masterpieces, double tap-worthy couple photos also grace the artist’s Instagram feed. She and her husband Nico Bolzico are known for their hilarious video pranks online.



Jasmine Curtis Smith



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Facebook: 3.6M 

Instagram: 2.2M 

Twitter: 2.51M


Filipino-Australian Jasmine Curtis-Smith is critically acclaimed for her performance in indie film Transit (2013) and Baka Bukas (2016), and just last year, she bagged Best Supporting Actress for Siargao (2017) at the Metro Manila Film Festival. Just like her older sister Anne Curtis Smith, this 23-year-old beauty grew up in the spotlight and had developed her craft through the years. She regularly posts about the beach, her dogs, and her personal photos on Instagram, for all her 2.2M followers to see.



Enrique Gil



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Facebook: 398K

Instagram: 2.5M

Twitter: 5.21M 


Actor and dancer Enrique Gil is best known for his role in hit television series Forevermore (2014) and Dolce Amore (2016). Together with his onscreen partner and rumored girlfriend Liza Soberano, this Star Magic talent is one of the most popular celebrities in the local showbiz industry today. If you’re a fan of this talented and good-looking couple, you’re in luck—he posts a lot of candid photos with Liza on Instagram. The young star also updates his fan page with videos of dance covers and promotions of his upcoming projects.


*Figures as of February 28, 2018


The #MetroSocietyMostInfluential on Social Media feature is in Metro Society magazine's February 2018 issue, out now in newsstands and leading bookstores nationwide.