From colorful wigs to no makeup selfies and everything in between, we’re obsessed with actress-singer Bella Thorne’s Instagram for its real, unfiltered content.
And, we’re not the only ones.
Whether she’s flipping off the the camera with both middle fingers or puffing clouds of marijuana smoke into the air, Bella Thorne’s (@bellathorne) followers (18 million of them!) can’t get enough of her IDGAF attitude and overall rock star vibe.
Why We’re Obsessed With Bella Thorne’s Instagram
Bella Thorne’s Instagram profile is evidence of how much she’s changed since her days on the Disney Channel.
She’s not little CeCe Jones from Shake It Up anymore.
Sure, there are haters out there who consider her a hot mess, but don’t count us among them. We think the 20-year-old’s social media strategy (yes, we’re calling it that) is nothing short of genius.
Every starlet is trying their hardest to manage and coordinate their public image, and TBH, sometimes it gets old.
While it’s fun to see celebrities drinking iced coffee and watching Netflix (all that “just like us” stuff), we also appreciate entertainers who are actually entertaining.
In today’s world of picture-perfect feeds and airtight personal brands, Bella Thorne’s Instagram profile refreshing.
It’s spontaneous and raw—not two adjectives you generally associate with Instagram.
By taking risks and being true to herself, Thorne has achieved an authentic Instagram profile.
Here’s are six things anyone trying to do the same can take away from her.
What We Can Learn From Bella Thorne’s Instagram
Bella Thorne’s Instagram Takeaway 1: If You’re Feeling Yourself, Post
Like the old saying commands us: If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
Between her trademark neon wigs, glittery eye shadow and septum piercing, Bella Thorne has created a look that’s all her own.
Regularly posting outfit pics that would give DC’s Harley Quinn a run for her money, Thorne isn’t afraid to show some skin.
And, her curves aren’t the only thing on display.
Even if booty shorts and crop tops aren’t your thing, we think you can still learn something from Bella’s self confidence.
Yes, girl, work it!
“I don’t generally obsess over famous people but I just love all your vibes,” commented one follower. “I imagine you are even more amazing than you come off in the media.”
We couldn’t agree more. Girlfriend has some serious lewks!
Bella Thorne’s Instagram Takeaway 2: But, Don’t Think You Need To Look Perfect
The idea of losing followers is enough to scare anyone into only using the Clarendon filter for the rest of their lives.
But, it’s important to remember big risks can lead to big rewards.
Take Bella Thorne’s no makeup selfies *gasp* for example.
In the past, Thorne’s posted about her struggle with acne, and her followers appreciate her openness.
Knowing that even gorgeous celebrities like Bella Thorne deal with pimples makes us feel a lot less self conscious about our spots.
“You are such an extraordinary soul,” commented one follower on Bella’s snow day post (below). “Thank you so much for being you! I appreciate the positivity and love you project on the daily; keep it up love.”
Your followers want to know the real you, so don’t be afraid to show them!
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Bella Thorne’s Instagram Takeaway 3: It’s Cool To Take A Stand
In a world where everybody’s raring to jump into your comments with their two cents, we don’t blame you for pausing before posting anything even slightly controversial.
But, Bella Thorne’s Instagram reminds us the platform can be used to start important conversations.
Earlier this year, Bella and her crew attended March For Our Lives.
Even though things got a little heated in her comments, Bella went on to post four more pictures from the demonstration.
Not everyone will agree with what you’re saying, but most of your followers will respect you for sharing what you believe in.
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Bella Thorne’s Instagram Takeaway 4: When In Doubt, Mirror Selfie
Do you ever see a grid so glamorous you wonder if the person behind the account has a professional photographer following them 24/7?
We fondly remember simpler days (MySpace, anyone?) when no social media account was complete without a few mirror selfies.
While they’re not as popular as they once were, mirror selfies are still alive and well.
Bella Thorne treated followers to a behind the scenes peek of her rehearsal for Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival.
Look at that arm angle! Bella obviously didn’t want her phone obstructing her body or face.
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Bella Thorne’s Instagram Takeaway 5: Show Love To The People Who Support You
We can get so busy expressing ourselves on Instagram that we forget to express gratitude.
Despite being busy with multiple film and music projects, Bella Thorne still makes time to shout out her fans.
Like other gracious celebrities, she acknowledges how important their support has been to her success.
“I love my life,” Thorne captioned an October Instagram post. “I’m really thankful for everything that comes my way.”
In addition to her fans, Bella Thorne’s Instagram profile features her friends and family.
She often posts pictures with her sister, Dani (@dani_thorne), who she regular performs alongside.
Dani is a DJ, and Bella, who announced her return to singing in August, is currently working on her debut album.
As for her romantic relationships, Bella frequently posts pictures with her boyfriend, rapper Mod Sun (@modsun).
The couple began dating in October 2017, and although Bella appears to have a new love in her life, the two haven’t confirmed a break up.
In September, she celebrated her one-year anniversary with girlfriend, YouTuber Tana Mongeau (@tanamongeau).
Bella confirmed the two are dating in a July Instagram post.
Bella Thorne’s Instagram Takeaway 6: Give Blurry Photos Their Moment
Resist immediately deleting your blurry photos because, according to Bella Thorne’s Instagram profile, they have a place on your feed.
We’re kind of digging the blurry look. It’s a bit like a custom filter.
All Bella Thorne’s pictures demonstrate what a good time she’s having living her #bestlife, but the blurry ones even more so.
It’s as if Bella is telling us she and her crew were having too much fun to keep the camera level.
What could be more rock star than that?
Our lives aren’t always perfectly in focus, so it’s okay if our photos aren’t either.
Learn From Bella Thorne And Grow You Instagram Today
Even if you’re not in a hurry to rip a hole in your fishnet tights or strut through the streets of NYC in lingerie, we hope you learned something from Bella Thorne’s Instagram.
Take risks and create content that reflects you. If you’re true to yourself, the followers will come.
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