Finstas are not the weird, dark abyss of fear that older media outlets have made them out to be. If you're over 25, you might be a little confused at the concept of having a second Instagram. If you're at least kind-of fun and under 25, you already have at least two active finstas and are tired of having to explain them to your older friends. And if you're an actual teenager RN, you know that no one actually calls them finstas anymore and are currently updating your "priv" and your "priv priv" making fun of this article intro, which would be fair.
If plebs like us are feeling the pressures of having a picture-perfect Instagram presence, it's impossible to imagine how celebrities must feel. It's not surprising that the worlds' biggest celebs have their own private finstas, but the few of these that they've lowkey admitted to or made public are great windows into the real lives of people whose lives we covet like Gollum with the ring. We're not about to expose any real, private finstas because we aren't horrible people, but these not-so-private finsta accounts are still all kinds of shocking. Here are 18 celebrity finstas we never knew existed.
Bella Thorne is a finsta queen, and no one is surprised. Both of her public finstas have been inactive since January 2018, and she barely tried to hide them. She's linked to them both on her rinsta and historically has no shame, making her the poster child for celebrity spam profiles. Her meme account, thatweirdbitchbella, is a mix of a sinsta (a sin-Instagram for your party photos you don't want your employer/boyfriend/parents to find) and an account reposting memes of herself, and it's followed by her ex-girlfriend Tana Mongeau. Her second, avree1997, looks like it was going to be a simpsta (a simpy finsta) with some selfies, but she barely used it. All hail Queen Bella!
Bella Hadid and her sister Gigi both have Facebook accounts under fake names, so they probably also have their own ~private~ private Instagrams followed only by close friends. Bella, though, made this public account rebekkaharajuku during an April 2018 trip to Japan after posting about her alternate identity, Rebekka, on her rinsta. She only shared eight photos on the account, but there's always a chance that Rebekka will return when Bella re-finds her blonde wig. Or it'll go the way of Kendall Jenner's pizzaboys account, which ended up turning into a Beats1 radioshow account zazaworld.
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After months of speculation, Lorde admitted on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that the onion ring reviewing account onionringsworldwide was actually her. Lorde didn't realize it would be a big deal that she was lowkey reviewing onion rings across the world. The account has since been deleted, but the relatable icon brought her wonderful way with words to the fast food world, describing Burger King's onion rings as "a mulched onion filling with a distinct bitterness." Even her onion ring reviews were poignant and reminiscent of small-town adolescence, that's real talent.
Justin Bieber once said Instagram is for the devil, but that didn't stop him from making an account for his alter-ego Skylark Tylark, which surprisingly isn't the name of a Game Of Thrones side character. Justin made the account while hanging with Bella Thorne, so not only was he ~definitely~ high when he made the account, she probably helped give him the idea to make Instagram fun again. He's used the account as recently as late-January 2019, but it just has two pictures of him chilling with Bella at Coachella 2018 and two posts about Post Malone. Because of course the Biebs loves Posty.
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What happened with Demi Lovato's fully-private finsta account is the exact reason we're not tryna expose any real personal celebrity accounts. mm_82092 is now likely run by someone who isn't Demi, but back in 2017, it was her real personal finsta. It had over one-thousand posts before one of her follows leaked some of her photos, proving that SZA was right when she said it usually comes from your inner circle. Trust no b*tch, leave no receipts. For a while, the bio was "You can leak my pictures, but you can't leak my captions" along with the definition of privacy, but before she shut it down, it said "Whoever is leaking my PRIVATE pics can go f*ck themselves." We haven't looked up any pictures from the leak because she was clearly pretty heated and we aren't horrible people, but we're definitely curious.
Game Of Thrones actress and future Jonas Sister (In-Law) Sophie Turner made a sausage review finsta à la Lorde called sophiesausagereviews in April 2019, during which time she made nine posts reviewing sausages. Homegirl eats a lot of sausage, respect. The highest rating she gave was a 9.5/10 in Belmont, North Carolina, and the lowest rating was a 2/10 at Disneyland. She did clarify, however, that Disneyland was fabulous. She also posted a picture of herself buying a polish sausage making kit, because if you're going to talk the talk, you've gotta walk the walk.
Mac Miller had a vaping comedy account starring his alter-ego Lars, cloudywithachanceofawesome69, where Mac showed off his vaping tricks, like the "Chef Boy RD" with inventive use of cherry tomatoes. Mac tragically passed away in September 2018, but his vape account is still on Instagram for all of us to remember his humor. The account only had 50 followers in 2017 before it got discovered, but now it has over two hundred and ten thousand. It only follows some weird bands, monster energy drinks, some vaping accounts, two paintball accounts, a ranch dressing account, and Jason Statham, probably as a nod to the character.
It's true, Prince Harry fully has an finsta. Or, at least, he had one back when his then-girlfriend Meghan Markle was still allowed to have her own social media accounts. #TBT to when Prince Harry's finsta would have been a crazy sinsta of him partying in Vegas and being the bad boy of the royal family. Remember when he was so rowdy that the Queen forced him to shut down his fake Facebook account, Spike Wells? Unfortunately, his finsta came when he was old and responsible, and was really just used to gas up his bride-to-be on social media, according to The Cut.
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Another celeb whose private account hasn't been found is Jon Hamm, who admitted to People Magazine that he has an Instagram account for following pictures of baby animals, beautiful places, and anything else that makes him feel joy. Have we mentioned that Jon Hamm is the perfect man? Jon doesn't have a social media presence outside of this one, very secret account because he doesn't love the public interest that comes with massive fame.
“The only way I can be Zen about it is to disengage from it,” Jon said to People. “I don’t read about myself on the Internet. Not having a Twitter account is nice. I don’t have to deal with Facebook. I don’t have to deal with any of that stuff and honestly not engaging with it means, for me, it doesn’t really exist.”
In 2015, Elle Fanning was very clear in her i-D cover story that she did not want fans prying into her personal life. People knew she had an Instagram account, which was fully private, she didn't have Facebook, and she never shared any information about her romantic life. Now, Elle has over two million Instagram followers on her public account, and the tables have turned. It's her sister, Dakota Fanning, who's the Fanning finsta queen. Dakota admitted on Late Night With Seth Meyers that she still has a fake Instagram account that she uses to stalk people.
Kate Moss's appeal has always come from being beautiful and aloof, and from having one of those demeanors where no one is ever quite sure what's going on in her mind. The OG supermodel rose to fame before a heavy social media presence was required of the upper echelon of models, so the eternal rebel is completely separated from the modeling world's new love of the 'gram. Kate admitted to HELLO! Fashion Monthly that she does actually have an Instagram, it's just hidden from the world. Like Dakota Fanning, Kate has her account for stalking purposes only and to stay informed on what's trending.
Rose Byrne's Instagram is more of a ~private account~ than a finsta, but her online presence is still hidden away from the rest of the world unlike most celebrities today, so we say it counts even though she's following nearly 400 people and the same amount follow her back. Her account is maryrosebyrne, but we don't see it going public any time soon. She's posted nearly 200 photos and wants to keep her personal life personal, so her Instagram is probably just like the rest of ours, but with slightly more of co-star Mark Wahlberg and Ilza Shlesinger. What? Stars aren't really *just* like us.
MJ Campbell is a star and an icon, but most people know her best as Kim Kardashian's grandmother. Yes, this is the woman who created Kris Jenner, the greatest businesswoman of all time. Unsurprisingly, MJ is on the pulse of everything hip, and she has a finsta that Kim actually called a finsta in her 84th birthday post for MJ, so that's how you know it's real. MJ's private account is so well hidden that no one has been able to find it, and we wouldn't have any clue it existed if Kim hadn't put MJ on blast like that.
The Royal Family is notoriously anti-social media (only one relevant member Princess Beatrice's sister Princess Eugene has her own ~official~ personal public social media account), but Princess Bea has a finsta on the low, according to Guest Of A Guest. Derek Blasberg from Vanity Fair has tagged it in a picture, it's followed by Prince Harry's ex Chelsy Davy and Cara Delevinge, and Karlie Kloss put it on her public Instagram story when she shared a photo of Karlie telling Beatrice about her engagement. The account is @beayork, just FYI.
Never forget Cole Sprouse's past life as a Tumblr troll. camera_duels has been around since 2012, long before he was one-half of Sprousehart and after his time as a Disney Channel child star on The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody had come to an end. The account is Cole taking pictures of people taking pictures of him (and often trying to do it #stealthily, to boot), serving as both a commentary on celebrity privacy and those who disrupt it and as a very, very funny joke. Is this considered top-notch fan engagement? Because we certainly think that it is.
This account is old news. Meghan Markle had a secret social media account on Instagram after she was forced to get off of her personal Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her lifestyle website in order to keep up with her friends and family back home, according to The Cut. She reportedly got rid of the account because of all of the negativity she was seeing towards herself in the media, but we wouldn't be surprised if she went back on to engage with her close friends and family after a brief detox. To go from being a social media influencer to quitting cold turkey is no small feat.
Ariana Grande's account definitely can't be called private — realpiggysmallz has over half a million followers and only fourteen posts. Ari is the biggest pop star in the world RN, so it makes sense that her joking side-account for her pet pig would blow up massively after she posted it on her main, but it's really still a finsta at heart. The Insta account is just pictures of her adorable miniature pig, Piggy Smallz, and it hasn't been active since January 2019. We're hoping it comes back soon because we need more Ariana in our lives.
Drake himself sneakily implied that he has a finsta in July 2018 when champagnepapi posted a photo of his dogs with a caption that totally shaded all of his famous exes (most notable, Rihanna). The caption said "Me when I find a shordee that didn't slash anyone famous yet... is this my finsta? sh*t it's not." He might have just been messing with us, but Drake has been known to have a secret Snapchat account that DJ Khaled accidentally told the press about, so he probably has a finsta, too. PSA: Drake, I have never slashed anyone famous, and I love you.