Cast YOUR Vote: Meet The Rising InstaStar Nominees, Sponsored By Pandora

Everything you need to know about the event of the year!

The hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards 2021 will take place on Saturday, November 6th in The Alex Hotel in Dublin, and will honour the best and brightest in Irish content creation across the social media spectrum.

Yes, an actual IRL awards ceremony which is sure to be most glam and glitzy event of the year, with those in attendance coming from all aspects of the ‘gram, including beauty, fashion, podcasting, comedy, food and those who inspire us, to name just a few categories.

As I’m sure you’re aware of by now, the voting system is OPEN and we’ve been blown away by the response so far, but if you haven’t cast your vote yet or you want to know a little bit more about our nominees, over the next two weeks we’re going to introduce you to everyone nominated across all 10 categories, showing you why we think they’re InstaStars.

First up, we’re looking at the Rising category, sponsored by Pandora. Pandora is our official Jewellery partner for the night, and we’re thrilled to have them on board, sponsoring Ireland’s shining lights and rising stars too!


Here are the nominees…

Aideen Feely

This Kerry native is a go-to for all things style. Aideen has plenty of professional experience working with magazines, papers, and celebs, so rest assured she knows what she’s talking about.


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Chloe Koyce

You can consider Chloe to be our very own Irish version of Emma Chamberlain! She focuses on everything fashion and beauty related. Her page is full of stunning style, and fab makeup looks to inspire you.


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Emma Neill

Belfast gal Emma has literally got you sorted for everything you could possibly need! Her content revolves around fashion, beauty, and cooking. She is constantly sharing delicious vegan recipes, and glam looks. What more could you want?


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Erica Bracken

Cork woman Erica will have you believing (and achieving) that you can do yoga! Her content is the ultimate de-stressor as she shares breathing exercises, meditation practices, and yoga tips. All this, and she also dabbles in beauty content as well, ensuring you look fab while finding inner peace.


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Fionnuala Moran

Fionnuala is here to help you make those sustainable swaps and save the planet! She is an expert when it comes to secondhand fashion and can help you become one too. And when we say expert, we mean EXPERT, as she is a Student of DCU’s MSc in Climate Change.


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Freya Broni

Freya’s page will make you dream of living a glamorous city life. She is contently sharing fab fits in fab locations. And while it’s all enough to make you feel envious, she shares where you find all the gorgeous outfits so you can live that life as well.


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Gracey O’Connell

Gracey is a saviour when it comes to makeup looks. She constantly shares stunning looks to inspire us and even offers #SKINCARESITDOWNS every Sunday that help with our skincare routines.

Grainne Binns

If you’re a fan of colourful, creative fits, then you’re a fan of Grainne’s. Her fashion is stunning, but not only will she help you with style, she also shares loads of cute nail art to give you some ideas for yourself.

Hilary Young

Hilary is a master of all if we’re honest. She shares content revolving around fashion, beauty, travel, tattoos, fitness, recipes and anything else you can think of. No matter what content she’s posting, it’s always quality.

Katja Mia

Katja is the fashionista of our dreams, and she actually shares her looks and how to create them! We’re blessed, honestly. Not only do we get amazing outfits but also exciting content about her life as a model.


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Molly Roberts

Molly is constantly teaching us new ways to put together amazing outfits. While her creative fashion content is absolutely amazing and gives us so many ideas, she also dabbles in beauty too.


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Nina Aigbe

Nina definitely knows a thing or two about fashion (and also science). Considering she is the founder and designer of the fashion brand Cultrsvn, and lucky for us, she is willing to share her knowledge of fashion too!


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The countdown to our first annual InstaStar event is now on, so get voting and mark Saturday 6th November in your calendars!


While this is a glitzy, invite-only event, hayu and STELLAR are giving some lucky voters the chance to attend this very exclusive evening as a special guest, to mingle with their favourite social media stars and experience the glamour for themselves! So be sure to stay tuned for all of the details, either here or over on our Instagram!

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