Hayu STELLAR InstaStar 2023: Rising InstaStar Nominees, Sponsored By Instagram

Time to start voting!

We’re back and better than ever!

The Hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards are returning for their third year this September – and it’s safe to say that we are so excited to crown the brightest and best in online content creation.

This year, we are once again joined by our amazing title sponsor Hayu, as well as so many other incredible category sponsors including Pandora, Penneys, Laura Mercier, Kerry Hanaphy, Perfectil, Instagram, Schweppes, and Tayto Occasions.

Taking place on Friday, September 8th in one of Dublin’s gorgeous and most exciting new venues, the Dean Townhouse, we’ll be celebrating the best Ireland has to offer when it comes to shining bright online across 12 categories: InstaStar of the Year, Rising InstaStar, Fashion InstaStar Over 100k, Fashion InstaStar Under 100k, Beauty InstaStar Over 50k, Beauty InstaStar Under 50k, Wellness InstaStar, Travel InstaStar, Home & Lifestyle InstaStar, Foodie InstaStar, Comedy InstaStar, Podcast InstaStar, as well as Best Dressed on the Night.

On the night, guests can enjoy some delicious drinks at the Dean Townhouse bar, a fun photobooth, and some tasty food too.

Take a look at the incredible nominees for Rising InstaStar, sponsored by Instagram, below – and make sure you cast your votes here NOW!

Catherine Agbaje @catherine_agbaje

Catherine is no stranger to us as she appeared on this year’s Love Island – and it’s safe to say, we followed her immediately. Formerly a real estate agent, Catherine is definitely one to watch out for.

Meg Hughes @meggghughes


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Appreciative of the little things in life, Meg is an up and coming digital creator. Interested in film as well as content creation, she succeeds in creating engaging and eye pleasing content that’s sure to capture the attention of a wider audience.

Shanice Griffin @itsshanice

Shanice is a talented content creator known for producing captivating content. With her ability to adapt and deliver content that suits a diverse audience, Shanice stands out in the world of content creation – a strong competitor in this category!

Brooke Scullion @Brookescullion


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Brooke Scullion, also known as Brooke, is an Irish singer who gained fame as the runner-up of Voice UK series 9. Recently, she headlined the Mother Block Party and the Academy, impressing audiences with her incredible talent. We can’t get enough of this singing Queen!

Adam Fogarty @adamfogartyy


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Adam, the Dancing King, has been making waves with his roles in iconic movies like Disenchanted and, most recently, Barbie. In addition to his acting career, he has transitioned into lifestyle and fashion content creation, and we couldn’t be happier to see his success.

Ayo Fierce @ayo_fierce


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This Irish model and creator, as well as mental health advocate, has accumulated over 60,000 followers on Instagram. Ayo focuses on fashion and beauty content and we just cannot get enough!

Words by Jakub Leszkiewicz