Fabulous Cattos: A Guide to the Most Popular Picture Purrfect IG Cats

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If you're on any social network, you've most probably seen one or two adorable kitties appear in your feed. Since they're so cute, you've probably clicked on their video once, only to realize that you couldn't get out of the black hole of cat videos.

On Instagram alone, cats take over the explore feed on a daily basis. You'll find these little kitties doing things they do best—look cute. Owners typically post photos or videos of these adorable cats, which gain tons of likes and follows on their accounts.

Celebrity Catto—what is that?

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Many of these cats you see on social media soon become popular thanks to their unmatched cuteness and adorable personalities. Soon enough, they become quite the internet celebrity, raking in thousands of likes in just one photo or video alone.

And this is how a celebrity catto is born.

Celebrity cats are popular cat personalities that thousands, if not millions, of people follow on social media. Their cuteness draws in users from all over the world via social media platforms. If you ask anybody who follows a celebrity cat on social media, they'll say that the cats are great at bringing smiles every time they scroll through their feed.

Most of the time, these celeb cats are ambassadors and advocates of good cat ownership since many started out as rescues. Some of them may have been bought from a breeder, but typically they are adopted by their owners from pounds or shelters.

Sooner or later, this popularity also turns these cats into cat influencers. Many pet brands send their products to these cuddly felines in exchange for some visibility in their photo or post captions.

Most Popular Cat-fluencers

Truth be told, there are a lot of cute cats on the internet. However, not all of them can boast the sheer number of followers these fellas do. Here are some of the most popular felines you might encounter on your next social media scroll.

1. Nala Cat @nala_cat

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Nala the Cat is actually our most popular feline celebrity. With a whopping 4.4 million followers (and counting!), this adorable kitty is sure to make you smile with her cuteness. She currently holds the Guinness World Record title of having the most followers for a cat account since September 2019.

Nala is a rescue cat who thankfully found her fur-ever home when she was five months old. Her Instagram account was created by her owner/furmom Pookie to help share her story with everyone. Fortunately, Nala's popularity snowballed into more pet adoption stories and a cat food brand with her name on it.

2. 'Lil Bub (@iamlilbub)

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If you've been on the internet for a while, I'm quite sure you've seen this adorable kitty named 'Lil Bub. She was born with genetic mutations and required special care, but fortunately, she found a loving owner willing to miles for him.

Her popularity started when her owner, Mike Bridavsky, started posting her pics online through Tumblr. Everyone found this wide-eyed, tongue-sticking-out feline super cute, and soon, everyone wanted more of Bub.

Unfortunately, Bub passed away in 2019 from health issues, but her owner still advocates for cats and pets with genetic and health issues. He has now adopted a new cat named Marbles, who is just as cuddly and adorable as Bub.

3. Grumpy Cat (@realgrumpycat)

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Another internet celebrity that everyone knows is Tardar Sauce, more popularly known as Grumpy Cat. This perpetually grumpy-looking feline became popular sometime around 2012 when her photos went viral. People turned her frowny face into a popular internet meme that millions of people use.

Grumpy's scowl is a result of some form of feline dwarfism. However, this scowl became very popular as her image became a meme and soon became merchandise that her fans loved. Unfortunately, Grumpy passed away in 2019 due to an infection, but her grumpy scowl will live on forever.

4. Coby the Cat (@cobythecat)

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If you check out Coby the Cat's Instagram account, you'd probably say the same thing as everyone else does—he's a very beautiful cat. This fabulously gorgeous feline has nearly 2 million followers, all swooning over his fiercely beautiful looks.

Coby is a male British Shorthair with fluffy, pristine white fur, common in their breed. However, one of the most striking features of this feline is his pristine ice-blue eyes. His owner, Rebecca, started Coby's account as a joke, but people soon fell in love with the cat just as she did.

5. Sam (@samhaseyebrows)

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Have you ever seen a cat with eyebrows? No? Well, now you're about to. Meet Sam. No, he doesn't really have real eyebrows, but he does have a pair of black markings on his coat that resembles this facial feature.

These black fur markings make him look perpetually worried or surprised, depending on how wide his eyes are. This adorable feline was actually a foster fail, as his family originally intended to foster Sam until someone wanted to adopt him. Fortunately for him, being with his forever family has now resulted in his internet fame.

6. Venus the Two-face Cat (@venustwofacecat)

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Have you ever wondered what cats would look like if you split them in half? Meet Venus—a half-black and half-orange tortoiseshell cat with his fur perfectly split in the middle of her face. She has one green eye and one blue eye, and she is a rarity in the world of felines.

Venus' quirky features result from a genetic anomaly which prompted scientists to marvel and look at this unique kitty. She is one of the most famous feline celebrities out there, amassing about 2.2 million followers on Instagram and about another million more on Facebook.

How can my kitty become famous?

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Everyone wants a star on their hands. After all, who wouldn't want fame and recognition by simply meowing at your owner's phone while they post a video of you?

Truth be told, there is no magic trick or special hack to get famous. Sometimes, all it takes is a bunch of your friends and family sharing your kitten's antics with their network. This is often the beginning of your pet's popularity, and the rest, as they say, will be history.

Since there is no perfect way to get your feline internet famous in a snap, you can always start by creating an account to document their cuteness and funny tricks. In the world of internet virality, the best way to get your feet on the ground is by consistently producing content. At some point, one of them will hit the jackpot for internet stardom.

Purr-fectly fabulous

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Whether you're simply looking for a cute kitty to adore or for some giggles, these fantastic felines will liven up your social media feed. Add them to your social media platforms to get your daily or weekly dose of cuteness to make your day better.

When checking out these fabulous felines, take a look at some of their advocacies as well. Some of them may have events for pet adoptions or sponsorships for shelters. These are great opportunities to offer help and support to animals in need, and who knows, you may find something you'd love to join in.

If you enjoyed this article, check out these posts with more information on some of the breeds we spotlighted:

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