From Finstas to Lurker Accounts: 15 Celebs Who Have Secret Social Media Handles
These accounts are arguably much more entertaining than the real ones
An excerpt from the book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, which appeared in U.K. newspaper The Times, detailed the early stages of Harry and Meghan's relationship — including following each other on social media.
Shortly after the couple's first date in London, Meghan began following the account @SpikeyMau5 — featuring a profile photo of a mouse-shaped helmet — on Instagram. Turns out, this was Prince Harry's secret social media page. The name combines his nickname "Spike" with one of his favorite DJs, Deadmau5.
Meghan also marked the beginning of her royal romance with a telling Instagram post on her now-defunct account. She shared a photo of a candy heart with the words "Kiss Me," along with the caption "Lovehearts in #London."
Both have since left the platform.
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The SKIMS founder also noted a little-known "fun fact" about her grandmother in the caption.
"My grandma has a creep IG account to see what we're all up to," the reality star dished.
Ah, the art of the finsta. (Translation: Fake Instagram, or an alternate Instagram account. Antonym: rinsta.) Some celebs have graced us mere mortals with a glimpse at their alter egos. One of those celebs is Bella Thorne, who recently tagged her alternate account, @ThatWeirdBitchBella, on her regular account’s Instagram Story. Follow Bella’s finsta for hilarious Bella-themed memes, pics of her pets and beautifully unfiltered selfies.
In preparation for her role as a Fox News employee in Bombshell, the Aussie actress created a fake Twitter account to observe how "young millennial conservative girls" operate, she told Variety.
"I didn’t understand her to begin with," Robbie said of her fictional character Kayla, who grew up Evangelical and politically conservative in central Florida. "But my process is to do a ton of research, consider every single option, know every single situation, scenario, thought and motivation inside and out, so I can step onto set and then let it all go."
The actress does indeed have an Instagram, but, sadly, it's shielded from public view. "I have a private one for you guys," she told Charlie's Angels costars Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott when asked if she's on social media during the trio's Wired autocomplete interview. "I want to play with you guys, I can't, like, be completely out of the game … Sorry, y'all, it's just for my exclusive friends."
"She's actually great on social media — you guys are missing out," Scott joked, as if we weren't already jealous enough of her primo access to Stewart's online life.
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The reality stars aren’t exactly known for keeping things private, but so far, they’ve made an exception when it comes to their alternate Instagram accounts. On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney told Kim, who was considering making a finsta, about Kendall and Kylie’s fake accounts, but the names were bleeped. Khloé tweeted that she’d only used her own finsta once, writing, "Kourtney made me a Finsta when we were drunk and I’ve only used it one once. To me, it’s pointless."
If you thought you couldn’t love the Queen of the North any more than you already do, we have news: Turner has an Instagram account solely dedicated to reviewing sausages from all over the world, and the account, @SophiesSausageReviews, is open to the public. Though she hasn’t posted a review for more than a year, here’s hoping she’ll be more active on the account now that Game of Thrones has wrapped.
Though the Riverdale star’s real Instagram account is full of stunning photography, some would argue that @Camera_Duels is the real work of art. To get some light revenge on people he thinks are invading his privacy, Cole snaps photos of fans while they attempt to take photos of him. In the captions, the actor dramatically details the “duel” between himself and the other photographer. “There existed a demon inside her ribs that drove her to take secret photos of my lunch,” he wrote on one post.
Allow us to introduce you to Skylark Tylark, Justin’s alter ego. Though the singer’s other account, @skylarkTylark_, only has four posts, it has almost 200,000 followers. With a photo from Coachella 2018 featuring Bella Thorne and two pics displaying his bromance with Post Malone, this account is just as random as Justin is — and that’s why we love it.
Not only does the Utah senator use a secret Twitter account, but he also goes under the pseudonym “Pierre Delecto.” The surprising confession came about thanks to a profile on Romney published in The Atlantic. In the piece, Romney said he created the account so he could stay in the mix while still being able to fly under the radar.
“I won’t give you the name of it,” he said, then added, “I’m following 668 people.” The politician also mentioned he follows journalists, athletes and late-night comedians, like “the big redhead from Boston” (a.k.a. Conan O'Brien).
Slate’s Ashley Feinberg — who previously went deep figuring out former FBI Director James Comey’s secret Twitter account — took it from there and announced on Twitter in October 2019, “i *believe* i may have found mitt romney’s secret twitter account.” Her accompanying article laid out a lot of circumstantial evidence that the account, which was created in July 2011 under the name “Pierre Delecto,” was in fact Romney’s.
That same night, speaking with Atlantic reporter McKay Coppins in a followup interview, Romney confirmed it was: “C’est moi.”
The singer revealed herself to be quite the onion ring connoisseur after she was outed as the owner of the since-deleted @onionringsworldwide Instagram account.
“I naively didn’t realize that it would be a thing that I was going to different places and trying the onion rings at each of those places,” the New Zealand native told Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on The Tonight Show.
Before the account was taken down, @onionringsworldwide garnered a total of 24 followers, including Lorde, Universal Music promotions director Justin Warren and Lorde’s keyboardist Jimmy Mac, according to Newshub.
Back in April 2018, the model donned a short blonde wig during a trip to Japan and posted paparazzi-style captions of her alter-ego, Rebekka Harajuku.
"Bekka as seen today in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan," she captioned one shot. "Rebekka being Rebekka yesterday in Harajuku, Tokyo," she wrote on another.
Get all of the singer's emotional support pig's updates on her separate account, @realpiggysmallz. Who needs well-thought-out captions when your content consists solely of adorable piglet pics?