Name: Corentin Gruson
Instagram: @corentingruson
# of followers: 18,1k
City: Paris
Occupation: Model & graphic/retail designer

How did you become popular on Instagram?

I am pretty new on Instagram. I have started to focus on posting pictures frequently less than a year ago. Since that, some pages have re-posted my pics and especially the hugogloss blog (more than 42,000 likes and 500 comments on my pic with teddy bear ;-). It has helped me a lot to promote my page!

How does your typical day look like?

I have 2 occupations: design/ creation and modeling. I do graphic and retail design ( for different companies. I also travel a lot for modeling and I have a lot of shootings and castings. I am represented in Paris by Mmanagement (Metropolitan group). So every day I juggle between my design office, castings and gym (I have to train hard to stay in shape).

How many times did you hear “Oh, I saw you on Instagram”?

I don’t feel like I’m super famous, but it did happen a few times when people came to me at parties/ events asking if I was the “corentin gruson”. It’s a bit fun and strange at the same time. Anyway, I love it and it’s a good way to meet new people!

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What does it mean to you to be popular on Instagram?

It doesn’t change anything for me. I stay myself – natural and fun, sharing my experiences and travels. I like promoting brands that I really like, as well as some new designers. I’m a designer too, so I know how important for them to be promoted.

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When you were a little boy, what did you dream about?

Haha 😉 I am still a little boy inside! Well, when I was a little boy I was dreaming about travels/ landscapes and crossing the world. Now that I work for my own, I can more and more make my dreams come true. I don’t stop to travel. I was in Dubai in November and December (for NY eve), just came back from a 10-day trip to NYC and am going to TLV next month! I can’t be happier than that: travel, meet new people and discover beautiful places in the world! ☺