Dan “King of Instagram” Bilzerian is the kind of guy who makes feminists see red—he leads a controversial and lavish life full of exotic cars, guns, his three-legged cat Smushball and a bevy of beauties that would make Hugh Hefner blush. Immortalized by T-pain in a song simply entitled “Dan Blizerian,” the majority of women write him off as an egotistical, sexist pig, while plenty of men choose to admire him from afar.
Over 19 million people follow Blizerian’s Instagram primarily for one reason—girls on girls on girls. You’d be hard-pressed to find a lady who wan’t easy on the eyes hanging with the “Blitz,” but before you slut-shame these women often assumed to be high-end escorts with daddy issues, you might be surprised to learn many of them are actually girl’s girls with ambition for days.
So before you throw a stone from your glass house, take a minute to consider the method behind the crazy parties and bikini-clad madness.
1. Lindsey Pelas
The Instagram model from Louisiana wants to make two things clear—she considers herself a “feminist” bombshell, and she’s defniitely not a slut.
Pelas moved to LA despite people telling her she wouldn’t make it alongside the droves of beautiful models and actresses in Tinseltown. She says she initially deterred Blizerian’s advances because she thought he was a playboy. But after taking some photos and making a video that went viral of her running in slow motion, she became “internet famous.”
“I had a million followers in six weeks, and it was all Dan’s doing,” Pelas said.
The 25-year-old isn’t afraid to admit she enjoys being super sexy and has been able to make a living solely between social media and appearance opportunities for over a year.
“My biggest passion right now is to legitimize myself in a career further than the internet,” she said.
Pelas says Blizerian treated her more respectfully than anyone she’s ever dated in her “entire life.”
“He’s not what you would think,” she said. “People shame women for nearly everything, especially if they want attention or if they want to be independent and if they want to speak their minds.”
Pelas thinks some men are intimidated by the power and success she has acquired through her 5 million Instagram followers.
“When they see someone who doesn’t have to show up to a job and has this free time, it really attacks a male ego,” Pelas said. “I’m making bank off of what should oppress me.”
2. Jessa Hinton
The former Playmate and beauty blogger dated Blizerian for three years.
“I’ve had both serious girlfriends and boyfriends,” Hinton said. “I’ve known I was bisexual since the age of 13. And, bisexual is not bi-curious, by the way. Some people think a few shots of Patron make you bisexual. That’s not the case.”
Hinton is a beauty and fashion blogger, host and model. Her Twitter account allows you to contact her for “smart ass bookings/inquiries.” Her word to the wise?
“People will talk $hit no matter what. As long as you’re a good human being and love what you’re doing in life, screw the people who aren’t on your team.”
3. Lauren Blake
The 21-year-old biochemistry major and self-professed “travel bug” has been trolled by sites questioning whether she is Blizerian’s “side chick” or “bottom bitch?” Blake promotes fitness products on her Instagram account, and what do fitness models want? Followers.
Our guess is she’s laughing all the way to the bank while paying for her college education through a slew of endorsements on Instagram.
4. Sam Abernathy
Abernathy is a professional poker player and often posts photos alongside her giant Bengal cat Binks. She can be seen hanging out with Blizerian and accompanying him on exotic trips.
Earlier this year, Blizerian offered her a freeroll bet for $10,000 if she could ride her bike from LA to Vegas in 72 hours. Over 320 miles later, the up-and-coming poker player was $10,000 richer. And to think people pay to run a marathon…
5. Sunshine Shen
The Playboy model seems to share Blizerian’s affinity for exotic animals and recently posted a “Where’s Waldo-esque?” photo of herself dining with Blizerian and a handful of her girlfriends. We’re guessing he picked up the tab.
Read on for five more unapologetic Blizerian babes.
6. Corin Jamie-Lee Clark
When the Vancouver-based beauty wanted to learn how to shoot, she knew who to turn to. Blizerian was enlisted in the Navy for four years and completed 510 days of grueling Navy Seal training, so it’s a safe bet to say he knows a thing or two about guns.
The impromptu lesson probably didn’t hurt her Instagram following either.
7. Kailey Weldon
The Monster energy girl isn’t afraid to admit one of the perks of hanging out with Blizerian.
Pelas adds Blizerian has a chef and will feed everyone who comes over to party. So before you judge these women, don’t pretend you’ve never shamelessly used a guy to buy you pizza.
8. Tawny Jordan
Jordan likes to travel. Blizerian likes to travel. Sounds like a match made in heaven. Especially when Jordan links to a discount hotel booking engine on her Instagram for hotel rooms in over 100 destinations worldwide. We’re guessing she makes some handsome commission for every trip she sells.
Those extra Instagram followers can’t be bad for business either. Because who doesn’t need B12 Vitamins while flying on their private jet?
9. Mabelynn Capeluj
The former Miss California and broadcast journalism major aspires to work for E! News as an entertainment reporter. Not an easy job to land, the bilingual beauty is probably privy to the fact it’s all about who you know, and it can’t hurt knowing Dan Blizerian.
10. Morgan Hultgren
The tattooed model perpetuates her bad girl image in some of the more risqué photos on Blizerian’s Instagram—posing with knives, skulls and even a crocodile. Much like Pelas, she chooses to ignore her haters.
Her bio on her Instagram reads: “I’ve got people talking down on me like like I give a f*ck. Knives get me wet. Self-employed. Odd sense of being kind but looking evil.”
Pelas echoes her thoughts on slut-shaming the women who have used Blizerian’s platform to advance their careers.
“What pisses me off is the fact that because I’ve dated someone in the public eye who’s openly promiscuous and provocative, that I in turn must be the same way,” Pelas said. “I must have low standards and low self esteem and little respect for myself, and it’s the exact opposite.”