Esther Areola / Est Are


This year brought a first for Esther Areola, who moved out of her family home into a new house with teenage son Koko. She was also one of several influencers chosen for Instagram’s Creator Quest, sharing skills with the next generation of Black content creators. Campaigns were plentiful, but two of the most exciting saw her hosting an Instagram talkshow for Disney+ and being named a Pandora ambassador.