The people have spoken—loud and clear!
We’re proud to announce The Influence Award 2023 winners. These are the digital dynamos and mastermind agencies that you crowned as your ultimate faves of this past year across 20 categories. As always, we’re your host The Influence Agency.
Now, without further ado, let’s roll out the red carpet!
Who is that racing into the end zone? It’s of course none other than Brady Oliveira snagging the trophy for Athlete Influencer of the Year!
Not only does Brady leave his heart on the field for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but he also leaves ours on the floor by adorably rescuing dogs off the streets. It’s through this combo of heart and hustle that he earned his athlete influencer crown.
All hail Nazanin Kavari, this year’s beauty influencer champion!
Nazanin always shines bright as she balances life as a mom with the glitz of a beauty guru. With a million-strong Instagram following, she’s your daily dose of skincare and beauty, proving motherhood and glam can be the perfect duo.
From real estate to reality TV, Bre Tiesi is a business Influencer icon.
Bre embodies the modern businesswoman, balancing her role as Nick Cannon’s partner and a star on Selling Sunset while also killing it as an LA real estate mogul. She’s the total package, and certainly deserving of the Business Influencer of the Year title.
Take a bow, Taylor Lindsay-Noel!
Taylor isn’t just changing the game; she’s rewriting the rules. An ex-gymnast who’s now a beacon for disability representation and the entrepreneurial mind behind Cup of Te, she’s an inspiration powerhouse and our Changemaker of the Year.
Make it back-to-back wins for Cogey Marx!
Cogey defended her title as Comedy Influencer of the Year with her unique brand of vintage-inspired humour. Her feed is a treasure trove of laughs, delivering everything from spot-on astrology roasts to mental health pick-me-ups.
This crown is a family affair for Duana & Curtis Cooper!
The Coopers bring the fun and the funky to family life. Their high-energy household—complete with adorable matching pyjamas and viral dance moves—has us all wanting in on their family fun. They don’t just share their life; they uplift their followers with every post.
Monique Smith is the fashion Influencer that’s got everyone saying ‘Yasss!’
Monique turns every sidewalk into a runway, dazzling us with her Barbie-esque looks. She’s the go-to for fashionistas seeking inspiration, and her eye for pretty-in-pink glam has got just about everyone smashing the follow button.
Whitney Simmons is lifting the trophy for Fitness Influencer of the Year!
Ever need a gym buddy? Look no further than Whitney Simmons, whose humour-laced, mic’d-up workout sessions have us crying-laughing in between sets. She’s the perfect mix of fitness and fun, and as our Fitness Influencer of the Year, she’s undoubtedly the online partner we all need for those sweaty selfie sessions.
We’re serving My Nguyen’s Food Influencer of the Year title on a delicious platter.
My Nguyen’s unique twist on Asian and Western cuisine makes every meal an adventure. Discover recipes that are as nutritious as they are delicious. It’s this scrumptious blend of health and taste that has made her the food influencer queen.
Other gaming influencers need to level up if they want to beat Kennedy Rose!
Kennedy has turned the gaming world into a cozy, seasonal slice of paradise. With her Instagrammable setups and Nintendo Switch sessions, she’s become a champion for girls in gaming and earned her high score of Gaming Influencer of the Year.
Kelly Uchima is this year’s top health and wellness icon!
This Japanese-American influencer doesn’t shy away from the tough topics, serving up a heartwarming mix of IBS-friendly recipes and mental health support. It’s her honesty and relatability that cemented her as the Health & Wellness Influencer of the Year.
Cue the home makeover magic with The Sorry Girls, breaking out to clean the title for Interior Design Influencer of the Year!
The Sorry Girls aren’t just about DIY—they’re about dreaming and doing. Their YouTube channel is a treasure trove of transformation where second-hand finds become first-class chic. We dare you to find someone who tops their creativity and resourcefulness.
Noelle Downing is all about that lifestyle influencer glow-up.
New York City’s very own Noelle is serving up slices of her stylish life, from trendsetting outfits to home decor that has us swooning. Her lifestyle content is a blend of urban energy and serene living spaces worthy of her Lifestyle Influencer of the Year title.
Jet-setting her way to the top, Joy Obazei is our Travel Influencer of the Year.
Joy takes us around the world from the comfort of our screens, infusing luxury into every itinerary. This Texan traveller has a knack for making every destination the next must-visit spot, and that’s why she’s our Travel Influencer of the Year.
Keep an eye out for Peter “Nugget” Nguyen, our Up & Coming Influencer for 2023!
Bursting onto the scene with a bang, Peter has TikTok in stitches with his pop culture punchlines. From a wannabe comedian to a 3.9 million-strong following, he’s the breakout star we’ve all been rooting for. Safe to say he’s arrived.
Shine Talent Group finally snags the ultimate award!
From boutique to big-time, Shine Talent Group stands tall as our Large Agency of the Year. They’re the backstage brains elevating influencers to superstardom, and with an ever-growing constellation of talent that’s established them as industry trendsetters.
SMITH&SAINT takes the crown for Boutique Agency of the Year.
SMITH&SAINT turns digital dynamos into legends. They’re all about building brands and careers with care, proving great things come in personalized packages when you apply the right kind of hands-on hustle.
Connor Lyn steals the show as Talent Manager of the Year!
Whether he’s grooving to a sunrise or jet-setting in bare feet, Connor knows how to make a star shine on social media. He’s the talent manager with a magic touch, turning potential into bonafide Internet stardom.
And just like that, we drop the mic on another The Influence Awards.
High-fives all around to the trailblazing winners and the inspiring nominees who turn our endless scrolls into wow moments. Fancy a peek at more social superstars? Tap here to see the second and third-place winners who came up just short.
We’d also like to thank our judges, sponsors, and, of course, everyone who voted to ensure these awards truly are the people’s choice. The Influence Awards are a team effort that we couldn’t pull off without all of your dedication
Goodbye for now—see you all next year!1