Researchers Use Instagram Data to Predict Next Top Model

Indiana University Bloomington is using Instagram to make predictions about the next top model. Fashion model. Not train model or anything like that. “Researchers at Indiana University have predicted the popularity of new faces to the world of modeling with over 80 percent accuracy using advanced computational methods and data from Instagram. To conduct their analysis, IU scientists gathered statistics on 400 fashion models from the Fashion Model Directory, a major database of professional female fashion models, tracking hair and eye color; height; hip, waist, dress and shoes size; modeling agency; and runways walked.”