How do some celebrities get their first name as their handle on Instagram or any other platform?

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How has the name not already been taken? And I mean only first no last name. Do some of them pay for it or??

For example, Nina Dobrev’s @ is just nina

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They pay for it. That’s all there is to it. It’s not complicated lol they are going delete my answer anyway because it’s not deserving but really that’s all there is to it

Many got in early.

For example, @WillSmith on Twitter is not Will Smith the actor but actually Will Smith that worked/works in tech media and was at the announcement of Twitter and got the handle.

If they don’t get in early they buy them.

My Twitter account is my first name. I got in first, in 2006. And I’m just a dude.

It’s a pain in the ass, tbh – you get endless messages that aren’t for you.

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