Kristen Stewart's new public Instagram account is thought to be a fake. While the Twilight star's fans were thrilled when an account claiming to be the 'Official account for Kristen Stewart' became active on Thursday, it is now believed to be run by someone impersonating Kristen. Despite 24-year-old Kristen previously claiming that she had a profile on the social media site that was only visible to her friends in order to maintain her privacy, an account in the name 'K.J.Stewart' began sharing photos and selfies for all to see.
Support for the profile quickly gained momentum from Kristen's legions of fans and within 24 hours of the account being activated it had over 26,300 followers. "Hello Instagram," was the caption that accompanied the first post – a black-and-white picture of Kristen with make-up artist Jillian Dempsey and hair stylist Adir Abergel. Other pictures on the account included two throwback images of the actress's hair in a fishtail plait. Suggesting that Kristen was feeling nostalgic for her longer locks, one of the photos was captioned: "Miss my hair".
Among the first 23 Instagram accounts that Kristen was thought to be following were fellow actresses Chloë Grace Moretz, Elle Fanning and her former Twilight co-stars Dakota Fanning, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli and Ashley Greene.
In spite of the account's growing number of followers, many of Kristen's fans remained sceptical about its authenticity as the star is known to shun media attention and is famed for her coy persona when off-set.
"Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo, not that I ever would, that's exactly what people would be desecrating me for," she told American ELLE when quizzed on why she chooses not to smile for photographs. "They'd be like, 'now you're going to give it up, now you're a sellout.' like, okay. What do you want? What would you like?"