Instagram Influencer Spotlight On: Eka @ekawatermelon

1) Tell us a little about yourself. What are you doing now and where do you come from?

I am a greek girl who grew up and almost spent all her life in germany. I got my bachelor’s degree in engineering and worked full time as a construction manager while bartending on the weekends. After I met my boyfriend, who lives in Miami I started visiting him so much to a point where I decided to just quit my job and start spending all of my earned money on traveling the world. To prevent me from spending every bit of it I bought a little and very old apartment in my favorite city Thessaloniki (Greece), renovated and am currently successfully renting it out on Airbnb 🙂

2) What are your topics of interest? What do you post on Instagram the most?

Travel in style pretty much sums it up. I share my passion for travel and fashion together and try to do so in almost every post. I just have a love for everything beautiful – might that be a view or a dress.

3) How did your Instagram name come about?

My full name is Ekaterini Karpouchtsi
so eka is short for my name and watermelon because karpuzi means watermelon in greek – which sounds very much like my last name (also the kids in the neighborhood used to make fun of me exactly for that reason back in the day)

4) What are some apps you use to edit your photos? Share with us your photo-editing routine!

I use three apps and 99,9% off the time all of them to edit every pic. I switch between Lightroom, Quickshot and Picsart but I only use the free version. To this day I haven’t paid for the upgrated/ plus version 🙂

5) Any Instagrammers whom you really like? Which Instagrammer inspires you the most?

there are quite a few with @marta__sierra being at the top of my faves list since she not only shares very similar content but I feel like the way we write our captions is similar

6) What’s your favorite part about being an influencer?

I love to create! I have always seen myself like an artist. And when I create visual content as part of a collaboration it feels more legitimate, like I feel more validated as a creator.

7) What’s your favorite part about StarNgage? Any exciting campaigns that you have joined through StarNgage before?

I am pretty new so I have applied for some and currently await responses. #fingerscrossed 🙂

8) What are some of your top tips to brands for running campaigns? How do you maintain authenticity?

to let the influencers create as freely as possible with very few restrictions and to pay them! It is a part of appreciation for the hard work serious influencers put in every post they create.

9) What would your advice be on the importance of quality and original content?

If you are an influencer you have to be creative and at the same time stay true to your specific style. Look at the competition every now and then. Get inspired by their creations and always take notes when you see something cool or you come up with an idea yourself.

10) What do you like best about partnering with brands?

working and getting paid for something you really like to do. Its like a dream job! No wonder everybody wants to do it full time 🙂


  • Art
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Nature & Outdoors
  • Photography
  • Travel



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