[Luxus Magazine] WIBA Awards 2024: Turkish chef and restaurateur Burak Ozdemir wins the Grand Prix de l’Influenceur at Cannes

The WIBA Awards recognize the most influential personalities on social networks. This glamorous annual event took place in the salons of the legendary Hôtel Martinez during the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, on Friday May 24, 2024. The timing was ideal, benefiting from the notoriety of the International Film Festival (FIF) and the Monaco Motor Grand Prix, which took place on the same day, Sunday May 26.


The eagerly-awaited gala brought together influencers and their friends from all over the world. It was a predominantly young audience, featuring some of the most beautiful women on the planet, dressed in spectacular gowns that were no match for the stars of the Cannes Film Festival. A jet-set yet friendly atmosphere punctuated the evening, with equal numbers of men and women in attendance.


This event was initiated by the World Influencers and Bloggers Association (WIBA) for the first time in 2019. It is the first and only international award for personalities present on social networks who are particularly active in their field (beauty, fashion, sport, animal causes, art, gastronomy, travel, music…).


WIBA is a network that brings together influencers and bloggers from the four corners of the globe: Cannes, London, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong, Bombay, Mauritius… With all its members, it totals over 200 million followers.


Mariia Grazhina Chaplin, founder and president of WIBA, explains on her platform: “We want to transform the potential of influencers into a far-reaching power of action to change the world for the better and contribute to universal peace, justice and equal opportunities for all. Influencers share a part of themselves, of their lives, communicate, make an impact, connect with their audience to help others and inspire them to act.”

The Esteriore brothers, voted best entertainment influencers at the WIBA Awards 2024 ©Corine Moriou

The evening kicked off with a welcome on the “blue carpet”, followed by a cocktail reception and the customary pose – optional, of course, for those accompanying the winners – in front of the photo wall to preserve the memorable moments.

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Featured Photo: the winners of the WIBA Awards 2024 at the Hôtel Martinez, May 24, 2024 ©Corine Moriou

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Corine Moriou
Corine Moriou was a senior reporter for the L'Express group for 15 years. Today, she works as a freelance journalist. Her favorite subjects are society, culture, travel and well-being. Never blasé, always ready!

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