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This Famous Chef’s Cat Has More Instagram Followers Than You Do

His name is Nacho, and he has a passion for fish.

By Drew DiSabatino

Some people are born for the spotlight. They’ve got a confidence, a look, a certain "je ne sais quoi" that draws you to them. What you might not know, however, is that certain animals have that exact same magnetism.

Or, at least Nacho Flay does.

Paella anyone ???

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Nacho, as you can probably guess from his last name, is the feline BFF of celebrity chef Bobby Flay. They're two of a kind: bold personalities, adventurous spirits, and in-your-face attitudes.

Neither will back down from a challenge.

They both have highly refined palates.

And with their beefy frames, gingery hair, and unflinching stares, they look alike, too.

The orange Maine Coon is notable for several reasons besides his famous father: an unadulterated passion for fish, a mane of fur that just won’t quit, and nearly 85,000 Instagram followers. Does that seem like a lot? It should, because Nacho’s brand has more followers than Cheerios, Svedka Vodka, and FAGE yogurt…combined.

Which, to be fair, we totally get. Look at that face.

Gettin' ready for my close-up in case I win an #oscar

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In his spare time Nacho enjoys some of the finer things in life, like waiting not-so-patiently for Bobby to make him shrimp and fish nachos. Or hanging out with other A-list cats on Food Network sets. Or simply playing with some of his many food-themed catnip toys.

Though he may have attained celebrity status, Nacho doesn’t seem to let it get to his head. At the end of a long day, he’s just like any other working Joe who wants to get home, get comfortable, and enjoy a plate of sushi.

Enjoy, Nacho.

It's national Tequila day.. What's better than Nachos and Tequila???

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