Selena Gomez is no longer the most followed person on Instagram

30 October 2018, 18:03

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Here is who overtook the singer as the most followed on Instagram.

Singer and actress Selena Gomez has been Instagram's most followed celebrity since 2016. The star held the top spot for over two years, regularly racking up millions of likes on her photos.

The 'Hands To Myself' singer has been Instagram's top celebrity personality for a while but in October 2018, she was surpassed by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo is the well known football player who played for Spanish club, Real Madrid up until this summer, when he moved to Juventis football club in Italy.

His transfer announcement photo actually become one of the most liked photos on Instagram.

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Forza Juve! #FinoAllaFine

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At 144.5 million followers, Ronaldo has 200k more followers than Selena Gomez who, as of October 30, had 144.3 million admirers on the platform.

Though Selena's fans propelled her to Instagram queen status in 2016, she has been fond of taking breaks from the platform. Selena took a break as recently as September 2018, when she announced via Instagram that she would be stepping back from social media.

So, we know that Cristiano Ronaldo and Selena Gomez occupy the top two positions for most followed celebrities on Instagram, but who rounds out the top 10?

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 144.5 million

2. Selena Gomez - 144.3 million

3. Ariana Grande - 132 million

4. Kim Kardashian - 120 million

5. Beyonce - 119. 6 million

6. The Rock- 119.5 millon

7. Kylie Jenner - 117 million

8. Taylor Swift - 112 million

9. Neymar - 104 million

10. Justin Bieber - 102 million

And, yes, the number one liked photo on Instagram is still this gem.

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stormi webster 👼🏽

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