When Instagram emerged on the social media scene in late 2010, we instantly gravitated toward the picture-sharing app brimming with image filters that made even the most mundane shots picture-perfect. Fast forward to today and Instagram has become an everyday part of life for millions, and has even become a huge business for both everyday people and popular faces.
While Instagram has made stars out of pets, foodies, and even makeup gurus, it is no surprise that more traditional celebs like athletes, models, and entertainers are the most-followed users on the platform. From musical icons to soccer phenoms, here are 10 most-followed celebrities on Instagram.
1. Selena Gomez: 140.4 million followers
For a young singer who has historically had a difficult past with social media—taking breaks for mental health reasons—Selena Gomez has managed the most loyal stream of followers on Instagram, topping the list again this year. Whether it is the rare romantic selfie with now ex Abel Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd or a picture of her snacking on pizza post-performance, she continues to give her followers adorable sneak peeks into her private life—and a ton of fashion inspo as the brand ambassador of Coach.
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