March 15, 2016


Selena Gomez Passes Taylor Swift as Most Followed Instagrammer

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Taylor Swift may have reigned supreme at this year's Grammy Awards, but she's no longer the ruler of Instagram: As of Monday, March 14, Selena Gomez is the most followed user on the social media platform, with her 69.5 million passing Swift's 69.2 million, Entertainment Weekly reports. Kim Kardashian follows at third place with a not-so-meager 63.7 million.

Gomez's Instagram has become a hub for glamorous celebrity glimpses and throwback pics to her childhood era on Barney. Swift and Gomez frequently make cameos on each other accounts via bestie selfies like the one below. 

As EW notes, Swift dominated Instagram in 2015, posting three of the platform's most liked photos and six of its top 10 videos.