We come bearing huge Instagram news. The most popular social media platform has a new king. And can you guess who it is? It’s not a celebrity or a politician. All of your guesses are probably wrong because the most liked picture on Instagram is a shot of an egg. Who would’ve thought that a simple egg could de-throne Kylie Jenner from her number one spot? @world_record_egg is the mysterious account that now has more likes than anyone else on the planet.
“Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this.”- says the caption of the egg picture @world_record_egg.
What’s even crazier is that the photo currently has over 36 million likes. It debuted on Instagram on January 4 and managed to gather such a huge amount of likes in only 10 days. Since it became such a viral sensation, our guess is that the egg will definitely have many more double-taps in the days to come. The Egg Gang shared both their excitement and surprise with a short announcement on their Insta Stories. At this moment, no one knows who runs the Egg Gang, or why they decided to post a picture of an egg. All we can do is assume and speculate while the likes are growing. For things to become even more interesting, the account is also selling merch now. It is followed by 5 million fans.
“This is madness. What a time to be alive. Thank you so much for all of your support and messages. I’m gonna try and get back to as many of you as possible. But for now, I need to sleep. It doesn’t end here though, we’re only just getting started. #EggGang Mic drop.”
Until this strange phenomenon appeared, Kylie Jenner had the most liked picture on Instagram. It was actually the first shot of her daughter Stormi. The youngest Jenner decided to keep her pregnancy private, which drew even more attention once Stormi was born. Kylie’s picture has 18.4 million likes, which is only half compared to the egg’s popularity. It’s so impressive how social media works. The beauty mogul is a huge Instagram star, who also has the 5, 9, 10 and numerous other spots on the list for most liked shots. Many predict that if her baby daddy Travis Scott would propose, that would definitely break the new record by the @world_record_egg. The whole Kardashian/Jenner clan enjoys massive following with millions of likes per share.
Justin Bieber is now located on the third spot. His photo that announced the engagement with Hailey Baldwin has 13.4 million likes. Justin shared it on July 9, 2018, shortly after the news came out that he proposed. The couple had been dating in the past and decided to rekindle their relationship last summer. Very shortly after they were caught hanging out again, Biebs took out the ring and asked Baldwin to be his wife.
Just recently Selena Gomez also lost a record when it comes to Instagram. The singer was the most followed person on earth for quite a while. But shortly after announcing her absence from social media, Cristiano Ronaldo managed to gather a larger following. The third one on the list is Ariana Grande. She is also mega-popular and has the sixth most liked photo ever. It’s a tribute she shared of Mac Miller, her former boyfriend, shortly after his death last year.