These days, practically every celebrity is on Instagram and has extremely large followings, think Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift. These three would be obvious shoe-ins for the most popular posts on the social media network, but someone different actually took that title. The always-graceful Selena Gomez is the undisputed Queen of Instagram.
With her Revival album being a hit and her heartfelt speech at the AMAs bringing us all to tears, it’s no surprise that Selena Gomez became the most followed person on Instagram in 2016 with 104 million followers and counting. She also has 8 out of the 10 most popular posts on Instagram ahead of mega-stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and even Queen B.
At first glance, the photos that received millions and millions of likes seem nothing short of normal (of course, in a high fashion type of way), but they are nothing like these crazy Instagrams that broke the Internet. You wouldn’t necessarily think that these photos would receive the type of attention that they do, but it’s clear why her millions of fans gravitate towards them. Within each photo, Gomez’s fans see a simplicity that is her beauty and are compelled by her girl-next-door image.
Two other top posts for the year that weren’t claimed by Gomez came from sports icon Cristiano Ronaldo. Both photos include him embracing a trophy (because that’s what champions do).
Check ’em out below: