Selena Gomez officially became the first woman on Instagram to surpass 400 million followers on Friday (March 17).
Selena Gomez passed Kylie Jenner on Friday to become the first woman to have 400 million Instagram followers, just a few weeks after dethroning Jenner from the top spot. With 382 million Instagram followers, Jenner is not far behind, but Gomez has been quickly gaining ground.
Gomez has the most followers of any woman on the platform, but Cristiano Ronaldo, a football player, has 563 million more followers overall. Another football superstar, Lionel Messi, follows with 443 million.
The Only Murders in the Building star took to the social media platform on Sunday (March 19) to show her appreciation to her millions of supporters around the world.
“Wishing I could hug all 400 million of you,” Gomez captioned a photo gallery on Instagram of herself excitedly posing with fans.
As of Sunday morning, the 30-year-old actress and singer had 401 million Instagram followers.
Gomez’s most recent post was a stunning makeup-free selfie with the simple caption, “Violet Chemistry,” which is a track title from Cyrus’ freshly dropped eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation.
The “Lose You to Love Me” singer returned to personally posting on her Instagram page in January, more than four years after she deleted the app from her phone and gave posting rights to a member of her team due to her unhealthy relationship with the platform. “At one point Instagram became my whole world, and it was really dangerous. In my early 20s, I felt like I wasn’t pretty enough. There was a whole period in my life when I thought I needed makeup and never wanted to be seen without it,” she previously told InStyle magazine.