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Cristiano Ronaldo edges out Selena as the most followed superstar on Instagram

Move over, Singer Selena Gomez, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is now the most followed person on Instagram.

Gomez, aged 26, who long held the title, officially dropped to the second most followed Instagram user on Monday 29th October 2018 with 144,390,391 followers.

As of Tuesday, Ronaldo, 33, on the other hand, had acquired 144,536,048 followers. The Portuguese Juventus player footballer who posts regularly amassing a large following on and offline.

The dethroning comes a little more than a month after Gomez announced that she was taking a break from social media amid two hospitalizations. The ‘Good For You’ singer is currently seeking treatment after suffering an emotional breakdown while in the hospital.

Here are the celebrities with the largest following on Instagram:

1. Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has 144,536,048 followers.

2. Selena Gomez has 144,390,391 followers.

3. “God is a Woman” singer Ariana Grande is the third most followed Instagram user, with 132+ million followers.

4. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is the fourth, with 119+ million.

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5. Actor Dwayne ‘ The Rock’ Johnson comes fifth with over 119 million followers.

6. Grammy award-winning musician Beyonce follows closely with 119 million followers.

7. Makeup mogul Kylie Jenner is at number seven with 118 million followers.

8. Trouble crooner Taylor Swift is 8th with 112 million followers.

9. Brazilian football ace comes in 9th place with 104 million followers.

10. Canadian musician Justin Beiber is at 10th place with 102 million followers.

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