It used to be a celebrity was best known once they became a household name, but in today’s society, it might be the person with the most Instagram follower wins. When it comes to ruling Instagram, the queen is not Beyonce as one might suppose, but actually Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez was the first to get 100 million Instagram followers and in honor of her achievement graces the cover of Time magazine. Selena Gomez currently has 126 million followers on Instagram while other notable celebrities follow.
Beyonce has 106 million and both Kim Kardashian West and Taylor Swift have 103 million. Selena’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber has 91.7 million. There’s no question about it. Selena Gomez is the queen of Instagram, but ruling social media isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, according to Selena.
Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez were both child actresses who appeared on Barney as children, then later starred on the Disney channel with their respective series Sonny with a Chance and Wizards of Waverly Place. You can check out a video clip of both Lovato and Gomez on Barney below. While no one has a crystal ball and can accurately predict the future, things seem to have gone full circle for both singers/actresses.
While Demi Lovato’s personal struggles were made public early on, Selena managed to keep a tighter grip on any issues she had dealt with due to fame and growing up in the public spotlight for quite some time. Selena Gomez spent time in rehab to deal with her underlying issues.
Selena Gomez recently spoke to InStyle Magazine in a question and answer session and addressed several issues, including her 90-day stay in rehab. She spoke about her early years in the spotlight and said she didn’t recommend acting for children.
“I think it is really dysfunctional to be in this industry at a young age where you’re figuring out who you are. I don’t recommend it.”
Selena also spoke to Time magazine about living your life on Instagram and in front of social media. In her InStyle magazine interview, she discussed how when she was younger and on Wizards of Waverly Place, she worried greatly about negative comments her fans would make.
If the fans didn’t like something, she would lose motivation and take it to heart.
Gomez learned that she had to move past negative comment. Now, in Time she discussed being vulnerable with her fans through social media and getting strength through that connection.
What do you think about Selena Gomez’ openness about her personal struggles and relationship with social media and her fans? Do you follow her on Instagram?
Selena Gomez’ social media account was recently hacked and nude photos of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber were published. It’s no surprise the Doxagram hackers targeted Selena Gomez since she is the Queen of Instagram with the most followers.