Instagram Queen: Selena Gomez Reclaims Top Spot from Kylie Jenner
It’s official: Selena Gomez has reclaimed her spot as most followed celebrity on Instagram. Kylie Jenner was just keeping it
It’s official: Selena Gomez has reclaimed her spot as most followed celebrity on Instagram.
Kylie Jenner was just keeping it warm for her.
This week has seen a huge resurgence for Gomez after she clapped back at trolls, spoke about wishing she looked more like Bella Hadid, and then took back her crown as social media queen.
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Selena Gomez is the Reigning Champ on Insta
Selena Gomez has officially become the most followed woman on Instagram once again, surpassing Kylie Jenner. pic.twitter.com/ydJe7W9Jur— Pop Base (@PopBase) February 22, 2023
You might be forgiven for thinking it’s 2010, because the era of Selena Gomez is here again.
Our girl is having a moment right now as she’s reclaimed her top spot on social media, and is fighting the good fight for body positivity and starting anew.
This week, Gomez officially became the most followed celebrity on Instagram – again – after taking the spot away from the lovely Kylie Jenner.
The Independent reports, “As shown on her Instagram account, the 30-year-old singer has approximately 380 million followers. While Instagram followers are subject to change, Jenner appears to have the same follower count as Gomez.
When looking at the source code for both Gomez and Jenner’s Instagram profiles, Gomez’s follower count appears to be closer to 416 million while The Kardashians star’s count appears to be closer to 408 million followers.”
Congrats to Gomez – and well deserved.
Selena Gomez Isn’t Here for Body Shamers
Selena Gomez goes live on TikTok to address comments about her body. She talks about her health, medication for lupus and how they affect her body. pic.twitter.com/JL3hIArShB— Selena Gomez News 🎬 (@OfficialSGnews) February 16, 2023
Because Gomez is having her day in the sun (again) for good reason.
Last week, the “Love You Like a Love Song” singer clapped back at trolls who were trying to body shame her.
Video of her TikTok livestream went viral as Gomez explained that medication to treat her Lupus was causing weight gain, and she wasn’t tired of the body shaming.
“Not a model, never will be” she explained.
The pop star told followers, ““I think they’re awesome, mind you, I’m just definitely not that. I just wanted to tell you I love you guys, and thanks for supporting me and understanding. And if not, go away, ’cause honestly, I don’t believe in shaming people for their body or anything.”
She added, “I tend to hold a lot of water weight, and that happens very normally. When I’m off of it, I tend to lose weight. Really, guys, I just wanted to … encourage anyone out there who feels any sort of shame for exactly what they’re going through, and nobody knows the real story.”
“I just want people to know that you’re beautiful and you’re wonderful. Yeah, we have days where maybe we feel like shit, but I would much rather be healthy and take care of myself. And my medications are important, and I believe they are what helps me.”
The 30-year-old Instagram queen was diagnosed with Lupus in 2014. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks connective tissues in the body, which can lead to organ failure and complications as well as pain, fatigue and other symptoms.
Medications like steroids are often used during Lupus flare-ups to bring the disease symptoms under control, and they can cause significant water weight gain.
Bella Hadid Who? Lady Gaga Sends Love to Gomez
Lady Gaga shows love to Selena Gomez after she wished she was 'as pretty as Bella Hadid':— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 22, 2023
“You look and are beautiful inside and out. One of my favorite ladies alive!” pic.twitter.com/oyJKq8F8qN
Gomez’s winning week continued after she received some love from another pop queen: Lady Gaga.
Buzzfeed explains, “In a video shared to TikTok this week, Selena tried out a Bella-inspired filter as she lip-synched along to the viral sound of the model saying, ‘So my name — my name is Bella Hadid.’ She also wrote in the caption, ‘I wish I was as pretty as Bella Hadid.'”
Hadid and Gomez have a complicated relationship after the public pitted them against each other over their shared love (and former relationships) with Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd.
But it seems like Gomez is ready to bury the hatchet with her words of affirmation for Hadid.
However, Gaga wanted to make sure that Gomez wasn’t down on herself too much in the process.
Gaga responded to Gomez’s post with a simple and sweet, “You look and are beautiful inside and out. One of my favorite ladies alive!”
So yes, Selena Gomez is back and better than ever – and trolls, doubters and haters can all leave her alone.