- An image of a hen's egg is trending at number one on Instagram, edging out Kylie Jenner who had the coveted position
- The photo was posted by an account called world_record_egg which urges people to whitewash the record set by the reality TV star
- Kylie took the threshing by the egg in good stride and posted a previous photo of herself frying an egg on the tarmac
A photo of a hen's egg is the most-liked image on Instagram, edging out Kylie Jenner who previously held the position.
Photo garnered 30.5 million likes
Guinness World Records reports that an account called world_record_egg posted the photo on Friday, January 4, 2019, asking people to like it and surpass the record set by Kylie Jenner at 18 million.
"Let's set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this," read the previous post.
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By Monday, January 14, the photo of the egg duly surpassed the reality TV star's total boasting 30.5 million likes during that afternoon. Now it boasts 56 million likes.
This is madness
"This is madness. What a time to be alive. Thank you so much for all of your support and messages," said the anonymous account.
"I'm gonna try and get back to as many of you as possible. But for now I need to sleep. It doesn't end here though, we're only just getting started. #EggGang Mic drop," read another part.
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The story of the egg came hot on the heels of a new record for the fastest time to gain one million followers on Instagram by K-Pop rising star Kang Daniel.
The excitement around the egg account grew as the possibility emerged that breaking the record held by a social media titan celebrity just might be possible.
Kylie took it well
The reality star took it all in stride and responded by posting an older video of her trying to fry an egg on tarmac.
"Take that little egg," she captioned.
Jenner, however, still retains the record title for the highest annual earnings for a celebrity (female, current), which may be some comfort.
In the world of social media, prior to a recent update on Twitter, an image of an egg represented accounts which did not have a profile photo.
Jenner hit 300 million followers on Instagram
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the American model became the first woman in the world to hit 300 million followers on Instagram.
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People reports that Kylie dethroned singer Ariana Grande to become the most followed person on the photo and video-sharing app.
A scan through Kylie's page shows that the businesswoman shares stunning photos of herself, her daughter, her family, and talks about her business.