A picture of an egg has claimed the first spot for the most liked Instagram photo of all time in less than two weeks.
That’s right. A picture of an egg.
The Instagram account @world_record_egg uploaded the picture on January 4 that says:
“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 🙌”
The previous record belonged to the photo by Kylie Jenner announcing her daughter’s name. It has about 18.5 million likes at the moment this article being written.
Egg Gang’s account with just one uploaded photo was able to get over 20 million likes and gain over 1.6 million followers in 10 days. For comparison, the Kylie Jenner’s picture took almost a year to gain over 18 million likes.
Now, almost two weeks later, the account is now on its way towards 7 million followers and 50 million likes.
According to multiple sources, the Egg Gang’s account owner said that it’s being run by a chicken from Britain, “Henrietta”. Henrietta confirmed through an email that Eugene is her egg, according to reporters who reached out to her. She also said:
“…the power of the egg is strong”
There you have it, a new record. The likes are still pouring in, so it’s going to be very hard for the next challenger to dethrone the egg.