January 13, 2022
Reality TV star and cosmetics executive Kylie Jenner has become the first woman to reach 300 million followers on Instagram. The 24-year-old “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum reached the mark this week, to trail only Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo with 388 million followers. Facebook-owned Instagram’s own account has the most followers with 460 million.
Regardless, the “Queen of Instagram” long ago surpassed previous female social media polesitter Ariana Grande, who tracked more than 146 million followers in 2019.
Jenner achieved the milestone despite laying low on the social media platform in recent months following last November’s Astroworld rap music festival tragedy in Houston, where 10 concertgoers were crushed to death in a stampede trying to see her boyfriend, Travis Scott, perform.