Cristiano Ronaldo, of Manchester United and Portugal, has broken another record by becoming the first person to reach 500 million Instagram followers.
As a result, he is currently the social media user with the most followers. This is a direct result of the great football player’s recent trend-following.
Ronaldo made headlines last week during an unexpected interview with Piers Morgan in which he insulted Manchester United’s owners, manager Erik ten Hag, and club star Wayne Rooney.
Furthermore, he has recently been trending when a photo of him with colleague Lionel Messi surfaced online. With over 36 million total likes, the image for a Louis Vuitton ad quickly became one of the most loved photographs on any social media network.
Many people’s hearts were broken when behind-the-scenes footage revealed that the image had been edited and that the two footballers were never in the same spot at the same time.
In the now-deleted video published by Louis Vuitton, the footballers were shown to have taken the photographs independently.