AceShowbiz - G-Dragon is no longer the Korean king of Instagram. The 30-year-old leader of Big Bang has to abdicate the throne as the most-followed Korean star on the social media site to Chanyeol of EXO after the latter surpassed his follower count on Thursday morning, December 27.
As of 7:40 A.M. local time, the "So I Married an Anti-Fan" star had exactly 16.164,403 followers on Instagram, while G-Dragon came in close with 16,159,217 followers. Chanyeol had been trailing behind the "Crooked" hitmaker for some time. He had been the most-followed Korean celebrity since 2014.
Following the news, many took to Chanyeol's Instagram account to leave congratulatory messages for his latest milestone. "Congratulation for become the most followed kpop idol in instagram. Proud of you Aeri's baby," one fan said in one of his posts. One other echoed the remark, "Congratulations on becoming the most followed korean artist yes boi we Stan the right king," along with a fire emoji.
Chanyeol himself has yet to comment on his new milestone. His latest Instagram post was shared on Tuesday, December 25, when he was celebrating Christmas. The picture showed him sitting near a small Christmas tree, rocking a black T-shirt and matching shorts. He added a reindeer filter on his face. "Merry Christmas," he simply wrote in the caption, adding a slew of holiday-themed emojis.
Chanyeol is currently busy promoting his group's latest album "Love Shot" which hit the stores on December 13. Within hours after its release, it topped four of Korea's major real time charts as well as iTunes Top Albums charts in more than 50 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hungary, Myanmar and Finland among others.
The 1992-born heartthrob also recently guest-starred on "The Return of the Superman" along with fellow member Kai.