Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian Are Duking it Out for Instagram’s Most-Followed Person

Taylor Swift dethroned Kim Kardashian to become the most followed person on Instagram. 

The “Wildest Dreams” singer, who had been trailing behind in third place for months, has had a sudden surge in followers, passing both Kardashian and Beyoncé.

Currently at 45.5 million followers, Swift is closely followed by Kardashian who is at 45.4 million. So will Swift stay on top? It’ll be tough to beat the reality star, who isn’t exactly shy to post racy photos of herself. However, Swift has seen an increase in followers over the last month after posting photos from her 1989 tour.

Meanwhile, this is what The Keeping Up with the Kardashian star posts:


A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

…And this is what Swift posts on her Instagram: “Someone knitted this sweater for me of a Polaroid of myself and gave it to my mom tonight at the show. It has very quickly become my everything. Thank you, mysterious knitter.”

It’s safe to say they’re completely different. But, as this BuzzFeed article points out, both Swift and Kardashian have more followers than the entire population of Canada.

Now, that’s a milestone…