Beyoncé's iconic pregnancy announcement has been named by Instagram as their most 'liked' image of 2017, The Verge reports. The photo, posted in February, showed Bey cradling her stomach in front of an elegant flower arrangement, alerting her 108m followers to the news that she was expecting twins. It was 'liked' 11.1m times, more than any other post on Instagram between January 1 and November 17 when the data was collected.
The second most 'liked' picture of the year came from Real Madrid soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, celebrating the birth of his twins in November. Following a theme, the third picture with the most double-taps was another from Beyoncé, also confirming that she had given birth to twins Rumi and Sir Carter in July. Clearly, the shortcut to Instagram clout in 2017 is baby related.
Meanwhile, Selena Gomez remains the most followed Instagram user with 130m subscribing to her feed. She had the fourth most 'liked' picture of the year with a shot of her and best friend Francia Raisa recovering in hospital from a kidney transplant. Five of the top ten most 'liked' pictures of 2017 came from Gomez.
Instagram's most 'liked' pictures 2017
I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith