Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner becomes first woman to hit 300 million followers on Instagram

Make-up mogul Kylie Jenner has become the first woman to reach 300 million followers on Instagram. 

Ariana Grande, previously the app's most popular woman, is now tied in second place with Selena Gomez. The singers have 289 million each. 

But Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo remains Instagram's most followed person, now with more than 388 million followers. 

Her partner, rapper Travis Scott, was performing at the Astroworld music festival, in Houston, Texas, on 5 November, when 10 people died during a stampede of fans

Jenner, who is pregnant with her second child by rapper Travis Scott, has not been posting as much on her verified account 

since the tragedy at Scott's Astroworld music festival that left 10 people dead and many more injured. 

As of Thursday morning, Jenner's most recent post was a set of images she shared of her pregnant belly just after the start of the new year.

The most followed at the moment is renowned professional soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo with 389 million followers as of Thursday.

Other accounts in the top 10 belong to former wrestler The Rock, reality-TV personality Kim Kardashian and singers Beyoncé and Justin Bieber. 

Jenner was recently in the news over speculation of the birth of her second child with rapper Travis Scott. Jenner 

and Scot split in 2019 and reunited in 2020, and ever since the couple has been spending a lot of time together.