Katy Perry has broken a record that speaks volumes about her popularity and her impact in the world of pop and beyond. The pop star boasts the highest follower count on Twitter as of the beginning of July. According to Billboard, Katy Perry currently has 90 million followers on Twitter.
— Teen Choice Awards (@TeenChoiceFOX) July 9, 2016
Prior to July 1, nobody has ever hit 90 million followers before on Twitter. Katy Perry even left Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift in the dust as she officially became the only person in history to reach that impressive figure.
To commemorate the memorable moment, Twitter featured a picture of Katy Perry celebrating the 90 million followers milestone, which also served as a thank you to everyone who formed part of the number.
— Twitter (@twitter) July 1, 2016
Twitter also released an announcement about the landmark record and released some interesting statistics about Katy Perry’s Twitter presence. According to Twitter’s stats, the top six expressions used by Katy’s fans in tweets mentioning here are “my queen,” “beautiful,” “the best,” “better than,” “amazing,” and “my spirit animal.”
At the time that Katy Perry reached 90 million Twitter followers, Justin Bieber had 83.8 million followers while Taylor Swift had “just” 79 million followers. Katy Perry’s very first tweet dates back to February 20, 2009, in which she labeled herself as a “follower” for joining the social media in the first place. This statement now seems ironic considering how she has broken the record for having the most followers on Twitter.
Just got into Berlin… feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside… and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 21, 2009
The “I Kissed a Girl” singer has posted many interesting tweets over the years, but most fans would agree that one of the most interesting in recent memory is the particular tweet that took a shot at Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”
Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 9, 2014
What did Katy Perry do to celebrate the milestone moment? When a celebrity has more Twitter followers than Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall, and Kris Kardashian combined, it would make sense that she would have a blow-out celebration in mind, but fans of the pop star know by now that when it comes to Katy Perry, they should expect the unexpected. According to the Huffington Post, Katy Perry celebrated breaking the Twitter record with a nice evening home alone.
Later in the evening, Katy revealed how she spent the rest of the evening and who she was with, and it turned out that the highlight of her evening was the nose pore cleaner strip which accompanied her on her night home alone.
Every1 else havin a lit Friday night & I’m here examining the nose pore cleaner strip I just peeled off & I must say, nothing can top this.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 2, 2016
Apart from being a Twitter sensation and a modern music legend, Katy Perry is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Perry’s latest venture with UNICEF saw the pop star traveling to Asia. According to Refinery29, Katy Perry visited children in Vietnam with UNICEF.
— STAIL.MY (@stail_my) June 30, 2016
She wrote about her experiences in her journal and elaborated on the insights and experiences she had during her time in Vietnam with the children. After traveling almost 8,000 miles to the Ninh Thuan Province, a rural region on the southern coast of Vietnam, Katy was witness to one of the most disadvantaged areas in the country. Although the coastline of Ninh Thuan Province was stunning, Perry saw it as a stark contrast to the barren and hard to reach hillsides accompanied by dilapidated wooden homes on the inland, and, in particular, the daily struggles that come with extreme poverty.
Perry saw how these struggles included the lack of access to quality health care and education along with difficulties accessing reliable food sources, especially due to climate change. Katy also saw the lack of clean water and sanitation. To her, what she saw was an overall absence of opportunities. Katy Perry’s trip to Vietnam lasted only four days, during which she met children and families affected by the struggles in the region, but it didn’t take long for the popular singer to gain valuable insights into what is being done to tackle the inequities that some of the country’s most disadvantaged children face on a daily basis.
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