In a bizarre turn of events on Thursday, Kylie Jenner has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the Instagram most-liked photos list. Back in January, Kylie was bumped from the top after a stock photo of an egg was liked over 53 million times, absolutely trumping her record. The makeup mogul held the record from February 2018 to January of this year with a photo of her daughter, Stormi Webster. It was the first photo Kylie ever shared of Stormi on the platform and currently has just over 18.7 million likes.
What started out as a joke turned into a social media phenomenon as Instagram users united to make the egg the most-liked photo of all time. Kylie held strong at No. 2 but has just bumped back up to No. 1 now that the now-famous egg photo has mysteriously disappeared from its page. The world_record_egg Instagram page is still alive and well and despite its most popular post being gone, it holds the 15th overall spot for a photo with a cracked egg that boasts 12.4 million likes. There is currently no known reason why the most-popular Instagram photo of all time was removed, or if it will show up again in the future.
World_record_egg’s last post came on World Mental Health Day on October 10, where the page brought awareness to the cause. The account, also known as Egg Gang, has been sharing photos to their Instagram story today to also advocate for mental health awareness. A giant replica was made of the famous egg in London, where people could visit an anonymously tell a secret to the object, in hopes of helping them feel a little better. Some of these secrets were revealed on Egg Gang’s Instagram story — all anonymously, of course. Some of the secrets were pretty dark, while others were common thoughts.
For now, Kylie has not commented on reclaiming the No. 1 spot on the most-liked list. The competition between the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the egg has been playful, as Kylie posted a video of herself cracking an egg open earlier this year, shortly after being bumped to second place.
Other photos of Kylie’s have moved up in the top 20 list now that the egg is gone. The mother holds the seventh, ninth, 17th, and 20th spots on the list. Other celebrities who occupy the list are Cristiano Ronaldo, XXXTentacion, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. Jennifer Aniston just landed at the No. 15 spot after posting her first Instagram photo this week with a cast of Friends selfie.