The most liked Instagram photo ever now has 47.9 million likes — over two and a half times the previous record. More people than the population of Spain double-tapped a photo of a simple brown egg, but there’s more to the situation than beating a simple record.
Until Sunday night, reality TV star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner held the record for the most liked Instagram post: a photo of her newborn daughter, Stormi Webster, following her not-so-secret pregnancy. The aesthetic photo of the newborn holding Jenner’s thumb and pastel-pink painted nail earned 18.6 million likes since its posting Feb. 6, 2018. Now, the most liked Instagram photo isn’t one celebrating new life, but a symbol of unborn life. Yes, @world_record_egg beat Kylie Jenner.