The Most-Liked Instagram Photos of the Year

In a year packed with pretty heavy, depressing news, here’s a somewhat interesting distraction for you:  Instagram has released a list of the most-liked photos of the year.  Unfortunately the Top 10 is dominated by the same three people, Beyoncé, soccer stud Christiano Ronaldo, and Selena Gomez.


Here’s the Top 10:


1.  Beyoncé’s post announcing she was pregnant with twins . . . 11.2 million likes

2.  Cristiano Ronaldo with his new daughter . . . 11 million

3.  Selena Gomez revealing that she had a kidney transplant . . . 10.3 million




A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Nov 12, 2017 at 12:19pm PST



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: -by grace through faith

A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Sep 14, 2017 at 3:07am PDT


4.  Beyoncé’s first photo with her twins . . . 10.27 million

5.  Cristiano Ronaldo holding his new TWINS . . . 8.3 million.  These are the babies he had from a surrogate in June, BEFORE the other daughter was born.



Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. ????????❤️????????????????????????????????????????

A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:10pm PDT



So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life ????❤

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jun 29, 2017 at 10:09am PDT


6.   The Weeknd embracing his then-girl Selena Gomez . . . 8.1 million

7.  The Weeknd and Selena making their ‘red carpet debut’ . . .  7.8 million



A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Apr 15, 2017 at 6:04pm PDT



A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on May 1, 2017 at 8:32pm PDT


8.  Cristiano Ronaldo hanging with his family . . . 7.3 million likes.  This guy is a big deal, especially with soccer fans, but this is just a random family photo.  Oh, wait . . . Cristiano is wearing some VERY short shorts.  Well, maybe that explains it.

9.  Selena showing off some skin during a photo shoot on a bike . . . 7.2 million

10.  Selena celebrating her 25th birthday.  She has two birthday cakes, and for some reason she’s sitting ON the table next to them . . . 7.1 million



A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Aug 27, 2017 at 12:18pm PDT



A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Mar 17, 2017 at 10:21am PDT



If this list seems a little bland and repetitive, that’s because Selena and Cristiano have the benefit of having the first- and second-most Instagram followers.  Beyoncé is fourth, behind donut-licker Ariana Grande, who’s third.  The only other people with over 100 million followers are Kim Kardashian, who has the fifth-most, and Taylor Swift, who’s in sixth.