Instagram is the most popular photo sharing/networking site on the internet these days. And just like what they always say, if it’s not on Instagram, it didn’t happen. No wonder why users just keep on uploading photos to the site. So from the hundreds of millions of photos uploaded on Instagram to date, the 10 most liked and shared photo of 2014 are as follows:
10. Kim Kardashian’s Full Body Selfie
Likes: 1.1 million
When celebrities post a selfie on Instagram, it gets instant likes. And when you do it like how Kim Kardashian did it in this photo, getting a million likes isn’t at all surprising. As a matter of fact, it was Kim and this photo that changed the way celebrities make selfies. Now, it’s no longer just the face. The entire body suddenly matters.
9. Taylor Swift’s Halloween Photo
Likes: 1.17 million
Taylor Swift is one of the hottest female recording artists today. She’s young, talented, and very beautiful. What’s more, she’s the type who is not afraid to show what she is really like from the inside and out. Clad in an all-white Halloween costume, she captions this Instagram photo: “I’m a nightmare dressed like a PEGACORN.”
8. Justin’s Out from Prison Photo
Likes: 1.2 million
Justin Bieber wasn’t just too happy to get out of prison for the drunken drag racing rap – he’s also comparing himself to Michael Jackson. In the other photo, Michael was seen waving to fans after being cleared of sexual offense charges. Bierber saw the similarity. And jumped on it.
7. Harry Style’s Lego Slipper Selfie
Likes: 1.2 million
There is no doubt that Harry Styles is considered as one of the most eligible bachelors of this generation. Whatever he does, the girls just go gaga. This selfie, which shows only his foot clad in an orange Lego slipper, raked in over a million likes. It’s just not clear what the fans liked better – the big slippers or his thin legs.
6. The Oscars Group Selfie
Likes: 1.3 million
Ellen Degeneres made the 2014 Oscars very popular because of this group shot. Almost instantly, the photo got over a million likes. Well, she paused for a few seconds while hosting the Oscars just to take and upload this shot so that’s explains it much. What’s more, a lot of other groups – celebrities or otherwise – copied the photo to make their own version. But since this will remain to be the shot that started it all, it is tagged as the mother of all group selfies.
5. Kendall Jenner’s Selfie
Likes: 1.5 million
Kendall Jenner is beautiful, no doubt about that. But this selfie broke records because it’s more than just pretty – it’s art. The internet literally got crazy about this Kendall Jenner selfie on Instagram that it has collected 1.5 million likes and 188,000 comments. If all selfies look like this, Instagram will definitely be a much happier place.
4. Selena Gomez’s Model Shot
Likes: 1.55 million
The baby faced teen queen Selena Gomez can make the Internet go on a whirl with a single photo. This Instagram upload is worth 1.55 million likes. People surely love to see Selena coming out of her shell and getting more expressive with her personality. Not that this picture proves anything to the extreme. It’s still the same old Selena whom everyone loves. Maybe that’s the exact reason why it is getting all the likes.
3. The Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande ‘Kiss’
Likes: 1.8 million
This photo celebrates the new friendship that blossomed between Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande. With both of them being singing superstars, it’s not unlikely for this photo to see over 1.8 million nods from avid Instagram users. The photo was shot during the MTV Video Music Awards night. And it shows how a big fan Ariana is.
2. The Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Selfie
Likes: 1.9 million
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez was a couple until they were not. Their on-and-off relationship is shaking not just Hollywood but the world of Instagram as well. This photo is taken during one of their off and on again relationship status. No wonder why a lot of fans – 1.9 million of them to be exact – were too overjoyed to see them together again.
1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Wedding Photo
Likes: 2.4 million
The most popular photo in Instagram in 2014 is a wedding photo – and it is of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at that. As a matter of fact, the likes for this romantic shot is still pouring in. The 2.4 million likes were garnered during 2014. Going into 2015, the photo is fast approaching 3.2 million likes. The lovely couple is still taking it strong. We can only hope that this enormous number of Instagram likes will propel their love for each other even more.