K-Pop Idol Kang Daniel Sets World Record for Gaining 1 Million Instagram Followers

K-pop idol Kang Daniel set the Guinness World Record for “Fastest Time to Gain 1 Million Followers on Instagram.”

Kang, who recently concluded promotions with Wanna One, joined the social media platform on New Year’s Day.

 

The 22-year-old star amassed one million followers at 9:36 a.m. PST on Jan. 2, just 11 hours and 36 minutes after he signed up.

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As such, he broke the record previously held by Pope Francis, who collected the same number of followers in 12 hours after joining in 2016.

“HELLO 👋🏻 @thisisdaniel_k OPEN #강다니엘 #KangDaniel.” Image via Instagram / @thisisdaniel_k

Kang opened his page with a selfie captioned “Hello.”

“happy new year 💕” Image via Instagram / @thisisdaniel_k

He has seven more posts as of this writing, including a New Year greeting, a set of travel photos, and a video of his cat.

 

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🐱Just give me human #my #kitty

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Kang rose to popularity after emerging on top of the second season of South Korean survival reality show Produce 101.

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Eleven contestants ultimately won the talent competition to become members of Wanna One.

Image via Instagram / @wannaone.official

As an interim group composed of members from various entertainment labels, Wanna One, like its predecessor IOI, was meant to conclude its promotions after a year.

The group’s contract expired on Dec. 31, with members returning to their home companies.

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Image via Instagram / @wannaone.official

Needless to say, fans welcomed Kang and showered him with love for finally joining Instagram.

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