Instagram's 5th Birthday Is An Excuse To Look At Harry Styles And David Beckham

Instagram celebrates it's 5th birthday on Tuesday and to celebrate we're taking a look at the most popular accounts in the UK - which all belong to British men.

While women dominate the international standings (see below) it appears our homegrown fellas are our best exports on the social network

1) In first place - unsurprisingly - is young Mr Harry Styles with a whopping 13m followers.

Hiiiiii Mexicoooo

A photo posted by @harrystyles on

Unlike may celebrities, not many of Harry's posts are actually of him so this rather average shot ranks as one of his best.

2) Second place goes to the legendary David Beckham not far behind with 12.8m followers.

You don't need to have clothes on to be stylish.

3) Third place is another member of One Direction, Niall Horan.

Suit fitting

A photo posted by Niall horan (@niallhoran) on

There was no other option once this one popped up.

4) In fourth is another footballer, Gareth Bale, with 9.7m followers

Merry Christmas Everyone!! Feliz Navidad!! 🎅🎅

A photo posted by Gareth Bale (@garethbale11) on

Just remember, he's good at football, not dressing.

5) And finishing off the list is yet another One Direction chap, Liam Payne, with a paltry 6.9m followers.

Few fi fo fum... machu pichu for some Incan fun

A photo posted by Liam Payne (@fakeliampayne) on

To be honest, we chose this one mostly for the view.

And here are some little nuggets about the social platform in honour of its fifth birthday...

  • Instagram has grown from a dream of two friends, to one of the fastest growing communities, with over 400 million monthly active users
  • Over 75% of people using Instagram are outside the US (14 million in the UK)
  • Over 40 billion photos have been shared on Instagram in the last five years
  • The community uploads 80 million photos per day, and there are 3.5 billion likes daily

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In the interests of balance, here are the top five women.

1) Taylor Swift leaving everyone else trailing with 49.6m followers.

Meredith is allergic to joy.

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

2) Kim Kardashian somehow makes it to number 2 with a combination of pouting and.... well that's about it really.


A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

3) Beyonce takes the third spot with 47.2m followers.

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

4) Selena Gomez comes in forth with 45.8m followers and this perfect lesson in mirror selfies.

@refinery29 loved today. Can't we just show them nowwww? 😬

A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

5) And last (well fifth) and certainly not last is Arianna Grande with 44.6m followers and has a very sad looking dog.

@refinery29 loved today. Can't we just show them nowwww? 😬

A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

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