A Photo Of An Egg Just Beat Kylie Jenner For Instagram's Most-Liked Post

An egg just stole Kylie Jenner's crown for having the most-liked post on Instagram. Yep, you read that right: An egg.

On Jan. 4, 2019, the Instagram account @World_Record_Egg posted a single photo of an egg on the social media platform with one goal in mind: Break the record for the most-liked Instagram post of all time. At the time of the post, the record was held by reality TV star and beauty mogul Kylie Jenner for her photo revealing her first child's name to her fans.

The post features a freckled, orange egg with a bright white background. "Let's set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram," the caption alongside the egg photo read. "Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this." The post included the hashtags, "#LikeTheEgg #EggSoldiers #EggGang."

As reported by The New York Times, the egg account achieved its goal during the evening of Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. As of the early afternoon of Monday, Jan. 14, the egg post has over 30.8 million likes. And, on a side note, @World_Record_Egg now boasts over 3.5 million followers. According to the New York Times, the total amount of likes the post received is greater than the whole population of Australia.

Jenner, who was announced to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever by Forbes in July 2018, had previously gained the most likes on an Instagram post in February 2018, after giving birth to her first child, whom she shares with rapper Travis Scott. The post in question was a photo of her newborn's hand wrapped around Jenner's perfectly manicured thumb, with an out-of-focus shot of her child's face in the background. In the caption, Jenner announced her baby girl's name: Stormi Webster.

The post received 13.7 million likes soon after it was published, as reported by Teen Vogue. At the time of this writing, the post has over 18.3 million likes. As noted by The New York Times, the comments section of Jenner's post now features numerous egg emojis and the word "egg," as Internet users celebrated the egg post's victory.

Kylie Jenner has since responded to the egg post beating her Instagram announcement of daughter Stormi's name. She took to Instagram on Jan. 13, and shared a meme about the whole ordeal. The meme read, "Kylie when she see's the world record egg account," and showed the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star feeling the hot pavement outside before cracking an egg onto it, presumably to watch it cook in the heat. In the caption, Jenner wrote, "Take that little egg."

After reaching its goal of snagging the most-liked Instagram post title, the account @World_Record_Egg has reportedly hinted at another mission. "It doesn't end here," the account told its followers, according to The New York Times. "We're only just getting started." The account also noted, "What a time to be alive."

In its bio, the account, which goes by "EGG GANG," wrote, "Official world record holders of the most liked picture on Instagram," and, regarding obtaining an official Instagram account status, asked, "Now where's our blue tick?"

Interestingly, when BuzzFeed News reached out to @World_Record_Egg, its user said that the account was run by a British chicken named Henrietta. "Eugene is my egg," the "chicken" told BuzzFeed, noting that the egg post gained popularity because "the power of the egg is strong." Henrietta — let's just go with it — added that they created the account after they "stopped drinking for Dry January," a month when people attempt to go without alcohol.

"I saw this as a challenge to beat it," Henrietta explained. "It was nothing personal."

Of the account's sudden celebrity, Henrietta reportedly said it was, "Cracking."

According to Teen Vogue, several similar accounts to @World_Record_Egg have been created since the egg photo became the most-liked post on Instagram. Such accounts include @world_record_chicken and @world__record__lettuce.

So, just how long will the now-famous egg photo remain the record-holder for the most-liked post on Instagram? Who knows! Maybe Kylie Jenner is hard at work brainstorming new ways to take her title back. Whatever happens, we're just excited to see just what photo has the power to dethrone the egg.