Jennifer Aniston creates Guiness World Record with 1m followers in 5 hours

Published: October 17, 2019

Jennifer Aniston made history when she joined Instagram on Tuesday, as the 50-year-old actor broke a Guinness World Record. The record was previously held by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram.

Not only did Aniston dethrone the couple in five hours and 16 minutesbut also broke Instagram with her debut.

Following this, the actor innocently posted that she did not mean to break it, as she thanked her followers for the ‘kind’ and ‘glitchy’ welcome.

The royal couple previously broke the record in 5 hours and 45min, when they made their Instagram account in April. While earlier title holders include K-Pop star Kang Daniel and Pope Francis.

Aniston’s first Instagram photo was a selfie of herself with her Friends costars Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc.

Following this, people realised that the star has actually landed on the app and it was not another fan made account.  This led to a huge number of followers suddenly bombarding her profile, which actually caused it to crash temporarily.

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And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM

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People lauded her for virtually stepping foot on the app and breaking it, following with the hashtag #Queen.

While an Instagram spokesperson told the People “We are aware that some people are having issues following Jen’s page — the volume of interest is incredible! We are actively working on a solution and hope to have the page up and running smoothly again shortly.”

In less than an hour, Aniston had racked up more than 116,000 followers and had followed dozens of famous people including David Spade, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and ex-husband Justin Theroux.

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