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Kang Daniel breaks pope’s Instagram record

By Yoon Yeun-jung

  • Published : Jan 3, 2019 - 17:20
  • Updated : Jan 3, 2019 - 17:20

Kang Daniel from Wanna One, a disbanded popular K-pop boy band, gained more than 1 million followers within 11 hours after creating his instagram account, breaking the record previously held by Pope Francis, his feed showed Thursday.

Kang reached 1 million followers at 2:30 a.m. and four of Kang’s images were displayed on the account, according to MMO Entertainment. Pope Francis had reached 1 million followers after 12 hours of creating his account in 2016. As of 4 p.m. there were 1.2 million followers for Kang.

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(Kang Daniel's Instagram)
The star’s celebrity skyrocketed after he won the 2017 idol survival show “Produce 101 Season 2” by Mnet and debuted as a boy band called Wanna One, made up of 11 winners from the competition.

Kang is reportedly planning to debut as a solo artist following the team’s disbandment which lasted for 1 1/2 years.

Wanna One will perform its last concert in Gocheok Sky Dome on Jan. 27. Following the concert, all 11 members are planning to launch their own careers.

By Yoon Yeun-jung (kairos07@heraldcorp.com)