What an excellent news to wake up to this Sunday morning. I have recovered my original account on Instagram.
While I may have created @titonormant during the period that it got hacked, the new username @titonormantinio is still an easy recall for my friends and followers.
As some of you may know by now, my original Instagram account @normant (left photo) was maliciously hacked last night. I am still in the middle of recovering it from the “hostage takers”. Praying that it can still be “saved” by the Facebook team.
Be that as it may, I created a new account where you will just add “tito” to the original name – #titonormant. Should all hope be lost, this is where I will plant the seeds of a second beginning.
You may follow me @titonormant on IG.
P.S. I can cry over potentially losing my 33.5k followers on normant, but I choose to remain steadfast amidst these circumstances. I am so wrapped up around the recovery process that it is eating too much into my time. I ask for your temporary understanding.
Photo credit: Amorn Pitayanant for the MUO
Look who’s bigger than the Universe in terms of IG followers…
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray now has 3.2M in her trail compared to the 3.1M of the title whose crown she wears.
Talk about a powerful social media impact.
2.5 million IG followers and still counting
If you haven’t yet checked the personal Instagram account of Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach – @piawurtzbach – the latest figures state that she has already accumulated a running total of 2.5 million followers. Add to that her 1.5 million under @missuniverse and that is a huge wealth of individuals from all parts of the globe trailing every single one of her posts and quick videos. If you don’t call that powerful for a beauty queen, then I don’t know what is.
Now what does having so many quantified fans and supporters mean? Well, for starters, she already has a voice (plus images) that points to a dedicated audience. She can effectively endorse a product by just taking a selfie holding the same. She can eat in a particular restaurant and hordes of customers are likely to follow suit the day or week after. She can have a photo with the closest of friends, then suddenly, the latter starts getting a legion of followers fast.
That is the power of social media. And that is also the power of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as an individual. She is responsible. And that is the most important part of having such big hold on people. She thinks before she clicks. 😉
These images are screenshots from Instagram alone
Try exploring posts on Instagram, and chances are that 2 in every ten entries would almost always have Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach in it. She is such a popular fixture nowadays that people follow her every activity and post images (and quick vids) of her left and right. I daresay now that she could be the first Miss Universe winner to really maximize social media exposure across the board. And the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) must be very happy with how things are rolling out big for their reigning titleholder.
Miss Universe for Maxim
Mind you, that’s just Instagram. I haven’t even mentioned Facebook and Twitter yet where her presence stretches far and wide.
Here’s more of Pia on Instagram
I just love it!
Happy Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey everyone! 😉
Isabelle Daza (L) and Georgina Wilson in a kiss almost too good to be locked.
Our favorite non-beauty queen beauties are in the news again. And this time, Isabelle Daza and Georgina Wilson are throwing their support for gay rights by uploading a photo on Instagram showing them in an oh-so-intriguing kiss that is drawing mixed reactions from the public. We all know that two are as gay-friendly as the next fag hag. But we are also aware that they are cousins in real life. So take your side on the controversy if you will.
Personally, I don’t really care that much although the ‘incestuous’ tag is spicy while it lasts. It is blog-worthy as well. 😉