Year Ender 2019: Social media stars who took the Internet by storm
First Published 30, Dec 2019, 4:00 PM IST
From Ranu Mondal, disappointed Pakistani fan to Greta Thunberg, here are the few faces who dominated year 2019 on social media. The year 2019 saw several new faces on social media platforms. Here are top five social media stars who were trending in 2019.
From several years, world leaders have struggled to take action to tackle climate change. But it was Greta Thunberg, a young girl from Sweden, who captured everybody's attention. Greta Thunberg went on a solo protest outside her country’s Parliament in 2018 and got attention in 2019. She also emerged as the TIME Person of the Year for 2019, becoming the “youngest individual ever” to receive the honour.
A woman, who was singing 'Ek Pyar Ka Nagma' song at a West Bengal railway station caught the attention of many and soon became the famous singer Ranu Mondal. She is the perfect example to explain how a person can gain popularity overnight. Because in no time, her video with soulful voice at Ranaghat station went viral and was all over the internet.
Many Pakistani cricket fans were disappointed after Team India defeated Pakistan in the World Cup. But one special fan took the defeat to his soul and became an overnight sensation. In a video he scolded his team, their unhealthy lifestyle and lack of discipline. Later, the man was identified as Momin Saqib, who said that the Pakistan team should give up cricket and take up wrestling instead.
A person by name Vipin Sahu turned famous as the paragliding guy. He became an overnight internet star, after his first paragliding video went viral. Panic-stricken Vipin Sahu, who was paragliding for the first time in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, can be seen requesting his instructor to make him land. He also attempts to bribe the instructor. Apart from his famous line “Bhayi! land karado,” he even triggered a memes fest on numerous social media platforms.
A photo of an orange and freckled egg went viral on social media and also earned many likes on Instagram, surpassing Kylie Jenner’s birth announcement picture - which had the most number of likes on the platform. The egg photo shared by an account world_record_egg on January 4, garnered over 24 million likes at the time of sharing, beating the previous record of 18 million likes held by Jenner.