Most followed Pinoy personalities on Twitter

Twitter’s days as an independent company are numbered. But the question on who is going to take over the microblogging site is still left unanswered. Rumor has it that the omnipotent Google and Apple are already out of the bidding process. So, that leaves our favorite microblogging site in a not-so-good situation.

Obviously, Twitter faces a bleak future. Hence, before anything drastic happens to the popular networking site, we decided to present a ranking of the most popular local accounts.

Collectively, they have reached a total of 50 million followers online, which is half the population of the entire Philippines. Here is the list of celebrities who are so influential they can make issues, events and happenings trend with just a single tweet:

Anne Curtis-Smith 

The former Dyosa star, who introduces herself to her 8.4 million followers as a Fil-Aussie actress/host, pursuer of dreams, and UNICEF celebrity advocate for children, is the most followed local celebrity on the microblogging site. And she’s been the top local Twitter personality for five years now. To give you an idea on how popular Anne on Twitter is, she has more followers than AlDub’s Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards combined.

Angel Locsin

This generation’s most favorite Darna lands on the list in second place with 8.2 million virtual army. Angel’s feed is mostly about the promotion of her latest projects, including that of her friends, and the meaningful causes that she actively supports. Her Twitter account is also an extension of her Instagram account, which is on the other hand, has 2.3 million followers.

Vice Ganda

He is one of the most influential members of LGBT community online and IRL (in real life). With 7.9 million Twitter fans, the It’s Showtime host uses the social networking site to update his supporters on the latest happening in his life as a television personality and as expected, his fans are also treated with an avalanche of witty punchlines, jokes and “hugot” posts.

Kathryn Bernardo

There are a little over 6.4 million people watching her every post. She caught the heart of netizens with her occasional “good morning” and “good night” greetings to her fans. Almost all of her tweets are generated via Instagram. So, if you missed any of her tweets, or if you don’t have a Twitter account at all, you can still get fresh feed from the so-called “Teen Queen” using a different platform.

Yeng Constantino

She has amassed a Twitter following of more than 6 million. The singer-songwriter is the most followed recording star in the country. She even got more followers than music channel MYX Philippines that missed a spot in the top 5 with 300,000 less followers compared to the Pinoy Dream Academy winner.

Rounding up the top 10 of the most followed local celebrities on Twitter are: Bianca Gonzales (5.5 million followers); Daniel Padilla (5.4 million followers); Luis Manzano (5.1 million followers); and KC Concepcion (5 million followers).

Topics: Pinoy personalities , Twitter
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