Earlier in the month, NCT‘s Taeil was the latest member to create an Instagram account, and both NCT and NCTzens were excited.
After gaining a huge number of followers in a short time, many fans wondered if it was enough to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram.
On July 13, Guinness World Record confirmed that Taeil had indeed broken the record. The previous record was set by British actor Rupert Grint who reached one million followers in four hours and one minute. It seems as if Taeil not only beat that record but absolutely smashed it doing it in almost a quarter of the time!
His account, mo.on_air, was first announced on the app bubble before fans flocked to Instagram to follow TAEIL – he reached seven digits worth of followers in just one hour and 45 minutes after his first post.
— Guinness World Record
It is a huge achievement for Taeil, and, in the article, he explained just how grateful and surprised he was after hearing the news.
Thank you to all the fans! I was so surprised when I heard the news! I never imagined myself becoming a Guinness World Records title holder, and I am truly grateful for all the love and support. I would not be here without my members and our NCTzens. I’ll try my best to connect and communicate even more through socials. I love you all!
— NCT’s Taeil
Congratulations, Taeil, for this amazing achievement!