If you aren’t familiar with the face above, then it is likely that you didn’t check your phone during the past one week.
For those who haven’t been watching social media, meet Priya Prakash Varrier, a college girl from Kerala, India. You may be wondering what’s the big deal about her and why she is popular all of a sudden.
This video is what propelled her to super stardom over social media:
In case you are curious about the origin of this half-minute clip, the video is from an upcoming Malayam-language movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ where Priya makes her cinematic debut.
The above clip, it should be mentioned, has been played billions of times over a variety of online platforms, ever since it surfaced just three days ago.
Ms. Priya here has become the subject of a viral video, which has made her the most popular Indian celebrity over social media, going so far as to surpassing every other Indian celebrity (in recent times) on Instagram and Google in the last couple of days.
An Instagram Star
Priya now sits with over 3.5 million Instagram followers. The latest internet sensation acquired more than half a million Instagram followers — 606,000 to be exact — to surpass any other Indian celebrity in only a day!
By getting a staggering 606k Instagram followers in just 24 hours, Priya is now ranked third in the list of people who’ve gotten the most followers in a single day.
Topping the list is American reality TV star Kylie Jenner, who gained 806k followers in a day. Cristiano Ronaldo comes second in this list, with 650k followers in 24 hours.
With around 3.5 million Instagram followers currently, Priya could already be a millionaire.
Infuencers on the platform get up to $100,000 per a single post that is promoting a brand. With her current following, she has basically become a millionaire if she markets herself properly.
She’s Taking Over Google Search Results Too!
Not only that, Priya has also become the most searched people on Google, even crossing the likes of Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Sunny Leone.
An exponential increase in searches for ‘Priya Varrier’
Top Search in India
Priya is trending over Google in Pakistan at No. 6 position.
For this upcoming showbiz star, it seems that the sky is the limit and for the rest of us, it’s an interesting case study as to how quickly a single moment can propel someone to superstar status.