Most-liked celebrity snaps of 2018

What pictures you liked (and what the celebs posted) on Instagram this year

Most-liked celebrity snaps of 2018
Most-liked celebrity snaps of 2018
31 Dec 2018

Most-liked celebrity snaps of 2018

Last year’s list saw almost all nine spots being occupied by babies and weddings, but this year around, we saw a bit of a shake-up*.

Firstly, the babies. Everyone still loves babies as Jack Neo’s first photo with his first grandson came in among our top well-loved snaps. Another bundle of joy that everyone was overjoyed to see was Stefanie Sun’s second child.

Among one of the not-quite-surprises that we received this year was Nick Teo and Hong Ling going public with their relationship after “hiding and dodging” from everyone for the past three years. More happy news came in the form of Rui En’s official return to dramaland with Hello From The Other Side.

On a more solemn note, news of Aunty Lai Meng passing away in May was met with tears as stars paid tribute to the veteran Malaysian actress in their own ways.

Two of our Star Awards 2018 stories also made the list. Best Newcomer Award recipient Chantalle Ng told us how her mother prepped her for losing, while Jin Yin Ji got emotional over her first Star Awards gong after more than 30 years in showbiz, and these stories definitely tugged on heartstrings as netizens showered their love on the winners.

Curiously, we only had one non-local face on our top nine – and that’s worldwide sensation BTS, who was among the headliners that we screamed for during our live stream of the 2018 MAMA.

Last, but definitely not the least, Toggle’s re-interpretation of what lou heis should really be like definitely had everyone in stitches as we saw familiar Mediacorp drama characters make an appearance in the short video. We must say that we are in love with the thumbnail picture – and it could possibly be Jeremy Chan’s best look yet.

We play KPOs and checked out some of the artistes’ best nine snaps of 2018. Read on for more!

*Ed’s note: All top nine collages were generated on the week of December 24.

Zoe Tay
Zoe Tay
31 Dec 2018

Zoe Tay

No surprises there when we saw Ah Jie’s Star Awards 2018 posts take up three of her nine spots, as one of her posing in her fabulous gown, a selfie with Becks and a snap with Hong Kong actor Simon Yam. One of the shots that made the top nine was also a same-same-but-different snap of her with her fellow Star Search 1988 Top 3 Aileen Tan and Jazreel Low.

Zoe has always been fiercely protective over her family, which means that even a snap of her and her husband’s hands made the top nine list, along with a photo of her looking completely at ease lying down in a pool of blue and white-coloured play balls.

Right in the middle of the collage was a snap of her celebrating her 50th birthday with a star-studded bash, along with a behind-the-scenes shot of her with her You Can Be An Angel 3 cast mates. Last, but definitely not the least, was a photo of her digging into delicious-looking png kuay. After all, us Singaporeans do love our food.

Photos: Zoe Tay/Instagram

Fann Wong
Fann Wong
31 Dec 2018

Fann Wong

If there’s one thing that won’t change, it’s how much Fann Wong loves her family. Occupying all nine slots of her top nine are snaps of her with husband Christopher Lee and/or little Zed all over the world. Among the many locations captured, we spotted photos taken in her hometown of Guangdong, enjoying the winter wonderland in Hokkaido, and of course, the entire family celebrating her birthday back in January.

Photos: Fann Wong/Instagram

Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
31 Dec 2018

Christopher Lee

While Fann’s top nine was purely of her family, Christopher’s had a little more variety to it – apart from the expected shots of himself with Fann or Zed (and even a photo of Zed sitting in the director’s chair looking #likeaboss), two spots were taken up by Malaysian election-related photos, and one (poorly cropped, so much so that he got accidentally beheaded) shot of him at the Star Awards 2018.

Photos: Christopher Lee/Instagram

Romeo Tan
Romeo Tan
31 Dec 2018

Romeo Tan

Like the super-friendly guy he is, almost all of Romeo’s photos were taken with at least one more person in the shot, except for one where he revealed a chubbier, pre-puberty snap of himself, which naturally led to a stream of #pubertygoals comments on his Instagram.

We counted three solo photos of him with Rebecca Lim, one with Felicia Chin and one with BFF Elvin Ng, along with one photo of him with Rebecca and Elvin among his top nine. The photo with the most number of people was of him with Pierre Png, Dennis Chew, Rui En and Elvin Ng at a football game.

Last but not the least, the snap of him with Flapper, who unfortunately passed away earlier this year, rounded up the list as Romeo mused, “goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again”.

Photos: Romeo Tan/Instagram

Elvin Ng
Elvin Ng
31 Dec 2018

Elvin Ng

Like Romeo’s top nine, the snap of the five actors at the football game made the list, while a BFF shot of him and Romeo was also among the most liked photos of Elvin’s year. The football buddies – sans Pierre – then made it down to Chew Chor Meng’s 888 Mookata stall to show their support, which was also included in his top nine.

Also in the list were two photos of Elvin tying the knot – in reel-life, of course. One of the photos was of him and Hello Miss Driver co-star Carrie Wong, while the other was of him and Becks in Eat Already? 4.  Two solo shots of him and Becks also made the list, which was rounded up by a photo of him in China filming Till We Meet Again, along with another of him showing off his chiseled bod in an infinity pool shot.

Photos: Elvin Ng/Instagram

Desmond Tan
Desmond Tan
31 Dec 2018

Desmond Tan

Desmond didn’t just receive his first acting nomination this year, but also went home with the Best Actor award at the Star Awards 2018. His photo of him kissing his trophies – one for Best Actor and one for Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, along with another of him backstage before the awards, were on his most-loved photos this year.

He’s also the picture of domestic bliss, with a photo of him with his niece and her homemade cupcakes and another of him with his furkids, Udon and Hoshi, making the list. It seems like his followers are fans of him going on holiday, as a snap of him with Chen Han Wei ready to jet off to unknown places on Away With My BFF, along with another of him going on holiday sporting his white blonde hair, garnered enough likes to join the collage.

No surprise here when a topless photo of him enjoying a soak in the pool, another of him celebrating his birthday with a gigantic slice of cake, and one of him sporting a super-edgy short crop rounded up the list.

Photos: Desmond Tan/Instagram

Joanne Peh
Joanne Peh
31 Dec 2018

Joanne Peh

Much like Fann’s list, Joanne’s list is mostly (six out of nine!) made up of photos of her with her husband, Qi Yuwu. The other three spots were for her with Baby Qi and Qi Didi in tow, while another was of her sporting a baby bump while still pregnant with Qi Didi.

Last but not least was the snap of her assuring everyone that she was fine after the car accident she was involved in on the way to work, which goes to show how much her followers value her safety.

Photos: Joanne Peh/Instagram

Qi Yuwu
Qi Yuwu
31 Dec 2018

Qi Yuwu

With the first two shots being photos of Yuwu with Joanne – and one of them throwback to the first time he brought her back to his hometown to introduce her to his parents, most of the actor’s list was of him at work in various locations around the world. One curious addition, however, was a snap of him with a camel, which was looking inquisitively at Yuwu.

Another photo was of Joanne looking away from the camera, and looked to have been taken in the delivery room after she had delivered Qi Didi last year. He posted the photo on his son’s first birthday, musing that the little boy had given them infinite amounts of happiness in his first year on this earth, and he also wished Qi Didi happiness and health in the years ahead.

Photos: Qi Yuwu/Instagram

Shaun Chen
Shaun Chen
31 Dec 2018

Shaun Chen

Four out of the nine photos that made Shaun’s top snaps were photos of him and his two daughters, Neia and Nellie, and another two of him with just Neia. A snap of him and his wife on vacation without the kids, along with his wife and kids surprising him on-set also made the list. The only non-family related snap was of him at the Star Awards 2018, looking extremely suave in his all-black getup.

Photos: Shaun Chen/Instagram

Jesseca Liu
Jesseca Liu
31 Dec 2018

Jesseca Liu

Jesseca looks fabulous wherever she goes – and these pictures definitely prove it. Whether she’s chilling in what looks like sweltering weather in Morocco while on honeymoon, hanging out with this year’s Chinese New Year mascot Gou Gou, or casually taking picture-perfect selfies, we can’t find a single bad angle of her.

Other than cooing over her solo photos, the other three snaps that made it to the list are of her celebrating her birthday, along with a rare photo of her with husband Jeremy Chan and Jacky Cheung. Last but not least, a photo dedication to the late veteran Malaysian actress Aunty Lai Meng also resonated with her followers.

Photos: Jesseca Liu/Instagram

Felicia Chin
Felicia Chin
31 Dec 2018

Felicia Chin

Again, no surprises here where three photos of Felicia and Jeffrey looking like #relationshipgoals. Another photo, which was a screenshot of a wall of words, was in reality her touching birthday dedication to Jeffrey this year, which caused a flurry of “when are you getting married?” comments to flood the comments section.

Other than Felicia rocking two very different – yet equally gorgeous – gowns in #OOTD (outfit of the day) snaps, she also showed off her no-makeup look in two closeup selfies. Another addition of her wearing a wedding gown and giving Elvin Ng a back hug – could that be a hint that her followers want to see her in a wedding gown (but for a real-life wedding this time) really soon? We’re guessing that’s a definite yes.

Photos: Felicia Chin/Instagram

Stefanie Sun
Stefanie Sun
31 Dec 2018

Stefanie Sun

Who said this list was only for actors? Stefanie Sun, who welcomed her second child this year, saw her selfie with her little one, along with snaps she took during her pregnancy, take up the bulk of her top nine.

Hilariously, a photo of Stefanie with her younger sister also made the list, with the caption tickling many. “I had lunch with my sister. The waiter asked, ‘Who’s Stefanie Sun?’ and since she was on the phone, I pointed at her.”

In addition, a photo of her with fellow local musician JJ Lin, along with her Christmas present from him, also made the list, which makes us wonder when the pair will bless us with their vocals by working on a collaboration together. Pretty please?

Photos: Stefanie Sun/Instagram

Joshua Tan
Joshua Tan
31 Dec 2018

Joshua Tan

Joshua may have only gone public with his girlfriend, Zoen Tay, in late July, but almost every photo that made the list is with her. From photos of them celebrating birthdays, to them going Instagram-official, or hanging out in Australia in Singapore, his followers clearly can’t get enough of how cute this couple is.

Photos: Joshua Tan/Instagram

Shane Pow
Shane Pow
31 Dec 2018

Shane Pow

Like Joshua, Shane’s top posts were almost all of him with his girlfriend, Kimberly Wang. We also find it worth noting that their wedding photoshoot (for a magazine) made it to the top nine, and we’re also pretty sure that people truly thought there was reason to celebrate (and congratulate) this couple, although it was just for a shoot.

Maybe next year?

Photos: Shane Pow/Instagram

Hong Ling
Hong Ling
31 Dec 2018

Hong Ling

If there’s one thing that Hong Ling rocks the best, it’s bikinis. Her followers definitely agree as five of the nine snaps are of her either in bikinis or form-fitting, midriff-baring tops as she lounges about in various locations. Another snap was of her and Richie Koh filming 118 Reunion, as viewers shared their sadness about having to bid goodbye to the well-loved franchise.

The other three? Well, let’s just say that Nick Teo and Hong Ling aren’t the only ones who are rejoicing at the fact that they no longer need to keep their relationship under wraps.

Photos: Hong Ling/Instagram

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