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    28 Ariana Grande Instagrams That Show How Much Has Changed Since 2012

    Now she's the most-followed woman on Instagram!

    ICYMI, Ariana Grande is now the most-followed woman on Instagram. Congratulations!

    Anyway, to celebrate Ariana's new title, I thought it would be fun to go on a trip down memory lane, looking at some of her earliest Instagram posts:

    1. This post celebrating the huge milestone of 2 million followers in 2012 — aka, 146 MILLION fewer than her current follower count...

    2. ...and then she hit 3 million, and Instagram looked like this???

    3. There's also this post documenting her Twitter followers, which I love because of the polka dot background:

    4. This post, which was Ariana's first-ever Instagram pic — and it's such a sweet snapshot of her and her beloved grandfather, who passed away in 2014:

    5. This adorable mirror selfie:

    6. This photo embracing her haters:

    7. This beautiful word collage:

    8. This important trending topic:

    9. This shoutout to her Keek account, lol:

    10. This selfie with Victoria Justice:

    11. This very important shoutout from the Biebs:

    12. This celebration of her Kids' Choice Award, which I hope is still safe and sound next to her Grammy:

    13. This pic from a table read for Sam & Cat...

    14. ...and this selfie with her Sam & Cat co-star, Jennette McCurdy:

    15. This truly adorable baby pic:

    16. This adorkable pic:

    17. This foreshadowing to the 13 Going on 30 reference in the "Thank U, Next" video:

    18. This collector's item:

    19. This Girls' Life magazine cover where she talked about guys, grades, and dealing with mean girls...

    20. ...and her amazing story in her first Cosmopolitan cover:

    21. This emoji-filled text with her mom:

    22. This classic Madame Tussauds shot:

    23. This neat filter on a pic with Colleen Ballinger (aka Miranda Sings):

    24. This iconic foot shot that we've all done before:

    25. This autograph...

    26. ...and then this adorable reaction to Rihanna's comment on that Instagram. (This is like Instagram Inception.):

    27. This slumber party with Fifth Harmony:

    28. And this very close selfie:

    In conclusion, time is a crazy thing.