MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Filipino-Australian actress Anne Curtis is one of Twitter’s most “followed” users with a little over 3 million people watching her every post.
|Actress-host Anne Curtis. File photo
According to Listorious, which describes itself as having “the best Twitter people search on the web,” Curtis ranks 187th in its list of the most followed Twitter users in the world, surpassing Hollywood actors Ben Stiller (197th) and Leonardo DiCaprio (207th), music producer Simon Cowell (213th) and singer Adam Levine (248th).
The said list is topped by pop star Lady Gaga with over 25 million followers.
As of writing, trailing "Mother Monster" are recording artists Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Britney Spears, United States President Barack Obama, Latin American singer Shakira, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, socialite Kim Kardashian, and the Twitter account of video sharing site YouTube.
Curtis, who is currently shooting Hollywood film “Blood Ransom” in the United States, thanked her ever-growing fan base on Thursday.
"I don't know what to say except thank you for following, putting up [and] relating to all my crazy, random [and] yes, sometimes even singing tweets," she said on Twitter.
"Twitter has made a difference in my life because it has paved a way for me to keep in touch with you, all my followers. I get to update you, get instant feedback from all of you. You guys get to know me through my random tweets [and] most importantly I get to share my dreams with all of you.
"Cheers to 3 million! Sending 3 Million++ Hugs & Kisses to my crazy followers & fellow dreamers!"
Curtis’ Twitter account, the most followed in the Philippines, has chronicled many of the actress’ triumphs, adventures and misadventures in showbiz – from the infamous MRT rides and the backstage boo-boo with rival network talents, her outright denial of her Hollywood project, to her product endorsements.
There are also her occasional “tweets” of sweet nothings to her boyfriend, Erwan Heussaff.
In the Philippines, trailing behind Curtis in terms of Twitter followers are actress Angel Locsin, comedian-host Vice Ganda, actor Sam Milby and Queen of All Media Kris Aquino.