KJ Apa boosts past Lorde for Kiwi Instagram crown

Lorde and KJ Apa
They're two of our most successful exports, but which has come out on top? Photo credit: Instagram

Kiwi actor KJ Apa is taking over US TV screens, and now it seems he's taking over your Instagram feed as well.

The Riverdale star has just overtaken Lorde as New Zealand's biggest Instagram star, hitting 6.1 million followers.

The 'Royals' hitmaker has 6 million.

Ex-Shortland Street heartthrob Apa now plays Archie Andrews on the CW teen drama series, which airs on Netflix in New Zealand.

There's no doubt both Kiwi exports are doing us proud: Riverdale currently in its second season, rating 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, while Lorde is embarking on the North American leg of her Melodrama Tour.

If you follow both Apa and Lorde on Instagram, you might notice the slight difference in the tone of their posts.

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