August 8, 2014 11:57 am

Barbra Streisand joins Instagram

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TORONTO — Barbra Streisand joined Instagram this week.

As of Friday morning, the ultimate diva had only one post — a professionally-shot photo of herself with her beloved Coton de Tuléar.

“Isn’t my Samantha just precious?” Streisand wrote in her debut post.

The 72-year-old Instagram newbie racked up nearly 20,000 followers in her first 48 hours.

Streisand’s fans are welcoming her to the social media tool.

“Oh Barbra you are a goddess who walks among us,” wrote one.

“You look amazing ! & girl I can honestly say your (sic) fashion is bang on!” another declared.

Streisand has been on Twitter since 2009 and currently has about 327,000 followers.

Streisand has a long way to go to catch up to Justin Bieber, who currently has 19.5 million Instagram followers, and Katy Perry, who has 6.6 million.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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