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Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga: A Twitter faceoff

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July 28, 2013|RedEye

While Justin Bieber sits atop the Twitter throne with 42 million misguided followers, the race for second is heating up. Katy Perry recently passed Lady Gaga to take over the second spot and become the social media service's most-followed woman, billboard.com reports. So which of these hyper-successful women should you follow? Let's find out.

The stats

@katyperry: She boasts 39.9 million followers, and she follows 122 accounts.

@ladygaga: She has 39.2 million followers and follows 135,247 accounts.

Winner: @ladygaga. Hey, at least there's a chance she'll follow you back!

Last photo tweeted

@katyperry: This is Katy Perry meeting Britney Spears at the "Smurfs 2" premiere. Perry's caption: "OMG!!!!! I CAN'T IM CRYING"

@ladygaga: This is a promo image for Gaga's next album, "Artpop." The caption lets you know the first single, "Applause," drops Aug. 19.

Winner: @katyperry. Say what you want about Brit, at least Katy is sharing some of her personality.

Update frequency

@katyperry: With comments on everything from her personal projects to the death of Cory Monteith, Katy is good for a few tweets a week.

@ladygaga: Mama Monster did not tweet in April or May, and she went dark for a month in late June and early July.

Winner: @katyperry. Seriously, Gaga—what the hell were you doing while recovering from hip surgery?!

Twitter crush

@katyperry: That would be @johnmayer. We're not so sure that's an improvement over ex-husband @rustyrockets.

@ladygaga: You might have seen him around town. @taylorkinney111 stars on "Chicago Fire," which shoots in town.

Winner: @ladygaga. With tweets like, "#blackhawks, go get that Cup boys!! Go Chicago!" how can we not love @taylorkinney111?

Overall winner

How can we choose? Let's all just agree that both of these women are more deserving of the No. 1 spot than Justin Bieber.

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