When the curtains fall yesterday to mark the end for the Bigg Boss Season 8, the results did not amaze the audience much.
Gautam Gulati was the evident winner, considering his popularity and overzealous fan base on the micro blogging site twitter.
The TV actor trended every second day on Twitter with his admirers tweeting from across the nation.
Ever since he stepped inside the Bigg Boss house, the social media kept buzzing with fans posting and tweeting about his in-house actions.
In the first half of January, the hunk remained trending on twitter for 20 hours with hash tag #GautamGulatiFever, breaking the previous best of BB contestant Gauahar Khan.
Week after week Gautam Gulati survived eliminations and emerged as one of the most-loved and followed contestants in the history of Bigg Boss.
His popularity can be judged from the fact that his fans tweeted with hash tag #VerifyGautamGulati to make sure his account gets verified on the Twitter. This hash tag trended at no. 2 spot with more than 150K tweets.
Though, initially the hunk was sidelined for using abusing words with Karishma Tanna in chilly paste tasks. Also, his closeness with supermodel Daindra Soares was not much appreciated by his enthusiastic lovers.
However, fans stood by him throughout and supported him when the actor caught in fight with Ali Quli Mirza. The hash tag #WeStandWithGautamGulati trended on twitter for a long time.
It was his lifestyle, his attitude and the nature of being himself on the reality show that gave him the winning edge over other contestants in the house.
The immense love, loyalty and dedication of his fans made his journey inside the BB house reach unimaginable heights.
We can say much like the ‘Modi' wave in Lok Sabha elections, this Bigg Boss season 8 witnessed the whole nation being swept away in the ‘Gautam' wave, resulting in his incredible victory by 86% votes.