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Many Celebrities Are Following This 87-Year-Old Instagram Star, But Why?

When we hear, grandma, we picture a sweet old lady with an apron around her neck and a lovely smile on her face. But Helen Van Winkle, an 87-year-old woman, is not any ordinary grandma. She keeps up with the style and is very active in the social media.

She goes by the name, Baddie Winkle on her social media accounts. She started posting her pictures in 2014 and in just a short period she has acquired quite a fan base. She has over 2 million followers on Instagram and 220 thousand on Twitter.

For her, Baddie Winkle name was a way to cope up with the loss of her husband and son. "Baddie Winkle has helped me a lot- in spirit, anyway." 

Pictures via- Baddie Winkle Instagram

Many Celebrities Are Following This 87-Year-Old Instagram Star, But Why?

Many Celebrities Are Following This 87-Year-Old Instagram Star, But Why?

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This cute and sexy 87-year-old has taken over Instagram with her funky and bold style.

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Born in 1928, with her social media tagline "stealing your man since 1928."

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Helen Van Winkle goes by Baddie Winkle on Instagram and has over 2 million followers.

"I lost my husband and my son, and I got tired of grieving, so I reinvented myself."

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The picture that started her journey on Instagram.

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When her 19-year-old great-granddaughter, Kennedy Lewis posted this photo of Winkle on Instagram, they were surprised by the overwhelming response. Little did they know that the picture will bring her such fame on the social media.

Her flashy clothes and vibrant personality have won her quite a fan following including some very famous personalities.

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She walked the MTV Movies Award red carpet and appeared on Nicole Richie's VH1 show "Candidly Nicole."

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She is friends with the Queens of the reality show, "The Kardashians."

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"They want to be like me when they get older. They want to do what I'm doing when they get older."

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Winkle's social media fame has opened up many opportunities for her.

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She has scored modeling contracts, has been the face of clothing lines like Dimepiece LA and is in talks for a reality show with her family.

Her clothes are bold and controversial. 

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"I was kind of feisty. I was never shy. I loved to dance and do things when I was young."

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She knows how to live life and does not shy away from some fun.

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"She has always been just very outrageous in general. She has always flirted with boys; she has just always been different than other grandma's I've known," said Kennedy. 

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"I don't feel old. I have never felt old. I think you can dress any way you want to."

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Baddie Winkle shirts and hats are sold nationwide on Kitson boutiques.

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She has no plans to retire from her Instagram fame.

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"I just hope that I stay in good health as long as I possibly can, and I do have good genes," said Winkle. "And I do look great in my jeans."

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