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Meet The Coolest Great-grandmother of The World, Who is Rocking The Internet With Her Hip Attitude

By Meera Kaushal, 24 May 2018

Life is meant to be lived fully and when someone can do this along with an attitude that can inspire millions across the globe, that person legitimately becomes a sensation to watch out for. Today we are going to tell you about an 89-year-old woman who has eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, and even then she is living the high life of being an Internet sensation with an unmatched zeal.

1American Internet Sensation

American Internet Sensation

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Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle, popularly known as Baddie Winkle is an American Internet Sensation who started becoming a social media personality at the age of eighty-five. She has almost 3.3 million followers on her Instagram account. The words written in her Instagram Bio are: ‘Stealing Yo Man Since 1928,’ and quite interestingly; this phrase has become popular among the teens and young adults. 

Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle

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2Her Introduction to the limelight

A few years ago, Winkle was just fooling around with her great-granddaughter, Kennedy Lewis when she decided to wear her clothes and post a picture on Twitter. This was it!

Her Introduction to the limelight

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She got hooked to it and there has been no turning back since then. The world has been loving her Badass attitude from those days itself, which is proven by the number of followers she has on her social media accounts.

Coolest grandmother

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3Her life before stardom

Her life before stardom

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Baddie Winkle is from Eastern Kentucky and her father was a coal miner. Her family moved to a town which was hit by a tornado. In an interview to Paper Magazine, Winkle said that she has had a hard life all her life. Winkle lost her husband, three decades ago and her son around 18 years ago. These events were very traumatic for her, but then this idea took shape and since then, Winkle has been living a different life. We must say, she is doing a fabulous job at being the Badass Granny who is inspiring millions around the world.

Baddie Winkle is from Eastern Kentucky

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4Living the high life in her eighties

Living the high life in her eighties

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The phase of life when most people simply retreat to live a quiet and simple life has become the highlight of Winkle’s life. She told Paper Magazine that in her old age she had not done anything worthwhile until the time she started becoming this social media sensation. She says that would love to see other old people get up and get active in their lives, rather than just sitting around, thinking that their life is over.

Winkle’s life

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5For her, age is just a number

Enjoying life to the fullest

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Nothing about her life and personality says that she is 89-years-old. She has a feisty lifestyle, in which she is always listening to her heart, enjoying life to the fullest with an unapologetic attitude and never ever caring about what people think and say about her. Quite literally, age is just a number for her. And that you can see in all the pictures that she posts from time to time on her social media handles.

Grandma in swimsuit

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Donning the funkiest outfits, she declares her fashion statement effortlessly. Her curves are great, her smile could kill and her pout is simply perfect!

Donning the funkiest

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And yes, her selfies are way better than most of us!

Grandma taking selfie

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You may be wondering what is the secret behind such a fit body even at this age! Well, allow us to tell this simple fact that she remains active all the time. She never remains still and is always ready to do something or the other. This is the little secret that she readily told the world and now she hopes that she can get other older people too, to be more active.

She never remains still

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6High profile followers and fans

It doesn’t surprise us that Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Nicole Richie follow Winkle on Instagram. In 2015, Winkle attended the MTV Video Music Awards as a guest of Miley Cyrus. In fact, Winkle has been modeling for brands since 2015, when the Grit Creative Group signed her to be a part of their website launch campaign. Winkle also kicked off the second season of Nicole Richie’s ‘Candidly Nicole.’ The next year, Smirnoff ICE Electric Flavors signed her up for a national commercial to be a part of their “Keep It Moving” campaign.

High profile followers and fans

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Winkle also faces criticism from haters on social media who tend to say all sorts of things to her. But, being a Badass granny that she is, she calls them ‘Basics’ and prays for them.

Miley Cyrus and Nicole Richie

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No matter what the world says, Baddie Winkle is an inspiration to millions and we certainly come in those millions of fans who are awestruck by her attitude. We love her for being so cool and yet so fiery when it comes to living life on her own terms. What about you? Do tell us in the comments section below.

Winkle also faces criticism

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