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Meet Baddie Winkle - 87-year-old Instagram star and our new fashion idol


Meet Baddie Winkle, the internet's coolest octogenarian.


my back side is the best side

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At 87, the American great grandma is challenging our perceptions of growing old with her carefree Instagram account, which is filled with pictures of her enjoying fashion - and life -with a wry, badass attitude.



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She has rapidly gained 1.3 million followers and counts Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and Drake among her fans.


#stateofwinkle @dimepiecela

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The octogenarian, whose real name is Helen Van Winkle, is supported by her grandchildren, who set up her account and encouraged her to explore her "Baddie" alter ego.

It has catapulted Winkle, from Knoxville, Tennessee, to international fame and she was even invited to join Cyrus - her style protogee - at the VMAs at the weekend.


Talkinnnn flahyyyyy fahyyyy wiffff @baddiewinkle

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Winkle is taking her newfound celebrity status in her stride. She told Refinery 29: “I don’t like ‘old women’ clothes. I never wore them in my life.”

“I would love to be a role model for older people," she added. “You’re only here once in your lifetime, so have fun.”


throwback thuuursday to when dimepiecela made me feel more beautiful than ever

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Images: Rex Features, @baddiewinkle @mileycyrus



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