She’s been “stealing your man since 1928,” has her own beauty collection at Sephora, 3 million followers on Instagram, and Rihanna and Miley Cyrus are her fans. Meet Helen Ruth van Winkle – a 92-year-old southerner Instagram icon that became an internet sensation back in 2014.
Before rising to fame, she lead a pretty normal life in Waco, Kentucky. She had a small 6-acre farm, took care of her great-grandkids, kept her garden nice, and went to church every Sunday. Then one day, her great-daughter snapped a picture of Helen in a pair of cut-off shorts and a tie-dye t-shirt. With some help from the same great-granddaughter, she set up her Instagram account on which she posted the picture. “I’m a bad b**ch; always been a rebel,” Helen, who uses username Baddie Winkle, says. “So we decided ‘bad’ — ‘baddie.’ And then my last name was van Winkle so we put the Winkle on.” Baddie Winkle’s first post quickly went viral and the number of her followers grew steadily over time.
Baddie Winkle took social media by storm with her bright, eccentric, and eclectic outfits and ‘zero f**ks given’ attitude. While her sense of style might not be everyone’s cup of tea, we can surely all agree on one thing – the confidence of this woman is inspiring. So scroll down below to see some of the most-liked posts from Baddie Winkle and vote for the ones that you like the most!
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