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Meet Baddiewinkle, the baddest granny to ever rock lipstick and cutoffs.

Helen Ruth Van Winkle, the 87-year-old rebel that is taking Instagram by storm with over 1.5 million followers, has the sass, attitude, and fashion sense of a fun-loving teenager.

After her husband died on her 35th anniversary, Helen decided to recover from the grief by taking her love for life and turning it into a social media persona named Baddiewinkle.senior-swimmer-smiles-420px-cc-sunstar

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“I’m not an old person and I’ve never been an old person – I just do my thing,” Baddiewinkle told Refinery29 in the video below. “One day I was laying out in the sun so I put on a tye dye shirt and a pair of cutoff shorts of my granddaughter Kennedy’s. She came home and said ‘Oh Grandma, you look so cute, let me take a picture of you.’ Baddiewinkle has helped me a lot – in spirit, anyway.”

Since her Instagram fame, Baddiewinkle has appeared on MTV with Miley Cyrus, kicked it with Nicole Ritchie, and hung out with Gwen Stefani.

She says she would love to be a role model for older people. Apparently it doesn’t matter how old you are, so long as you’re living life to the fullest and taking some cute selfies while you do it.


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