Meet Baddie: The Coolest Grandmother on Instagram


Are you on Instagram? (Shameless plug: be sure to follow @GrowingBolder!)

The photo-sharing social media platform is among the fastest-growing, because it allows anyone to share a glimpse into their lives. Sometimes funny, often inspirational, these pictures come from people all over the world and all different walks of life.

One account that’s getting a lot of attention is that of Baddie Winkle, whose profile reads: “Stealing your man since 1928.”

it’s true

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Irreverent, unapologetic, a bit racy — Baddie pushes boundaries and smashes stereotypes about what octogenerians’ lives are really like. She also has 231,000+ followers on Twitter.

Michele Lamy #OriginalGrit @gritcreative

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Her fashions even caught the idea of one bathing suit company, which has hired Baddie as a model.

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And she’s become a superstar in the media — she recently appeared on Australia’s “Today” show with her great-granddaughter:
Baddie says that she wasn’t born to be bad, but loves to have fun and doesn’t apologize for wanting to live every day to the fullest (and admits that there aren’t many other grandmothers like her!).