If age is just a number then why do so many people complain about being too old for certain things? “I’m too old for this s**t,” was Roger Murtaugh’s favourite saying in the Lethal Weapon franchise, and it has leaked into the vocabulary of every person. When someone reaches a certain age they start making excuses for trying new things and learning new tricks. Except for Baddie Winkle.
Baddie ‘Baddass’ Winkle
Hailing from Glomar, Kentucky, Helen Ruth Van Winkle aka Baddie Winkle has become an internet sensation recently with her online activity. Her granddaughter got her started with her accounts and within a month Baddie had become the newest ‘must follow’ Instagram account. “Stealing your man since 1928” is her tagline on Instagram and with over 3 million followers, it’s not difficult to see why this sassy granny has won the hearts of millions of fans. She posts pictures of herself in swimsuits, popping pills and smoking joints; she dresses in tie-dye t-shirts, and calls out the haters and basics.
If all of that wasn’t enough, she has an ongoing campaign to get cannabis legalised, complete with cannabis leaf clothing and crazy “hash” tags. This 86 year old great-granny is more YOLO than most of the internet. Her Twitter account is just as impressive with over 230k followers, including Rihanna. But so what? She is having some fun on the internet between cooking and church. Or is she? Her antics have paid off and she landed a modelling contract with Dime piece LA.
Baddie Winkle was gracing the streets of America with her own billboard. This is not some old-biddy clothing line for covering up, this is street style clothing that Miley would go nuts for. This woman has secured a modelling contract that millions of other women around the world would kill for and she’s 86 years old….! Her Instagram feed is filled with awesome photos of her modelling the latest in swimwear and I can’t get enough of it!
“To prove again, that you are never too old to be the baddest bish in the room”. So what’s your excuse? You are never too old for anything and Baddie Winkle has shown that age is definitely just a number.