Baddie Winkle

Baddie Winkle

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About

Baddie Winkle is an 86-year-old woman who has gained a large following on Twitter and Instagram for her youthful sense of humor and free-spirited personality.

History

On March 26th, Winkle’s granddaughter Kennedy[4] uploaded a Vine of her uttering the stoners’ catchphrase ‘420 blaze it’ while smoking a hand-rolled cigarette. As of April 2014, the video has gained over 6,000 likes and over 5,000 revines.



On April 5th, 2014, Baddie Winkle created her Twitter account @baddiewinkle[2] with the tagline “stealing your man since 1928.” Her first tweet featured a selfie with the caption, “I look good when I don’t even try to look good.” In less than a month, the tweet gained over 8,000 retweets and over 6,000 favorites.




She reached 11,000 followers on Twitter on April 9th.

Winkle created her Instagram account[1] on April 10th, posting a selfie wearing a tie-dye T-shirt. In less than a month the picture gained over 2,000 likes.



On April 12th, Winkle tweeted if she gained over 1,000 retweets she would sell tie-dye T-shirts featuring a photo of her wearing a tie-dye T-shirt. The tweet gained over 4,000 retweets, and she began selling the shirts for $28.50 through the Etsy shop Psychicbabe.[8]




Reputation

On April 22nd, Buzzfeed[3] published a post titled, “Baddie Winkle Is The Most Hardcore Grandma On The Internet,” which features a collection of some of Winkle’s best Instagram photos.



On April 26th, she was profiled by The Frisky[5], by Jezebel[7] on April 27th and on April 28th, she was covered by Cosmopolitan.[6] As of April 28th, 2014, Winkle has gathered over 430,000 Instagram followers and over 190,000 followers on Twitter.

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