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Jen Selter is a woman from Long Island, New York who has gained a large following on Instagram for sharing photographs of herself while working out. Due to the prominent display of her backside in many of her photos, Selter has been credited with having “Instagram’s most famous butt" and “the next Jillian Michales” after signing a lucrative sports management deal in January 2014.
On March 11th, 2012, Selter registered for an Instagram account and began posting photographs of herself exercising in yoga pants. On April 12th, 2013, Selter created her official Facebook page. On April 25th, Selter launched her personal website JenSelter.com and a Tumblr blog to highlight some of the photographs taken from her Instagram feed. On May 24th, Redditor Kapowzz created the /r/JenSelter subreddit and began sharing photos of Selter’s butt selfies from her Instagram feed, bringing in upwards of 1,100 subscribers in the first eight months. On June 4th, compilations of Selter’s Instagram photographs were posted on both Imgur and The Chive.
On September 20th, Redditor circatm2001 submitted a gallery of Selter’s photos to the /r/girlsinyogapantssubreddit, where it received over 1,400 up votes and 50 comments in the following four months. On October 8th, the Barstool Sports YouTube channel posted a backside workout video featuring Selter (shown below, left). On October 17th, YouTuber barbie style uploaded a video of Selter performing various exercises (shown below, right). Within three months, both videos amassed upwards of one million views.
On January 2nd, 2014, the New York Post published an interview with Selter, in which she revealed that she is often recognized in public by fans of her Instagram feed. On January 14th, the Cosmopolitan Magazine Twitter feed invited followers to post selfie photographs of their backsides in honor of Selter’s appearance on the talk show Cosmo Live.
Can you out-butt selfie the queen
JenSelter</a>? Tweet us your <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CosmoBelfie&src=hash">#CosmoBelfie</a> & tune in as she joins <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CosmoLive&src=hash">#CosmoLive</a> <a href="http://t.co/ceOQvNrnMs">pic.twitter.com/ceOQvNrnMs</a></p>— Cosmopolitan (Cosmopolitan) January 14, 2014
On January 17th, the Barcroft TV YouTube channel released a video interview with Selter, in which she discussed how her life had changed since she launched her Instagram feed (shown below). In the first five days, the video accumulated more than 1.8 million views and 2,000 comments. On January 22nd, the celebrity news blog Page Six reported that Selter had signed a fitness-modeling deal with The Legacy Agency, a major sports marketing firm and agency representing over 200 professional baseball players in the United States.
As of January 2014, Selter has gathered over 2 million Instagram followers, 574,000 Facebook likes and 220,000 Twitter followers.