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StrongWaifu or Strong Waifu is a content creator and influencer named Delanie Fitzgerald who's known primarily for her fitness and military-related content, including videos in which she documents her workout progress, performs TikTok trends and models. Strong Waifu gained a substantial following on sites including TikTok, Twitch, Instagram and X throughout the 2020s, boasting millions of combined followers between her accounts.


Strong Waifu began posting on Instagram[1] in 2015, although she did not begin documenting her workout progress on the app until as early as September 25th, 2021. She began posting content on TikTok[2] on February 27th, 2020, and began posting fitness-related content that year. Throughout 2021, she also began posting content relating to her career in the United States Marine Corps (examples shown below).

@strongwaifuu #fyp #SkipTheRinse #TikTokGGT #military #usmc #marines ♬ original sound – TikToksSoundGuy

@strongwaifuu the workout nobody asked for but I did it anyways #fyp #SayQuayNotKway #RefundGlowUp #attackontitan #annieleonhart #aot #marine #LoveMeMode ♬ My War (Attack on Titan) – Miura Jam BR

Departure From the Military

Throughout 2022, Delanie began posting videos expressing her plans to leave the military. For example, on March 1st, 2022, she posted a video to TikTok[3] about the cons of leaving the military, garnering over 200,000 views in a year (shown below, left). On May 23rd, 2022, Strong Waifu posted a video on TikTok[4] documenting her last day in the military in which she explains the process of gaining the final needed signature to take her leave, garnering over 1.4 million views in a year (shown below, right).

@strongwaifuu 5 years went by fast 🥲 telling myself I’ll be okay #miltok #femalemarine #usmc #letmebesomeonesdependa ♬ Vienna – Billy Joel

@strongwaifuu honestly today was kinda stressful but at least we’re done w this chapter.. onto bigger n better things :) #miltok #usmc #femalemarine #marines #EAS #fyp ♬ AVOID ME – KUTE

2023 Social Media Growth

Strong Waifu continued to gain a substantial following throughout 2023, with over 600,000 followers on Instagram, 1.4 million on TikTok and 200,000 on X by November 2023. On February 27th, 2023, Delanie posted a video on TikTok[5] about finding a pair of pants from an old military service uniform in the vintage section of a store, garnering over 3 million views in nine months (shown below). In March, another TikToker,[6] @veteranwithasign, responded to the video claiming the suit was his.

@strongwaifuu find uniform items at ur local Tilly’s 😂😂😂 #miltok #military #usmc #marines #marinecorps #veteran #fyp ♬ Follow The Leader – Rumba Del Sol

Some of her most popular posts of 2023 outside of TikTok include a May 31st, 2023, post on X[7] of her back in a towel, captioned, "for research purposes every woman needs to take back pics in a bath towel," garnering over 100,000 likes in six months, and an October 14th Instagram[8] post of herself holding Minecraft food on a plate, garnering over 178,000 likes a month (shown below, left and right).

delanie @strongwaifu for research purposes every woman needs to take back pics in a bath towel 1:35 PM - May 31, 2023 6.1M Views ... 0

Online Presence

Strong Waifu posts her content on Instagram, X and YouTube[9] under the handle @StrongWaifu. She is also active on TikTok and Twitch[10] under the username @strongwaifuu.

Buff Cat Girl Post

On August 29th, 2023, Delanie posted a photo to X[11] in which she poses like a cat, writing, "ok but are u into buff cat girls?" garnering over 23,000 likes in three months (shown below).

delanie @strongwaifu ok but are u into buff cat girls? ⠀

The post inspired several memes and pieces of fan art. On August 29th, X[12] user @Cuddliyy posted a meme that gained over 600 likes in two months (shown below, left). On August 30th, X[13] user @PhelippeTom posted a redraw of the image that gained over 1,100 likes in the same span of time (shown below, right).

If nobody got me I know The buff internet cat girl lady. got me Can i get an AMEN ? Touch --6

Personal Life

According to her Instagram bio, Strong Waifu is a United States Marine Corps veteran. Her real name is Delanie Fitzgerald.

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External References

[1] Instagram – stroingwaifu

[2] TikTok – first upload

[3] TikTok – strongwaifuu

[4] TikTok – strongwaifuu

[5] TikTok – strongwaifuu

[6] TikTok – veteranwithasign

[7] X – strongwaifu

[8] Instagram – strongwaifu

[9] YouTube – strongwaifu

[10] Twitch – strongwaifuu

[11] X – strongwaifu

[12] X – Cuddliyy

[13] X – PhelippeTom

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