Every person who sets up an Instagram or Twitter account has one dream: They want to go viral. For some, that dream comes true in a “15 minutes of fame” flash … which really lasts for only 15 seconds. That’s not the case with Helen Van Winkle or, as she’s known to her 2 million Instagram followers, Baddie Winkle.
You read that right: This 88-year-old granny has 2 million followers and growing every day. Among those followers are all kinds of celebrities, big and small. If you haven’t checked out Baddie Winkle, then you’re clearly not “in” with the in-crowd.
So just where did Baddie Winkle come from and how did she win the Internet? To tell that tale, you need to go back eighty-eight years.