The World’s Coolest Grandma: 88-Year-Old Star Baddie Winkle
With almost 3 million followers on Instagram, Baddie Winkle is definitely not your ordinary woman. She’s sassy, cool, stylish and, of course, hot to be your grandma. Over the years, she has proven that it’s never too late to live the life you want to be— whether it be a simple life or a life full of colors. And Baddie just love the latter more than the former.
Baddie Winkle Younger Years
Born in July 18, 1928 as Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle, Baddie revealed that she was always a rebel even before she became an internet sensation. She would frequently wear flamboyant and bright outfits. However, it came to a stop when her husband died on their supposed to be 35th wedding anniversary. But the most grieving part was also the death of her son. The untimely death of her loved ones was very difficult for her to accept, and at one point of her life, she even blamed God. She cried all the time, but then she realized that crying didn’t help her overcome her sadness and grief. So that’s when her great- granddaughter came to the rescue. Well, not really as this 19-year old lass just let her grandma borrow something from her wardrobe— a tie-dye shirt and pair of cutoff shorts.
Apparently, the vibrant outfit made her feel better. And little did she know that it was the start of her colorful journey. After posting her very first photo on her Instagram account, with a ‘Peace and Love’ caption, she immediately gained the hearts of the people. From then, she changed her name into ‘Baddie’ to incorporate the new stage of her life, and eventually became one of the coolest grandmas in town.
This soon-to-be 89-year-old star has never failed to put a smile or swag on her Instagram posts. To prove that she’s better than all millenials combined, here are some of her fascinating photos that will surely brighten up your moods. Well, even her Instagram description is a good way to start— ‘Stealing yo man since 1928’.
Striking Statement Shirts
She certainly knows how to shut up the haters with her funny tees, and this ‘Bitches all hate me’ tee is a definite portrayal of her swag. And of course, her smile is just contagious!
Look at how adorable she is with her cute facial expression, hand gesture, and of course, her statement shirt. Well, her tee is just way too accurate— ‘I don’t need the internet. The internet needs me’.
Calling out Drake, a fine-looking woman seems to be attracted with your charms that she even incorporated you as the standard for men! Baddie has always been vocal about her love for Drake, and she even spilled out the beans that if given the chance to get high with a famous person, she’d totally choose Drake.
Never be afraid to preach what you think is right. If you want some downright inspiration, you have Baddie the great. Well, for this particular statement tee, you can just disregard the first line, and focus on the second phrase, really.
The One- Piece Obsession
Baddie is not just a great fashion icon, but she also an inspiration for women of different ages. She is an ultimate example of a woman who is not afraid to bare some skin despite of her age. She’s definitely living her life to the fullest, even if that means wearing a one-piece swimwear.
Another one-piece ensemble from Baddie that showed the best way to rock a colorful-died swimsuit. Just don’t forget to smile, and everything will change for the better.
Who says only the youngsters can rock a one-piece swimsuit with some adorable pineapples on the scenery? Baddie has certainly lived up to her dime piece ensemble.
Another dime piece, literally. This black swimwear and her slightly-open mouth is definitely perfection in one setting. How could a grandma at 88 look this awesome?
Since she feels that wearing simple and boring clothes make her old, Baddie made sure that her fashion choices are always on point. That is why, she would always opt for colorful and bright getups to make her feel young, and catching the crowd’s attention is just a bonus factor.
Seriously, a very refreshing OOTD— mutli-hued top paired with a bright high-waist skirt. Though she is often photographed with a stick of cigarette on her hand, Baddie does not smoke in real life; it’s just her props.
Now, look at how Baddie makes her followers fall for her every single time. She is not afraid of the F word, and apparently she’s very open-minded and straight to the point. No wonder she gained the hearts of many.
Even her hair did not escape her colorful mania. She has tried a lot of hair colors, and it seems that everything looked good on her.
Crop Top Fever
Revealing some skin is never a problem for Baddie, and that is why she has fallen in love with the crop top fever for the past years. In this look, it’s definitely the right time to say goodbye to basic.
Pretty in pink! She never fails to wear that captivating smile in her photos even if she’s just on a casual tee or a glamorous outfit.
Just to give you a little preview of the caption of this particular Instagram photo, well it’s all about being true to yourself.
Peace y’all! The peace sign has been a very visible hand gesture in her Instagram feed.
Sexy, Svelte, Sophisticated
She certainly doesn’t look almost a century-old woman in this body-hugging silk dress. And the pout was too on point.
Baddie was totally a vision of striking red in this photo. Even at 88, she managed to pull off this body-con dress with too much conviction and sophistication.
Sexy, svelte and sophisticated— just the right words. She totally sparked in style and elegance in this red embellished jumpsuit, plus the choker was a great catch.
This shimmering getup is definitely a sight to witness as it is worn by the sassiest Instagram sensation, Baddie. And well, she did not disappoint the crowd as she totally pulled off the look with her style and charm.
Check out more of her fascinating life on her Instagram account: Baddie Winkle
Baddie is just one of the countless of inspirational women, and if you want more empowering women, check these articles: Empowering Quotes from the World’s Most Extraordinary Women and Meeting Women Over 50 with Fabulous Style.