Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle, better known by her Instagram handle of @baddiewinkle, is an 89-year-old grandma who holds nothing back. After her 19-year-old great-granddaughter, Kennedy Lewis, took a photo of her wearing cut-off jean shorts and a tie-dye shirt, Winkle agreed to let Kennedy set up an Instagram account for her. Kennedy posted the photo she took and after Rihanna started following Winkle's account, her photo went viral.
Today she has more than 3 million followers. Her tagline is "stealing your man since 1928," and when you see some of her photos, you'll believe it. This grandma has mingled with celebrities, written a book, and advocates for legalizing marijuana. She's basically the BFF you had in college, but several decades older. Her Instagram posts are full of rainbows, peace signs, and hilarious graphic tees that any other granny wouldn't be caught dead in. (Or, maybe, only caught dead in.) And she's clearly not slowing down anytime soon.