Get it, girl! Social media star — and senior citizen — Baddie Winkle channeled Britney Spears while walking the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28, at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.
The free-spirited 88-year-old strutted her stuff in a sparkly nude bodysuit that mirrors Spears’ iconic style from the pop princess’ 2004 “Toxic” music video, in which she went completely naked with the exception of strategically placed diamonds.
However, Winkle (real name: Helen Ruth Van Winkle) made the look her own by teaming her flashy ensemble with a chic pair of spectacles and bedazzled cane. The golden-aged beauty — who considers Miley Cyrus a close friend — took to Instagram on Saturday to get her 2.2 million followers excited for her head-turning appearance at the pop culture event.
“PRE VMAS 💗 make sure you guys tune into @mtv tomorrow and catch me killin it,” the Kentucky native — who has five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren — captioned a picture of herself in another eccentric ensemble.
Winkle — who is currently the face of L.A. streetwear label Dimepiece — opened up to Refinery29 in a May 2015 interview and explained her penchant for youthful fashion.
“I don’t like ‘old women’ clothes. I never wore them in my life. But I would also never be caught dead in pasties or short shorts that show half of your butt,” she explained. “I’ve had pictures made like that, but I just did it for the fun of it.”
Winkle also hopes that her affinity for unconventional clothing will serve as an inspiration for others who are well over the hill. “I would love to be a role model for older people,” she told R29. “You’re only here once in your lifetime, so have fun.”
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