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Put the ‘Gram’ in ‘Instagram’ for Gorgeous Grandma Day

We owe them our lives. That's a pretty good reason to celebrate.


Marisa Kabas


Published Jul 23, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 7:25 am CDT

We literally owe our grandmothers our lives, and that is certainly something worth celebrating. That’s why Gorgeous Grandma is among the more important totally fake holidays.

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Today is a day set aside to celebrate the gorgeous grandma or grandmas in your life, and people have taken to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share pictures of some truly beauteous older women.Some are choosing to share grandma in all her current glory.

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Older women don’t get a whole lot of love these days: Look no further than Marvel casting a 50-year-old Marisa Tomei to play much older Aunt May in the latest Spider-Man reboot. But blogs like Advanced Style and fashion spreads for the likes of Joan Didion, Joni Mitchell, and ’70s icon Twiggy show us that getting older does not mean getting any less hot.

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And in a beautiful crossover moment, here is America’s Grandma, Betty White, eating a hot dog.

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So call your grandma, tell her you miss her, and most importantly, tell her she’s gorgeous.

Photo via Alex Santos Silva/Flickr (CC BY ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Jul 23, 2015, 3:20 pm CDT