"I want to be a role model for senior citizens," Baddie Winkle says in the latest issue of PEOPLE

By Patrick Gomez
Updated October 07, 2015 02:30 PM
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Helen Van Winkle has already accomplished a lot in her 87 years on this planet, but the Instagram star known as Baddie Winkle still has a lot on her bucket list.

“I want to be a role model for senior citizens,” Van Winkle says in the latest issue of PEOPLE.

The daughter of a Kentucky coal miner, Van Winkle became an internet sensation after a photo of her in her great-granddaughter Kennedy‘s cut-offs went viral last spring.

Since then, she’s amassed more than 1.6 million Instagram followers, scored a modeling contract and gotten chummy with a plethora of celebs ranging from Miley Cyrus to Drew Barrymore.

And the grandmother of five and great-grandmother of three has even bigger plans for her future.

“I would love to meet Drake,” says Van Winkle. “He is one of my followers and we’ve talked back and forth on Twitter and Instagram. I love to dance to his music. And he’s a Kentucky basketball fan, which I am too.”

Van Winkle is also planning a reality show with her family and now that she’s been in PEOPLE, she has another magazine in her sights.

“I would like to really be on the cover of AARP,” she says. “I think that would inspire a lot of people old and young.”

Whatever the future holds, the 87-year-old says she has no plans of retiring from the public eye any time soon.

“I don’t plan on slowing down until I …” she says, trailing off for a second. “I don’t plan on slowing down, period.”

For more from Van Winkle, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday