For Posteriors’ Sake
When Jen Selter couldn’t decide what to do with her life after graduating from high school, she got a job working at the front desk of a gym. She took to working out after shifts and posting photos of herself in colorful fitness clothes. About a year ago, the photos started gaining a certain kind of fame for what many considered Ms. Selter’s best asset: her bottom.
“I was never like, ‘Oh, my butt,’ ” Ms. Selter said. “When I was growing up, everyone wanted to look like skinny, bony girls. Over time, butts have become a thing.” So much so that Ms. Selter’s “belfie” photos (a portmanteau of “butt” and “selfie”) have attracted almost 4.5 million followers on Instagram and a photo shoot in Vanity Fair.
“It’s interesting,” said Ms. Selter, who works out four or five days a week. “How a butt can make you.”