If you told me five years ago I would be interviewing a girl I have known all my life, a girl I consider a part of my family, I would have laughed. Well, with a markedly rapid increase in traffic to her social media channels, I find myself doing just that. Jen Selter is a girl most people only revere as "an ass," but in reality, this 20-year-old female has much more to offer.
A wholesome girl from Roslyn, Long Island, Selter has done more than just establish a presence and a name for herself on social media. A fitness guru herself, Selter is the healthy mind behind @motivationforfitness, an Instagram account that has generated a following of over 300,000 users looking for an extra push to get to the gym. Her first personal Instagram account, @JenSelter, has garnered such a wide following that she had to create a backup account, @JenLSelter, and copyright mark @JenSelter, which she attaches to each photo in order to prevent outside parties from stealing her images.
Jen Selter has become an Internet sensation by showcasing her passion for fitness, thus, most people only know her as such. We got to sit down with the girl behind the ass and learn more about her world.
Of course, the first question anyone would ask the young sensation would be for her to explain her immense following, to which she responded:
Selter's main goal is simply to inspire and motivate people to reach their full potential. If she has to "selter" around or post a "belfie" (a butt selfie) to do so, then that is what she is going to do. Jen is more than humble and grateful for her following and supporters; she strives to work to the best of her ability to inspire them.
Another question likely to be on everyone's mind is how Selter ignited her goals and turned them into reality. Jen told Elite Daily that it was through her love of social media that her personal brand expanded:
Jen Selter is basically the frontrunner for fitness motivation among Gen-Y. Of course, fitness accounts have been around for quite some time but none of the magnitude of Selter's. When asked if she ever thought her fitness accounts would be so widely regarded, Selter told us:
For those people who thought Jen wanted credit for her images in order to boost her own following, they could not have been more wrong. While this may have been a byproduct of requiring her images to be credited, Selter's main drive was simply to show her following that she is a girl like any other, who can accomplish whatever goal she sets her mind to. One message Selter seeks to instill in her followers is the importance of feeling healthy.
No matter what you do in life, you're going to generate a following of "haters," especially if you are successful. This is something Jen encounters on a daily basis; however, she doesn't allow the negativity to drag her down, basically just laughing off the hateful criticism:
And to all of those people who think Jen Selter is nothing more than a nice ass:
Every Gen-Yer knows Selter's name and more than likely follows her on some form of social media. What does this say about our generation as a whole? Well, according to Jen:
When Elite referred to Selter as "The Ass of Generation-Y," she laughed and said: