A Sit-Down With Skellie: The Basic Skeleton Burning Up Instagram

Jan 13, 2015 at 12:57 PM ET

You know Skellie because she’s just like you. She spends much of her time chronicling her #Blessed life on Instagram, posting photos of gossip seshes at Starbucks, hungover brunches with her best baes, makeup-free selfies and pics of her chilling on the couch with a glass of pinot and her Netflix queue.

Skellie’s ability to keep it real has made her an instant celebrity. With 125,000 Instagram followers and climbing every day, she’ll soon rival her idols Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. Vocativ scored the first exclusive interview with the rising star.

Hi Skellie! Thanks for taking the time to chat. You must be busy with all the attention you’ve been getting, but you’ve been posting to Instagram for a while. Why do you think you’re being noticed now?

I think it’s because I took a super cute selfie!

Speaking of, would any self-respecting bae use a selfie stick?

YES! DO YOU HAVE ONE?! Let’s take a selfie right now!

What’s your best feature?

My left cheek bone. I swear my Tinder matches would go up a million percent if all my photos were of my left profile.

And your worst?

My feet. Thank the universe for cute boots!

What is your beauty routine like?

My beauty motto: Dress like every outfit is an #OOTD and always keep your eyebrows on fleek.

Who are your biggest style icons?

Does Tumblr count as a style icon?

Has Instagram ever bothered you about your topless shots, like RiRi? #FreeTheNipple

They know better than to mess with me!

Speaking of, what is your favorite hashtag and why?

#BralessAndFlawless because it speaks to me on a philosophical level, and also because bras are the worst.

OK, you’ve just met a potential new boo on Tinder. How many dates before it’s OK to start sexting?

Start sexting before the date! Let’s be real, it’s 2015 and a girl HAS to have a preview of the material. But if sexting before the date is not your thing, then you do you, boo, don’t waste your time on some ByePhilippe nonsense.

Walk me through your ideal date.

He sets up a surprise picnic with a whole spread of #Organic #GlutenFree #Vegan food. We spend hours talking about everything from my favorite movies, my childhood, my hopes, my dreams, my hobbies, etc. Then he walks me home—gushing about me the entire time—and we have literally THE BEST make-out.

I saw that one of your resolutions for 2015 was more #SelfLove. What’s the best way to de-stress and detox?

A juice cleanse is the BEST way to detox, and if you don’t have a juicer, then you can just buy a bunch of orange juice from the corner store and start there. To de-stress, I’m very into long, warm baths or hot tub soaks, the kind of stuff that warms you straight to your bones, y’know?

What’s your favorite brunch spot?

Literally IHOP. But we don’t have any in Toronto, so, like, it’s a pretty exclusive thing, I guess.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice or Chestnut Praline Latte?

PSL is CLASSIC, but Chesnut Praline for when you wanna kick it up a notch and be a bit alternative.

Pinot: grigio or noir?


Are you a Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, Jessa, Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, Samantha, Rachel, Monica or Phoebe?

A Samantha crossed with Hannah in romance, a Marnie in terms of life/career goals and a total Rachel for style and decision-making skills!

Can we talk about Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein ads for a minute?

HAHAHA. Photoshop. For real, though, I don’t Photoshop any of my photos, and it’s really too bad Bieber is, like, in the spotlight for digitally stuffing his briefs. Pretty sure all the Biebler’s would have creamed themselves over his photos without the Photoshopped package and biceps.

What are your thoughts on Kimye?


Marry, fuck, kill: Beyoncé, Kim K, Taylor Swift?

Fuck Kim K, marry Taylor Swift, kill Beyoncé so we can live together in the afterlife FOREVER.

Marry, fuck, kill: Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Liam Hemsworth?

Fuck Chris Pine, marry Benedict Cumberbatch and spend our marriage solving mysteries and being British, have a killer make-out sesh with Liam.

What are the last five songs on your iPhone?

Beyoncé’s “7/11” five times in a row.

You’re trapped on an island and can have only one of the following with you: Taylor Swift’s 1989, Cheryl Strayed’s Wild or The Notebook. Which do you choose?

K, if I’m keeping an album—Taylor Swift’s 1989, looooooooove it—then I guess, like, I MUST have an iPhone to play it on, right? Which means I can use that to call my baes over to the beach and we can have an epic TSwift dance party and then get saved by some sexy pirates.

I want to get serious for a moment: What is it like to literally die?

Do I seem dead to you? I’m living life to its fullest, bae! You should, too!