What’s up? It’s Erin Robinson here with Clevver News and have you heard the news?! Amanda Bynes is back on Instagram!
Yes the real Amanda Bynes, the account is 100% legit. And the Internet is shutting down.
We know this because she tweeted it out from her official verified Twitter account.
She wrote quote, “Hey guys! I'm on instagram now ! Check me out
And you aren’t the only one who probably just did a double take I almost didn’t recognize her at first!
The pink hair and a septum ring? Ok, we see you Amanda!
And just in case you were born yesterday, Amanda was an iconic early 2000’s Nickelodeon star and even had her own show The Amanda Show.
Ahhh it brings me back! Every time I see lobsters I just want to yell, “bring in the dancing lobsters!”
Amanda also had starring roles in movies like ‘She’s The Man’ and ‘Hairspray’ and if you haven’t seen either of those films, you’re welcome... now you have plans for this weekend.
Anyway, back to her epic return to Insta.
Amanda has spent the last year or so laying pretty low on social media but now she’s back. And she racked up over 63,000 Instagram followers in less than 24 hours.
I mean, I guess when you're a legend, you're a legend. And her ratio is seriously enviable.
Amanda only follows 18 accounts, most of which are designers like Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vitton, you know, the usual. She is in fashion afterall!
But Paris and Nicky Hilton each also got individual follows.
And fans are loving this iconic return.
One person tweeted quote, “THE QUEEN IS BACK ”
And another said quote, “We love you Amanda !!! You look amazing xo”
Of course though, if you’re a true Amanda stan, you know that this isn’t her first Instagram account.
Back in 2017, Amanda had an impersonator on multiple social media platforms pretending to be her and was pretending to be married and pregnant.
And that person was apparently quite good at doing so, because at the time they had about 23,000 Twitter followers.
Amanda was pissed and tried to get the accounts taken down and seemingly took some more time off social media because her official accounts disappeared from everywhere except Twitter.
But now she’s back and it couldn’t come at a better time for her.
Just a couple months ago Amanda announced via Twitter that she'd officially graduated from college at FIDM and shared this pic of her in a cap and gown.
And we’re really happy to see Amanda doing so well because underneath the feel-good nature of her TV shows and movies, she struggled with drug use and extreme body image issues.
Back in 2013, it was almost impossible not to hear her name in the media because paparazzi were basically tracking her every move, which definitely didn’t help her mental state.
Her poor mental health led to outbursts on Twitter and a very public breakdown, but she eventually got sober and seeked help at mental health facilities.
She even opened up about these Twitter outbursts with Diana Madison back in 2017.
So we are really excited to see her looking happy and healthy and we are loving her pink hair.
And we know Amanda is certainly no stranger to experimenting with her hair color.
In 2017, she started off the new year by going back to her natural brunette color but just one year later she was on the cover of Paper magazine looking pretty blonde again.
And that Paper interview nearly broke the internet. Amanda was open and honest about everything she’d been through for the first time in years.
In the article Amanda even shared some advice for people going through a dark time like she went through.
She said quote, “My advice to anyone who is struggling with substance abuse would be to be really careful because drugs can really take a hold of your life. ... It really made me a completely different person. I actually am a nice person. I would never feel, say or do any of the things that I did. … Be really, really careful because you could lose it all and ruin your entire life like I did.”
At the time the article came out she’d been sober for four years and credited her parents for helping her stay on track.
And now that she’s back on social media, hopefully she will continue to stay happy and healthy and we can’t wait more iconic selfies in the near future.
But I want to know what you guys think.
Were you shocked to see Amanda Bynes back on Instagram? And did you give her a follow?
Let me know down in the comments below.