J-Dimps, 80-Year-Old Internet Sensation

What will you be doing when you're in your eighties? If you're anything like Josephine Lamberti, you'd be ... an Internet star!

Because of his grandmother’s smile, [Donny Brandefine] gave her the nickname Josie Dimples — J-Dimps, for short — and began making videos of her as a wisecracking grandma with a secret penchant for “Jersey Shore”-style, fist-pumping dance moves.

“I figured, let’s put Dimps to work here,” Mr. Brandefine said. “It’s obvious she’s not your average 80-year-old.”

Mrs. Lamberti is certainly a youthful senior. Despite suffering from sciatica and having to use a walker and a cane, she is a whirling dervish of energy. She is constantly dancing around her home and cracking up her three daughters, six grandchildren and friends with comic rants, like one about how distasteful she found a local senior center she had been persuaded to try out. [...]

Then a year ago Mrs. Lamberti began using Twitter as @J_Dimps and became an even bigger Internet sensation. She has more than 74,000 followers, and counting.

“I still don’t know what the heck is going on,” Mrs. Lamberti said with a laugh in her apartment, in a low-rise development in the Princes Bay neighborhood.

Link | Watch 'er swag [YouTube]


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