his mother of two blew off her haters and has turned her love of her body into an Instagram sensation. And now, she’s cashing in on her new found fame.
In less than a year, Texas mother Courtney Ann has gained almost 400,000 Instagram followers by posting photos of her butt.
Her account @texasthighs started as a dare with her husband who admires his wife’s commitment to fitness despite her busy life.
“My husband is always taking pictures of me and saying, ‘You’re so hot,’” she told the Dallas Observer. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to stay in shape, but with kids and everything, it’s kind of crazy.”
But as her online following grew, some family and friends were less than supportive. Even going so far as to flag her posts, getting her account temporarily suspended.
Though she doesn’t give out her last name, Courtney Ann has definitely faced backlash.
“I try to keep everything on my page about being happy or positive or grateful or chasing goals, whether it’s physical or mental. So it was interesting when I did start getting a lot of, ‘You’re a mom; you’re too old to be doing this.’”
Because as we all know, once you have a baby, you’re assigned a mandatory mom haircut and all your credit cards get replaced with Coldwater Creek coupons.
Courtney has always seen the account as a way to celebrate how hard she works for her body.
And as she tells the paper, even her own kids, ages 9 and 12, are not shocked by what their mom posts.
“To them, it’s kind of everywhere anyway, so they just kind of see it as, ‘Mom looks pretty.’ And they know how hard I work out.”
Which is super supportive considering when I was their age, all I had to say to my parents were things like “Get out of my room!”
Though she deals with plenty of criticism online and off, she’s expanded her Instagram account into a small business.
She offers exclusive content to members for $10 a month, but calm down, it’s nothing more salacious than her public posts.
This bonus content plus t-shirt sales means Courtney’s butt is cashing in.
(While mine is making me buy new jeans every three months.)
Her husband Nick fully supports his wife’s newfound fame. In fact, he’s her photographer.
His wife’s fans don’t make him jealous at all, since he says that she gets plenty of attention offline too.
“If we go to a family event, if we go to a bar, if we go places, it’s less protected than it is on the internet,” he told the Observer.
Nick has even created his own Instagram account to compliment his wife’s: @mr.texasthighs.
Looks like this turned into a family affair.