Wednesday, January 22, 2014
'She's the next Jillian Michaels!' Ample-bottomed Instagram star lands lucrative sports deal after attracting more than 2million followers Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2543970/Curvy-Instagram-star-Selter-gets-big-sports-deal.html#ixzz2r9ohJhkl Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
The squats paid off! Instagram fitness star Jen Selter , who known for her noticeably round derriere, has landed a lucrative sports management deal and is being dubbed 'the next Jillian Michaels'
Selter signed with The Legacy Agency, which represents baseball stars Carl Crawford and Johan Santana, NFL players Osi Umenyiora and Reggie Bush and sports broadcasters Troy Aikman and Dan Hicks.
Famous asset: The 20-year-old from New York, has amassed more than two million followers on Instagram after posing pictures of her pert behind
However, Witlieb pointed out: 'Jillian didn’t get to where she is until her mid-30s. Jen’s going to grow as a person, as a fitness expert, in these next years. She’s here for the long term.'
Asked if Selter’s precious rear would be insured like the limbs of other top athletes, Witlieb added, 'I have no idea.'
Just one picture of Selter on a workout ball or squatting at the gym can garner as many as 80,000 likes, and thousands consider her a fitness inspiration.
'I'm recognized wherever I am,' Selter said. 'I don't really go to public gyms anymore just because it is a whole big scene when I'm there. I don't like being watched.'
Naturally sculpted: Many followers have suggested her plump derriere is fake - but she insists it is real, explaining that the only cosmetic surgery she has undergone was a nose job as a teenager
Sowing them how it's done: She says she aims to be an inspiration for other people to get fit
Active: Selter, originally from Long Island, is also a spokeswoman for a nutrition supplement company and hopes to launch her own line of workout gear
She admits that her photos are always focused on her rounded behind, explaining: 'I don't really post a lot of face pictures... They don't want to see my face.'
Selter, who is single and lives with her mother on the Upper West Side, took cosmetology classes while holding side jobs at a plastic surgeon's office and a gym after graduating high school.
'I'm recognized wherever I am, I don't really go to public gyms anymore just because it is a whole big scene when I'm there. I don't like being watched'
When she started working out at the gym, she noticed that her behind began getting bigger and was inspired by the transformation.
She joined Instagram in March 2012 and began posting images of her body. When she saw people reposting her images, she asked for a credit and her number of followers boomed.
Once she achieved 300,000 followers, sponsorship offers piled up from companies including Nike, Lululemon and New Balance, among others.
She has since quit her gym job and secured deals with water company NY20 and a nutrition supplement company, Game Plan Nutrition, for which she is a spokeswoman.
See how Jen Selter gets the world's best butt
Stunning: Selter, who is single, says she struggles to go anywhere where she is not recognized
Proud: She says that while she has worked hard to achieve her behind, anyone can do it
While she would not reveal how much she makes from these deals, Selter, who did not go to college, said they give her 'a lot more money than a graduate would be making'.
Her mother, Jill Weinstein, said she couldn't be more proud of her daughter and her following.
'I'm very proud of her because this is a girl who didn’t want to go to college, and she was able to build up this social media in such a way that she has become famous and she is an inspiration and motivation for so many people,' she told the Post.
Many followers have suggested her plump derriere is fake - but she insists it is real, explaining that the only cosmetic surgery she has undergone was a nose job as a teenager.
Curvy: Selter worked in a gym until she amassed half a million followers and began getting other job offers