Lena Dunham at the "Girls" Press Conference at The London Hotel on June 24, 2013 in New York City.
Photography by Vera Anderson—WireImage
By Valentina Zarya
January 8, 2016

First Katy, now Lena. For the second time this campaign season, Hillary Clinton is handing over the reins of her Instagram account to a celebrity.

On Friday afternoon, the @hillaryclinton Instagram account posted a photo of Girls creator Lena Dunham announcing that she would be taking over the account and warning Clinton’s followers that she is “pretty focused” on her outfits.

Hey y’all! I made it to New Hampshire and I’m thrilled to be taking over the HRC Instagram! Warning: I’m pretty focused on my outfits. #Imwithher -Lena

A photo posted by Hillary Clinton (@hillaryclinton) on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:39am PST

Within an hour of the post, U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach, who is also joining Clinton in New Hampshire this weekend, posted another photo of Dunham in—you guessed it—a different outfit. Her caption includes the (definitely trending) hashtag #jealousofyourwardrobechange.

Best outfit of the day… Worst facial expression caught. Haha. @lenadunham ;) #jealousofyourwardrobechange

A photo posted by (@abbywambach) on Jan 8, 2016 at 12:25pm PST

Dunham and Wambach are just two of the high-profile celebrities stumping for Clinton this campaign season. Singer Katy Perry took over the former First Lady’s Instagram account last October during an Iowa rally and performed at the event.

But Clinton’s celebrity campaigners aren’t limited to Millennial women. Warren Buffet spoke at an Clinton campaign rally in Omaha last month, endorsing Clinton and saying that he backs her desire to tackle income inequality and raise taxes on the wealthy. And, of course, Clinton’s husband, former president Bill Clinton, plans to join her in Iowa next week.


In addition to all the boldface names on the stump, Clinton has also racked up more celebrity endorsements that any other candidate. These include star couple Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, actor Robert DeNiro, and basketball star Magic Johnson.

Other candidates’ celebrity endorsements pale in comparison to Clinton’s. If it’s true that social media will decide who wins the 2016 presidential election, then Clinton is definitely on the right track.


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