Meet 'The Fat Jewish,' Instagram's cult phenomenon with 5.5 million followers

Josh Ostrovsky, 30, is the man behind the massively popular Instagram account “The Fat Jewish,” famous for reposting photos from around the internet with humorous commentary.

In a relatively short amount of time, Ostrovsky has sold a show idea to Comedy Central, inked a book deal, and courted advertisers. In June, Ostrivsky and Babe Walker of “White Girl Problems” launched “White Girl Rosé,” inspired by a rose wine shortage in the Hamptons last summer. Take a look at why 5.5 million people on Instagram are fascinated by “The Fat Jewish.”

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