Dr. Pimple Popper parlays her gross Instagram videos into a TV deal

 engadget.com  6/14/2018 8:44:00 PM  2

Of course, the show isn't just about satisfying viewers' perverse appetite for pimple extraction. It's also about correcting abnormalities to improve patients' well-being, as each of Lee's more extreme cases will likely explain the discomfort or outright misery caused by their affliction. Gross, but ultimately heartwarming.

The show is another cultural milestone of sorts: It's the first time an Instagram star has gotten their own mainstream television series (as far as the Engadget staff can recall). While fad account Rich Kids of Instagram got its own miniseries that aired on Channel Four, Lee's is the first individual whose brand got her to television. Everyone out there with their own novelty account: The dream is real.

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