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Today, on this very special Tuesday in September, I’m happy to share that Amanda Bynes has joined Instagram.

The 33-year-old just made her first-ever post, and as usual, she is leaving quite a big impression.

A few hours ago, the Nickelodeon alum directed her 2.9 million Twitter followers to her new Instagram page, writing, “Hey guys! I’m on Instagram now ! Check me out.”

Amanda Bynes for Paper

Since making the announcement, the beloved child star has already racked up around 28,000 followers! 

Um, talk about a #Comeback. 

Currently, there are only nine people in the world who are lucky enough to be followed by Ms. Bynes, most of them fashion designers and magazine outlets. 

But Nicky and Paris Hilton also scored individual follows. 

Paris Hilton GIF:

The first photo Amanda shared was a selfie, which offered a perfect glimpse into her edgy new look.

She debuted her long, wavy pink locks and accessorized with a pink necklace and a gold septum ring, using a kissy face emoji for her caption.

The comment section of the post was disabled, which honestly, is pretty impressive considering she is a newbie to IG.

But also unfortunate because we can only imagine how much support and praise her post, as seen below, would’ve received. Oh well, we’re sending all the love anyway! 

Amanda Bynes joins Instagram

Amanda has slowly but surely been making her way back into the public eye. 

But with that and the pressure of auditioning again, 5 months ago she landed right back into rehab after an unfortunate “relapse”. 

At the time, her family’s attorney told E! News that “Amanda is doing great, working on herself, and taking some well-deserved time off to focus on her wellbeing after graduating FIDM in December.” 

Right before her graduation, Amanda graced the cover of Paper magazine, where she opened up about her past struggles with mental health and drugs

While most of us remember her as the charming, beautiful lead in some of the best early 00’s rom-coms like What a Girl Wants and She’s the Man (great movie don’t @ me) Amanda saw something else.

At the time, she said watching herself play a boy in the popular soccer film sent her into a months-long depression.

“When the movie came out and I saw it, I went into a deep depression for 4 to 6 months because I didn’t like how I looked when I was a boy,” she explained.

Young Amanda Bynes

Bynes also discussed her experience with smoking marijuana, along with taking other drugs, and how it changed her entire personality and outlook on life. 

“I was high on marijuana when I saw [Easy A], but for some reason, it really started to affect me,” she said.

“I don’t know if it was a drug-induced psychosis or what, but it affected my brain in a different way than it affects other people. It absolutely changed my perception of things.”

The Hairspray actress has been sober for four years now, and even though her road to recovery has taken some dark turns, fans are remaining optimistic. 

Hopefully, we will get to see some of her life updates through more photos on Instagram! 

The comeback is real this time, folks.