Sarah Michelle Gellar Slays the “Thirst Trap” Game With Humor

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If you’re a self-proclaimed Instagram aficionado, you probably know what a thirst trap is. 

But if you’re a social media rookie, allow us to define this term for you. A “thirst trap” is a sexy selfie or photograph posted on Instagram to solicit the attention and appreciation of your followers. While many of us are guilty of setting a few thirst traps, our favorite vampire slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar humorously redefined the thirst-game this week. 

Gellar rose to prominence in the 90s as the savior of Sunnydale on the hit series Buffy The Vampire Slayer (BtVS). Throughout quarantine, Gellar has been a champion to her admirers once more; between sharing quarantine coping strategies and witty throwbacks, Gellar has devoted time and energy to connecting with her fans via social media. 

 

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Me realizing there is no end to homeschooling in sight. Who feels me?!? (I feel for my kids) #throwbackthursday

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Yesterday, this devotion spawned hilarity when Gellar honored Throwback Thursday with an iconic moment from the fourth season of BtVS. The throwback photo shows Buffy chugging milk from her demonic and neurotic roommate Kathy’s self-labeled carton. Gellar hilariously dubbed the photo a #ThirstTrap, slaying fans everywhere. Check out the throwback below. 

 

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This is what all the cool kids have been posting on Instagram right? #ThirstTrap #tbt

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Want to ensure your status as one of the “cool kids”? Be sure to follow Sarah on Instagram for more brilliant Buffy throwbacks.