Welcome everyone, today we’d like to introduce you to a very special kitty named Benson. Benson is a cat that was rescued and adopted directly from the streets and his quirky personality and cute outfits have made him a true internet celebrity. (Is cat influencer even a term?)

Since arriving at his new home, Benson has been taking over Instagram. The fluffy cat has an entire wardrobe filled with exclusive pieces of clothing that match the look of his home or the places he frequents. In other words, Benson has a whole wardrobe filled with seasonal clothes, and his pictures are sure to put a smile on your face!

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denzoren
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4 months ago

The stories foretold of his coming...the great one...Samurai Cat.

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Bored Panda reached out to Benson’s owners.

“We found Benson 5 years ago, he was roaming the streets of Dubai. His old family moved away and left him behind, so we adopted him and brought him to the USA.

He loves his dad and his tuna, he is quite a calm and patient kitten. After adopting Benson, we soon came to notice that every time a camera was pointed at him, he would stop moving and sit very still! However, taking videos of him got difficult and we tried our luck with some glasses. Benson took to them absolutely immediately."

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R Carson
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4 months ago

Spa day.

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Becklass
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4 months ago

Wax on wax off

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"After a while, we got a little bold with clothes, and then even hats. He was sporting a whole look except for the shoes. He absolutely hates any type of socks and shoes. Every morning he waits for the alarm to ring and then he follows my husband around everywhere. He watches him get into his car and when it’s time for my husband to be back, Benson sits by the door waiting.”

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Becklass
Community Member
4 months ago

Darth-meow

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Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

I'll tell you the future! If you touch me you will die! Now pay me!

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Some cats talk the talk (when it comes to mealtimes, that is), but Benson knows how to walk the walk, and to be honest, he might just be our new favorite runway model. Benson is a rescue that came all the way from Dubai, and embarked upon his journey into fashion after his owners noticed that he seemed to like wearing glasses. The cat would stay still for owners to take the pictures, and after that, they just decided to take it one step at a time and see how it goes.

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denzoren
Community Member
4 months ago

Hipster Cat....from the art district. Both self portraits are very pretty...take all my money.

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denzoren
Community Member
4 months ago

These are soooooo adorable!

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We think most of us have noticed, that some cats might approve of a cosy pet store sweater or even a funny hat if the mood strikes, but Benson takes his wardrobe very seriously. For example, to combat the chilly weather, the cat's owners dress Benson in a parka, styled with a cute winter hat, or when it's a hot summer day you can see the fashionista cat rocking the beach outfits with some really serious sunglasses. Benson's outfits are definitely made to fit his haute cat-ture sense of style and bring out his unique personality!

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Znaya
Community Member
4 months ago

Don't want to miss that Jimmy Buffet concert 😀

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

"Somebody asked for a Triple Catnip and Tuna Espresso?"

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

*furry fist bump*

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R Carson
Community Member
4 months ago

Happy birthday!

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

"I'd like to thank my stylist, my publicist and my dietician. I can't remember their names but thanks anyway. I love you all!"

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

"See this pompom? Made it myself. Used to be a hamster. Named Jerry, I believe"

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Znaya
Community Member
4 months ago

Are you still there, these glasses are too dark 😀

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Znaya
Community Member
4 months ago

Are you getting my good side 😀

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denzoren
Community Member
4 months ago

It's not the hero we want, but the hero we deserve.....Batcat.

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

"It may take time, it may take effort - but by God, I'm going to bring the mini-capelet to the forefront of fashion"

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Lucifer
Community Member
4 months ago

Catsper?

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Znaya
Community Member
4 months ago

I am laughing too hard over these glasses 😀

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Znaya
Community Member
4 months ago

This is my favorite hat, it fits me perfect it matches my perfect sweater and of course my perfect glasses

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Becklass
Community Member
4 months ago

Belp

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

"I honestly don't know why, but this outfit makes me feel like a member of the British royal family about to humiliate themselves on a talk show"

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Znaya
Community Member
4 months ago

Gotta rep my favorite band 😀

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Znaya
Community Member
4 months ago

You can wear denim anytime, anyplace and any where 😀

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

"Rocco, be a darling and bring the gondola round to the front. I simply cannot walk another step"

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Bad Alchemy
Community Member
4 months ago

Didn't Johnny Depp wear that same outfit in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

"Just because you're unconscious you don't have to be unfashionable"

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

"To be honest, I don't really understand the finer points of boxing - I just enjoy being around hot, sweaty men with big muscles"

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Znaya
Community Member
4 months ago

Boho vibes

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R Carson
Community Member
4 months ago

Yep

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