Katya Elise Henry is an American fitness model, YouTuber and social media influencer.
Katya was born on June 14, 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her ethnicity is half black and half white with a ‘little bit of Native American and a little bit of Russian’
She has an older sister, Tanaya Henry, who also is a prominent social media influencer and model. Her father, Derrick Henry was a celebrity bodyguard protecting stars including Prince, Oprah Winfrey, Sting, and more.
She went to 3 different high schools in Minnesota and Arizona and has said that her high school experienced ‘sucked’. She revealed that as a freshmen she was bullied in person and online. While she disliked her freshmen, sophomore and junior year, she says her senior year was fun. She said her best experience was as a senior in Desert Mountain High School, where she met her best friend Austin, while she was cheerleading.
She says her began her fitness journey after she quit cheerleading:
After I quit competitive cheer, I noticed that I started to lose muscle. I started to go to the gym with my mom. She taught me what exercises to do to regain my muscle. To be honest, at first, I hated every minute of working out! But after seeing results, I was hooked. Soon after, my mom started to video me, so that I could see my form. I then put those videos on Instagram to share them. I had no idea that it would take off like it did!
She also revealed that her fitness inspiration was Jen Selter, ‘for her butt’.
She says she works out twice a week on her legs and her butt and 2-3 days per week on her upper body and abs. Her favorite butt exercise is the cable kickback and hip thrusts.
Katya has address the criticism about her butt being fake and said on Twitter:
I sculpted my body purely with HARD work in the gym, and all the right foods. No enhancements/injections/implants/etc here. & That is something I am very proud of. I keep it real
She started her own online fitness program called “Workouts By Katya”.
In 2016 Katya changed her diet to plant based and has said that ‘we should be living in harmony with animals, rather than at their expense.’ She also went plant based to prove to people that doing so wouldn’t make you lose your ‘gains’ and in her case the gains in her butt.
Aside from working out her favorite past times are to go to the beach, shop online, try new restaurants, and hanging out with her friends.
If she weren’t a fitness model, she says she ‘has no idea’ what should would be doing. She has never known what she wanted to do.
The thing that grabs her attention from a man is his eyes, his lips, his sense of humor, his intelligence and his sense of adventure.
What she is looking for in a relationship is for each person to ‘water each other and motivate each other to grow’.
Katya has been romantically linked with American singer, Austin Mahone and Los Angeles Laker, Kyle Kuzma
Height: 5 ft 2 in
Favorite TV show: Big Brother
Favorite Food: Avocado
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