Who is Younes Bendjima?
Younes Bendjima is a model, who is probably best known for being the, allegedly, ex-boyfriend of the internationally known reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian, who found her fame through the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality television series. He is also widely recognized for collaborating with brands such as Adidas, Givenchy and Calvin Klein to name a few.
Younes Bendjima’s Early Life and Education
Younes Bendjima was born on the 5th May 1993, in Algeria, and is of Algerian-American nationalities. After his parents split up at his very early age, he relocated to New York, USA, alongside his father who is an owner of a traditional Algerian restaurant in which Younes occasionally worked during his childhood. There aren’t any other relevant details about Bendjima’s family background. Speaking about his educational background, there aren’t any publically available details either. Apart from Arabic and English, Bendjima is also fluent in French which he learned by spending his summer vacations with his mother in Paris, France.
Younes Bendjima Career
Prior to diving into the fashion industry through the world of modeling, Bendjima was actively involved in sports – he was a would-be boxer, but was spotted and approached by modeling scouts in his father’s restaurant in 2011, when he was offered a modeling contract by the Next Model Management talent and modeling agency (currently referred to as Next Management). Although he declined the offer at first in order to pursue his boxing career, Younes later changed his mind and signed the deal.
In the course of the next two years, Younes was featured in several of the agency’s print campaigns before making his debut catwalk appearance in 2013 when he “walked the ramp” for Givenchy, presenting their 2013 spring/summer campaign.
Due to his stunning appearance and great performances in fashion shows, Younes Bendjima quickly became established as one of the most prominent as well as one of the most wanted male fashion models in the business today. Since his debut in 2013, he has worked with some of the biggest names and brands of the fashion industry, and now in his professional portfolio there are collaborations with fashion labels such as Ralph Lauren, Balmain, Dolce & Gabanna as well as Hermès, Missoni and Burberry. Younes has appeared on the cawalk for Calvin Klein, Adidas and Marcelo Burlon among several others.
In his modeling career so far, Younes has also appeared on the covers of several popular magazines, including “Vogue Espana”, “Vogue Arabia”, “Vanity Teen” and “Bite Magazine” to name a few.
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Younes Bendjima and Kourtney Kardashian
Apart from being popular for his professional accomplishments, Younes came into the spotlight in 2015 for becoming romantically involved with a colleague, British model Jourdan Dunn who is widely recognized for her collaboration with Prada, but after being together for a few months, they parted ways in October 2016.
Allegedly, just one week after his break up with Dunn, Bendjima began a relationship with the eldest of the Kardashian sisters, Kourtney, who he first met in October 2016 at the Paris Fashion Week. The gossip mill began spinning its wheels in December 2016, when the two were spotted together leaving a hotel in Paris. The mass media’s attention, which was already “obsessed” with Kourtney’s relationship with her ex-spouse and the father of her three children, Scott Disick, now turned its focus on her new relationship with he t14-years-younger Younes Bendjima.
In the course of the next almost two years, Kardashian and Bendjima were occasionally seen in public, “showcasing their affection”, attending events such as the Cannes Film Festival as well as traveling elsewhere together, visiting Egypt, Turks and Caicos Islands as well as Malibu, California, and Italy.
However, it has been publically announced that the two split up on the 7th August 2018, after nearly two years of dating.
Younes Bendjima’s Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 25-year-old boxer-turned-model has accumulated so far? How rich Younes Bendjima is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Younes Bendjima’s net worth, as of mid-2018, is over $500,000, with an annual salary figuring around $330,000, primarily acquired through his professional modeling career that has been active since 2011.
Younes Bendjima’s Appearance and Social Media Networks
As a professional model, it is natural that Younes Bendjima sports an athletic body, with a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88 m) and weight of around 172lbs (78 kg), which apparently make his appearance quite alluring, which has certainly helped in his professional modeling career.
Younes Bendjima is also active on popular social media networks such as Instagram, where his official profile – @younesbendjima – is abundant with pictures of his lavish lifestyle and his sculpted body, and has amassed more than 1.1 million fans and followers.