- 1 Early life and family
- 2 Educational background
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal life, boyfriend Scott Adams
- 5 Hobbies and interesting facts
- 6 Social media presence
- 7 Appearance, clothing style
- 8 Net worth and salary
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Kristina Basham is an Instagram sensation, who has numerous talents and successful careers. Being a multi-instrumental musician, she is also a model, entrepreneur and mom. Let’s find out more about her family, current boyfriend, net worth, etc.
Early life and family
Kristina Jean Bagala was born on 31 July 1988, in Walnut Creek, California USA, so under the sign of Leo and holding American nationality. She grew up in a family with two siblings, a brother, whose name is unknown, and a sister, Valerie Rose Bagala. Her father’s name is Valmor Bagala – he is a professional musician specializing in playing the accordion.
Her mother, Mary Posthauer-Olry, is now working in the position of Kemper Sports manager; her mother inspired Kristina to get a good education, as Mary graduated from the University of Phoenix with a BA in information systems. Even though Kristina’s parents divorced when she was in her middle school, she is still in good relationships with both of them.
Hard times in the kindergarten
Kristina was considered to be a gifted child, as her teachers early noticed she did very well on her kindergarten classe -.tThough she was only four years old, she could do a lot of things her peers were still far from.
However, Kristina’s teachers also noticed she was a bit more introverted than other kids of her age, as Kristina often looked and felt away from the outer world, so she suffered from communication troubles, as she couldn’t make friends with other kids. When Kristina was only five years old, her doctors diagnosed her with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and she underwent appropriate treatment at that time.
School and university
When Kristina was in the second grade in her local elementary school, she was still ahead of other pupils in her class, so she managed to skip two grades and was offered entry to the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program, though, taking into consideration her problems with communication with her peers, Kristina’s parents couldn’t accept the offer and decided let her proceed in the regular school.
Kristina was always interested in sports and music – she participated in cross country running school championship, and won a gold medal in the 20 miles’ race. At her music classes she demonstrated her talent playing the piano, flute, cello and violin. After her matriculation in 2004, she entered the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a BA in Economics. Then she continued her education obtaining an MA in Financial Economics. She is still in the process of enlarging her educational background, studying various chemistry and physics courses online, and currently working on a BS in Neuroscience.
When Kristina was 11 year old, she was having dinner with her father at restaurant when she was noticed by a model agent, and was offered work as a model, so signed her first modelling contract and started working on her portfolio. Later she worked with such brands as Balenciaga, Jimmy Choo, Carolina Herrera, Tom Ford, etc. She also performed at various fashion events in London and New York. By the end of her modelling activity, she had become an ambassador for such companies as Emirates Airlines, Disney, Aston Martin and Nissan. However, she decided to quit the modeling business in 2016, and no longer participates in catwalk shows. though she still signs commercial contracts with brands and companies which sponsor her posts on her Instagram profile.
Bakery in San Francisco
Along with her modelling career, Kristina worked as a clerk in a big corporation, though as she accumulated and impressive amount of money thank to her modelling success, she quit that job. She opened a bakery and candy shop in San Francisco, called “Le Vasseur Confectionary”, which turned out to be a great success and helped Kristina become a wealthy entrepreneur.
Having considerable wealth, Kristina doesn’t forget to share her fortune with those who need it. She supports various charity organizations and foundations, such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the famous Make-A-Wish foundation.
Personal life, boyfriend Scott Adams
Kristina married her college long-term boyfriend, Hilsabeck Basham, and the couple had two daughters, Hazel and Marin, before divorcing. At the moment, Kristina is dating a popular American writer and cartoonist, Scott Adams. Though he is 31 years older than Kristina, they seem not to notice the age gap and enjoy their time together. No updates about their engagement have been announced, however, Kristina’s sister, Valerie, already calls Scott her “brother-in-law” in her Facebook posts.
Who is Scott Adams?
Born on 8 June 1957, Scott Raymond Adams is known for his Dilbert comic strip. He is also a political commentator, cartoonist and writer.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 20, 2019
His pro-Trump book “Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter” was launched in 2017 and made him even more popular for being Trump’s staunch supporter. As he lived in California, he claimed he was followed and even threatened for supporting Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. He is also known for his other books: “How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big” (2013) and a novel “The Religion War” (2004). His relationship with Kristina often provokes various rumors and slander due to their age gap, and her explicit photos she regularly posts on her Instagram account.
Thus, the online magazine “Pluralist” posted an article entitled “Liberals Outraged by Bikini Photos of Pro-Trump Dilbert Creator’s Girlfriend”, in which they were both shamed for their lifestyle, their relationships and the way Kristina looks at her photos. Kristina tries to minimize such rumors and gossip, and doesn’t post her photos with Scott too often.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Kristina’s favorite actor is Johnny Depp, while her favorite actress is Jennifer Aniston. Her favorite color is pink. Since her childhood she liked ice-skating, though she admitted she doesn’t have enough time nowadays for this hobby.
Just as her boyfriend, Scott Adams, Kristina is quite positive about the political program of President Donald Trump, and often stays in Trump hotels, enjoying luxury rooms.
Social media presence
Kristina is very active on various social media platforms as they help to promote her modelling portfolio, and even though she doesn’t work as a catwalk show model, she still earns a lot of money from her sponsored posts on her Instagram account, which is followed by over 4.2 million subscribers. Her Twitter is read by almost 30,000 people, but she doesn’t have a Facebook page. Her daughters also have their own Instagram account, and post their mutual photos there: Marin has around 900 subscribers and Hazel’s profile attracted over 1,000 followers.
As to Kristina’s boyfriend, Scott Adams, he is also very active on Twitter as his profile is read by over 330,000 people. He also posts his photos on his Instagram account which is followed by over 8,500 subscribers. It is worth mentioning that Kristina has an alternative Instagram account in which she posts even more explicit photos than she does on her main account. Her alternative profile has over 82,000 subscribers.
Appearance, clothing style
Kristina has long naturally dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5ft 6ins (1.71m) tall and weighs around 121lbs (55kgs); her vital statistics are 34-24-35. As to her clothing style, she prefers feminine yet casual looks and always keeps it simple.
She enjoys wearing warm clothes in winter, choosing big hats with pompons; however, her favorite outfit is a swimsuit.
Net worth and salary
According to authoritative sources, Kristina’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million, accumulated working hard as a model, developing her bakery business in San Francisco, and promoting her Instagram account, which earns her up to $14,000 per post. It is worth mentioning that her current boyfriend Scott Adams is a very wealthy man, whose fortune is estimated to be around $75 million.