If you are a meme lover then you must have come across the “Gigachad” memes. Well, people were skeptical that Gigachad was a real person after his muscular physique went viral on social media. However, after some time, people started investing time to find out if “Gigachad” is a real person or just a digitally created identity.
It’s been a few years since Gigachad memes made headlines, and as we approach the year 2022, there’s a lot of evidence supporting Gigachad’s existence. We even found out that Gigachad is a Russian model and bodybuilder named Ernest Khalimov. But what’s the truth? Is Ernest Khalimov the real Gigachad?
Let’s explore the life of Ernest Khalimov aka Gigachad in today’s article. Let’s look up information about his family, relationship and more.
Who is Ernest Khalimov? He is the Gigachad
Ernest Khalimov is a Russian model and bodybuilder best known as Gigachad. When it comes to whether Khalimov is indeed the Gigachad, the answer is yes. Said there are loads of websites openly claiming Ernest as Khalimov.
To talk about his birth data, Ernest was born on March 1, 1969 in Russia. This will make him 53 years old in 2023.
Meanwhile, looking at his Instagram account, it says berlin.1969, so we speculate that Khalimov was born in 1969, which makes his age 53 in 2022.
Ernest is from Russia and he has explored his career in his country himself. Meanwhile, many people have said that Khalimov has a Turkish background, while some believe that he is from Azerbaijan. However, inside one of his social media postsKhalimov clarified that he does not belong to so many nationalities, but to German and Russian.
A Scottish Youtuber revealed that Gigachad was actually Ernest Khalimov
How can someone be so perfect? This was the most common question people asked after the Gigachad memes hit the headlines. Many of us believed the photos were photoshopped for business purposes.
However, a tweet from Mark Meechan, a Scottish YouTuber better known as Count Dankula in April 2020 brought a new twist. Dankula seemed shocked when he learned the truth about Gigachad.
“For a long time I thought the gigachad meme was CGI or photoshop but it’s actually a real dude lmao,Dankula wrote in the caption. Here’s the tweet.
For a long time I thought the gigachad meme was cgi or photoshop but it’s actually a real dude lmao
His names Ernest Khalimov. That’s him on the right with his brothers, all with matching chins.
The fuck man hahaha pic.twitter.com/ELFX9dIkmS
— Count Dankula (@CountDankulaTV) April 27, 2020
But a lot of it Dankula’s followers have retweeted saying the photos are partially photoshopped and Ernest’s girlfriend is doing it.
Why was Ernest Khalimov called Gigachad?
Well, the term “Chad” is actually a slang used to denote a confident and attractive man. It also indicates a masculine quality in a man. After the Gigachad meme surfaced online, people started calling it GigaChad because it looked like a perfect man. According to Urban Dictionary, GigaChad means “Ultimate Man”.
In addition, there were also wide discussions about whether it was a real person or a CGI. The speculation that it was a GCI was also because no videos of the real person from the meme were available online. All rumors were silenced after the Scottis revealed the fact.
Ernest Khalimov aka Gigachad is a model for “Sleek and Tears”
Ernest has modeled for the Sleek and Tears company. We can see many pictures of him on an Instagram account by the name berlin.1969. The account has a total of 28 posts and currently already has 1 million followers.
Meanwhile, Sleek and Tears also has an Instagram account that is managed by Krista Sudamalis. The account features photos of several models, including Ernest Khalimov’s. Looking at those photos, it’s safe to say that a lot of editing work is done before they’re posted online.
After seeing these photos, we can say that some kind of photoshop editing is also applied to Gigachad’s photos. Who knows, Khalimov may not look the way he appears on social media and in memes.
Ernest Khalimov Dead? Know about his car accident
We often come across celebrity death rumors. There have been so many rumors that stars like Bill Cosby, Will Smith, Kanye West and Dwayne Johnson are dead. Well, speaking of Ernest, he’s not dead but perfectly healthy.
The rumors of his death started in April 2021, after he was in a car accident. As of now, Khalimov is fine and continuing his modeling career. he even keeps posting pictures of himself online on his Instagram account.
Who is Ernest Khalimov’s girlfriend in 2023?
Despite Khalimov’s social media presence, he has never spoken about his love life and girlfriends. However, many online sources have mentioned that Gigachad has been in a relationship with Krista Sudamalis, the girl who runs Sleek and Tears’ Instagram account.
Besides, some fans have also mentioned Krista as Khalimov’s girlfriend over and over again. But there is no official information about Khalimov and Sudamalis as girlfriend and boyfriend.
What is his net worth?
As of 2023, Ernest is expected to have a net worth of $1 million. Much of his wealth is a result of his modeling career. Moreover, with over 1 million followers on his Insta, he definitely earns a lot of money from his social media.
Most frequently asked question about Ernest Khalimov
How old is Ernst?
As of 2023, he is 53 years old.
What is the height of Ernest Khalimov?
Well, he has a height of 6 feet 8 inches, which is 203.2 cm.
Is Ernest Khalimov a bodybuilder?
He is not a competitive bodybuilder, preferring to call himself a fitness model. He is also an entrepreneur.