Who is Kelsey Henson?
Kelsey Henson was born on March 5, 1990 under the sign of Pisces, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is a 30-year-old fitness model, influencer and social media star, probably best recognized for running her official Instagram account, where she has amassed nearly 450,000 followers. Kelsey is also known as the wife of the famous Icelandic strongman and actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.
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How rich is she now? Kelsey Henson Net worth
As of early 2020, Kelsey Henson’s net worth is estimated at over $850,000; earned from her internet career as a fitness model and influencer. In addition, she is believed to share the wealth of her famous husband, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, which is said to be over $2 million.
Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity
Kelsey Henson spent her early years in her hometown of Edmonton, where she was raised by her parents; however, their names and professions have not yet been disclosed to the public. Anyway, she is known to have a sister named Kathleen Henson who works as a professional photographer. Kelsey is of Canadian nationality and belongs to the white white ethnic group.
After graduating from college, Kelsey enrolled at the University of Alberta, where she received her degree in occupational health and safety in 2014. She also holds professional titles as Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) and National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO), both of the Alberta Construction Safety Association.
Kelsey Henson began her professional career when she landed a job as a financial services representative for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She worked there from April 2010 to October 2012, when she enrolled in the university. After graduating, she continued her career in the construction industry as a junior safety consultant and project manager for Voice Construction OPCO ULC in May 2014. In April 2015, Kelsey then joined Guthrie Mechanical Services Ltd. to work as a building operator, but six months later, she landed a job as a field administrative assistant at Tervita Corporation, where she worked until December 2017.
In addition, Kelsey worked for a while as a waitress at a local restaurant – Earls Kitchen & Bar, located in Fort McMurray, Alberta – until she met her husband and left the job to follow in his footsteps in bodybuilding and fitness, and the couple now runs their own ‘Thor’s Power Gym’. Additionally, Kelsey expanded her influence on social media platforms as she launched her official Instagram account under the username ‘kelc33′on which she regularly shares their workouts.
Appearance and vital statistics
Kelsey Henson has long dyed blond hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 1.57 m, while her weight is about 53 kg. Her body type is slim, with vital stats of 35-24-36.
Her bra size is 34B and shoe size 6 (US). She is a big fan of tattoos and has several on her body such as a “Star Wars” Princess Leia tattoo on her left biceps, a girl’s face tattoo on her right hand, and a rose tattoo on her left hip.
Marriage to Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
Kelsey Henson and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson met in September 2017 at a restaurant where she worked as a waitress. She recognized him from the well-known HBO series “Game Of Thrones”, in which he portrayed Ser Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane, and asked him for a photo. From that moment on they were inseparable. Despite the big difference in size between them, they fit together perfectly – he is 19 centimeters longer and 147 kilograms heavier than them.
In December 2017, one of their Instagram fans posted a funny comment to their photo asking how they’d kissed given the size difference. Kelsey replied that Hafþór usually bows and she walks on tiptoe or he just picks her up. After two years of dating, Kelsey and Hafþór finally tied the knot at a wedding ceremony on August 24, 2018 in Iceland. In April 2020, her husband announced that Kelsey is pregnant via photo on his official Instagram account. It will be her first child, but Hafþór’s second, as he has a daughter named Theresa Lif from his previous relationship with Thelma Björk Stiemann. He was also in a relationship with Andrea Sif Jónsdóttir in 2016.
Who is her husband? Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Short Wiki/Bio
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson was born on November 26, 1988 under the sign of Sagittarius in Reykjavík, Iceland.
He was raised on a family farm near the capital by his parents, Björn and Ragnheiður. His father is 2.03 m tall while his grandfather was 2.07 m tall. Hafþór stands at a height of 2.06 m, while he weighs 205 kg.
In high school, Hafþór began to pursue his career as a basketball player. In 2004, he joined the team Breiðablik participating in Division I. He stayed there for a year in the position of a center and then moved to Fsu (Körfuknattleiksfélag Selfoss) also Division I in 2005. In the following year he was transferred to Premier League side KR, but returned to FSU in 2007. He led the team to promotion to the Premier League, but then retired from his basketball career after suffering an ankle injury.
He also appeared in 32 games for the Icelandic junior national basketball teams and represented his country on the European Championship U18 2006.
After his retirement from basketball, Hafþór began his career as a bodybuilder and strongman. He rose to fame in 2010, when he became the winner of the Strongest Man in Iceland event. That same year, he also won five events at the OK Badur Strongman Championships and Iceland’s Strongest Viking. It led him to finish second at the annual Strongman competition Jón Páll Sigmarsson Classic in November 2010 and was followed by his wins at the Strongest Man in Iceland and Iceland’s Strongest Man competitions, both in 2011.
Three years later, he won Europe’s Strongest Man event and repeated that success in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Hafþór also participated in the The World’s Strongest Man events, which he won in 2018 and then won three Arnold Strongman Classic competitions in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Worldwide recognition as The Mountain
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson gained worldwide recognition when he participated in the fourth season of the hit HBO series “Game Of Thrones”. He was chosen to portray Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane from 2014 to 2019, totaling 17 episodes. Side by side, he appeared in 2017 in the music video for Katy Perry’s single “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj.
— Hafþór J Björnsson (@ThorBjornsson_) May 2, 2020
He then made his film debut in the role of Mongkut in the 2018 martial arts film “Kickboxer: Retaliation” written and directed by Dimitri Logothetis. It was followed by his portrayal of Big John of the Icelandic Viking Squad in Fredrik Hiller’s 2018 action thriller “Operation Ragnarök”. Most recently, he played Frank in the 2019 action-adventure thriller “Pharaoh’s War”.
Hafþór serves as a brand ambassador for SodaStream and has appeared in the company’s advertisements alongside his ‘Game Of Thrones’ co-star, Hannah Waddingham. He is also co-founder of the brand Icelandic mountain vodka.