Katya Elise Henry Bio

Check out all that you wanted to know about Katya Elise Henry, the famous model & Instagram star; her rise to stardom, personal life, trivia facts and lots more.

Quick Facts

Birthday: June 14, 1994

Nationality: American

Age: 25 Years, 25 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Gemini

Born in: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Famous as: Fitness Model, Instagram Star

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Females


father: Derick Anthony Henry

mother: Tawnya Lynn Nelson

siblings: Tanaya and Gabrielle (sisters)

City: Minneapolis, Minnesota

U.S. State: Minnesota

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Katya Elise Henry is an American social media celebrity who has become immensely popular as a fitness model and online personal trainer. Her dedication towards a healthy lifestyle and a rigorous fitness regime has granted her a gorgeous physique, which has only been augmented by her natural beauty and the perfect tan bestowed by the generous sun of Miami where she currently resides. It has also brought her immense fame. Her commitment to work hard and not give up until the desired results are achieved have inspired thousands of fans, which in turn has inspired her to consider personal training as a full-time profession. What started on Instagram as a journal to keep track of her own development became a sensation almost overnight, drawing the world’s attention towards her. Today she has multiple accounts on both Facebook and Instagram, with her main account on Instagram sporting an incredible 3.5 million followers. Her philosophy has managed to engage her fans because of its sincerity, “Be motivated. Be active. Be confident. Be you.” In an Instagram post, she elaborated, stating that her aim is to “Influence you to be better.”

The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
  • In the early years of her life, Katya Elise Henry and her family lived all across Minnesota and beyond. In fact, she graduated from the Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and it was there that she had enrolled in the cheerleading squad, taking the first step to become the fitness icon that she is now. After developing her cardio routines and flexibility through cheerleading, it was her mother’s guidance which set her on the correct course for the type of body Katya Henry wanted for herself. She was advised by her mom on what exercises to do, what to eat, and what food supplements would be ideal for her. Henry recalls the experience with fondness, “I was blessed with a wonderful mother who is also, luckily, a personal trainer.” It is quite evident that her mom greatly inspired her to follow her dreams. Katya first posted on Instagram way back in late January 2013; it was a radiant photograph of herself in an oversized t-shirt. She used to be a nanny then, working out whenever her busy schedule would allow. She started posting photographs of her early progress soon after and got immediate recognition for her glutes and well-toned abs. Henry is partnered with fitness and supplement brand EHPlabs, and has been featured on events, such as Joe Weider’s ‘Olympia Weekend’ and ‘Body Power Expo’ to name a few.
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What Makes Katya Elise Henry So Special
  • Katya Elise Henry is a self-made woman. Rising from an ordinary and humble beginning, she has achieved immense success through her sheer hard-work and determination. In her own way, she is changing the world, encouraging people to eat healthy food and lead a healthy life. She is a successful fitness entrepreneur. When she saw she couldn’t possibly keep up with the growing demand to physically train her customers, she switched to online platforms. It proved to be a good decision. Her business is thriving, and she has been able to help thousands of individuals change their lives for the better.
Behind the Curtains
  • Katya Elise Henry comes from a multi-ethnic background, with her family having African American, Native American (Sioux and Potawatomi tribes), Swedish, and Russian ancestry. They are the perfect example of the incredible diversity of modern-day progressive America. She was born on June 14, 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, to Derick Anthony Henry and Tawnya Lynn Nelson. Her father worked as a professional bodyguard for over two decades, providing security to many well-known names in the entertainment industry. Katya has two sisters, Tanaya and Gabrielle. Six years older than Katya, Tanaya is a model herself, and also an actress and accomplished jewellery designer. Katya Henry started dating singer Austin Mahone in early 2016. In the summer of that year, the couple took a road trip together to Tampa, Florida. In February 2017, Mahone confirmed the rumours which had been flying around for a few months that he and Katya have called it quits. Katya has several tattoos: a cross on the back of her neck, the word ‘Blessed’ on her right hip. She has a quote by Emme Woodhull-Bäche tattooed on the left side of her rib cage that reads, “Thorns and Stings / And Those Such Things / Just Make Stronger / Our Angel Wings.”

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