• GigaChad (aka Ernest Khalimov) is a Russian fitness model and bodybuilder who became famous for his unique look.
• He had a difficult childhood and began lifting weights in his teens.
• He rose to prominence in 2016 when he began appearing in pictures of photographer Krista Sudmalis.
• His perfect physique has led people to question whether or not he is a real person.
• Ernest is real and is estimated to have a net worth of over $1 million.

Who is GigaChad?

GigaChad is a Russian fitness model and bodybuilder, who became known as GigChad face, thanks to his unique look that includes a chiseled and emphasized jawline, in addition to his ripped physique.

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GigaChad Wiki: Real Name, Age, Childhood, and Education

GigaChad’s real name is Ernest Khalimov, born on 1 March 1969, in Moscow, Russia. He was raised by his father with his two younger and one older brother, Mike Khalimov, who is a boxer. Unfortunately, there is no information on Ernest’s mother.

He is very secretive about his past, and as a result, there ‘s no information in regard to his educational background, except that he’s shared that he had a tough childhood in his motherland, and that he had to start working as a young boy to help his father provide for the family.

Ernest found solace in training, and training pretty hard. When he entered his teens, he began lifting weights, which gave results almost instantaneously.


As he got older, he increased his training regime, becoming very buffed. It took him years to achieve the physique he has today, but it’s helped him become famous.

Rise to Prominence

It was in 2016 that he began appearing in pictures of the photographer Krista Sudmalis, in her project Sleek’n’Tears. She started her project with artsy and macabre photos with her friend, but as her popularity increased, she turned it into the glorification of male masculinity.

She began photographing models with perfect physiques, which included her then-boyfriend Artur Farad. Krista gradually introduced new models, and it was right about this time when GigaChad or Ernest Khalimov entered the picture.

He began appearing in her pictures more and more, and his stunning look earned him a number of fans. However, his too-perfect looks created a few doubts – if something’s too good to be true, then in most cases, it actually isn’t.

Is GigaChad a Real Person?

More pictures of the alleged GigaChad or Ernest started circulating on the internet, making more people wonder whether he even existed. They started from the assumption that nobody had that perfect jawline and impressive body.

As fans dug more into Krista, they came to several conclusions. According to reports, Krista has used pictures of her models, photoshopped them, and made a perfect masculine man with the help of an AI feature. The GigaChad man is exactly just that, but fans continued to spot similarities with Krista’s father and her match from heaven, claiming that she’d done all this as a tribute to her father.

Nevertheless, GigaChad/Ernest Khalimov is active online with more than a million followers on his Instagram account. Recently, he had a message for all his fans and haters as well, writing that he’d heard their stories that he doesn’t exist, and that he is just an art project. He continued to say that he doesn’t have Twitter, Facebook or any other social media network, and that it’s okay that some don’t believe he’s real but that he wants to inspire people to live healthier and be braver.

It seems that GigaChad is not a real person but a made-up art concept created to inspire us all to become a bit better than we actually are, and embrace the best version of ourselves.

Does Ernest Khalimov Exist At All?

Well, yes. Ernest is a real person who has invested himself in bodybuilding at an early age. His great looks have been just touched to perfection with modern technology.

Net Worth

According to sources, Khalimov’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, as of late 2022.

Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?

Ernest, or GigaChad, lives his life far away from the media buzz that surrounds him, and for now, he hasn’t disclosed anything about his relationship status, but it’s rumored that he’s dating Krista Sudmalis – neither have responded.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Ernest Khalimov has black hair and brown eyes. He’s 6ft 8ins (2.03m) tall, and weighs approximately 220lbs (99kgs), with vital statistics of 35-28-36, and biceps size 18.

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