Younes Bendjima is an Algerian-American model and former boxer who is best known as the ‘toyboy’ of Kourtney Kardashian, the eldest Kardashian child. He previously had a high-profile romance with Jourdan Dunn, a British model. Younes Bendjima has worked as a model for a number of big companies, including Hermes, Calvin Klein, Burberry, and Ralph Lauren. Because of their timeless and macho designs, Hermes is his favorite among the brands he’s worked with, and he had a good working relationship with them. He has featured on the covers of several magazines throughout the years, including ‘Vanity Teen,’ ‘OOTB,’ ‘Bite,’ and ‘Coitus.’ While his towering height of six feet and two inches may be an advantage in his modeling career, he has stated that his Arabic heritage has made it difficult for him to find modeling assignments in certain parts of the world, particularly in France, where designers prefer to hire specific types of models.
Childhood and Adolescence
Younes Bendjima was born in Algeria on May 5, 1993, to a restaurant owner father. His parents divorced while he was a child, and his father relocated to New York, while his mother relocated to Paris, France. He spent a large part of his childhood in New York, where his father had built a traditional Algerian restaurant. He also aided his father by working in his restaurant on a regular basis. He spends his summer vacations in France with his mother, which is why he speaks the language fluently. He speaks Arabic in addition to English and French.
Ascend to the Top
Younes Bendjima was approached by a talent scout in 2011 while living in New York and working at his father’s restaurant. He was offered an interview with a modeling agency. Younes, who aspired to be a boxer as a child, was undergoing boxing instruction at the time in the hopes of realizing his ambition. As a result, he first passed up the modeling opportunity, but after failing to win a series of boxing events, he decided to give modeling a shot.
For the next two years, he signed a professional contract with Next Model Management and appeared in various print ads. He was one of the models on the catwalk for Givency’s Spring/Summer Campaign in 2013. Despite his successful modeling career, it is his romantic relationships that have kept him in the spotlight for a long time. His connection with British model Jourdan Dunn first made headlines in mid-2015. In October 2016, it was revealed that he was already seeing reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian as the news of his breakup with the model made the rounds in the media. Rumors about their romance quickly went viral on the internet, and he has been featured in tabloids on a daily basis since then. While the rumors died down when they made their relationship public in mid-2017, the paparazzi have been shooting photos of them while on vacation or at other events.
Relationships of Younes Bendjima
After meeting at the Met Gala in New York in May 2015, Younes Bendjima began dating model Jourdan Dunn. Following that, they spent New Year’s Eve in Bali as a couple. However, they divorced in October 2016, and within a week, reports that he was dating Kourtney Kardashian began to circulate in the media. They allegedly met in October at Paris Fashion Week. During the same month, news sites stated that Younes was spending time with Kourtney and her other sister Khloe while covering an armed burglary at the apartment of Kourtney’s sister Kim.
They were seen leaving a Paris hotel together in December 2016. Kourtney’s on-again, off-again relationship with her estranged husband Scott Disick, the father of her three children, has been the subject of tabloid obsession for years. As a result, her dating a model 14 years her junior gave enough of fodder for the tabloids. Since then, the couple has made several public appearances together, including a May 4, 2017 outing in West Hollywood, California. Later that month, they made their romance official by cuddling up on a romantic trip to the Cannes Film Festival.
They were spotted having a date at a concert in Hollywood in November 2017, when they didn’t mind flaunting their passion in front of the media. According to reports, she was attempting to get revenge on her ex, who had invited his new flame to a Kardashian family vacation. The two unfollowed each other on Instagram in early March 2018, and he then deleted his account, triggering reports of a breakup. He reopened his Instagram a few days later and wrote a beautiful message tagging Kourtney, implying that everything was OK between them.