Kristina Basham is a model and social media influencer who has through the years amassed a great following on Instagram where she shares pictures of herself. More than just being a model, she also describes herself as a pianist and violinist. She has been involved in quite a number of things away from Instagram, including works with non-profit organizations as a volunteer.
As she gained so much fame as a social media personality, her love life has not been hidden from the public. Here is all to know about Kristina’s personal and professional life.
Early Life and Background Details of Kristina Basham
Basham’s journey to fame began with her birth in 1988; she was born in San Francisco, California. Kristina was brought up by a father of Italian and French descent and a mother of Middle Eastern and German descent.
While growing up, she had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder but with the help of her parents, she was able to overcome the condition. As a young girl, it was easy for the Instagram star to attract the attention of almost anyone, thanks to her good looks. It is thanks to this that she began her modeling career at the age of 11 when she was first discovered by a modeling agency.
Nonetheless, her first interest when she was in elementary school was in sporting activities. She won a medal in cross country. Unlike most other social media stars, Kristina Basham is a fully educated woman. She attended the University of California, Berkeley from where she graduated with a degree in economics. Thereafter, she went to Berkley Graduate School and got a master’s degree in financial economics.
How She Rose to Fame As an Instagram Star
After her education, the social media star decided to take a regular job but it did not take her too long before she realized it was not what she wanted to do. As a result of this, she called it quits and threw her hat in for modeling, signing up with a modeling agency in New York and another in London.
She got the chance to model for big brands like Balenciaga, Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, and Tommy Hilfiger. This is all in addition to being a brand ambassador for Aston Martin, Disney, Emirates Airline, and Nissan. Still yearning for satisfaction, Kristina Basham would leave modeling to start a bakery business called Le Vasseur Confectionary in the San Francisco bay area.
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While she continued to be involved in various things all at once, she also decided to keep sharing her pictures and other things on Instagram. As of June 2016, she has a followership of less than a million on the platform. However, by January 2020, her number of followers on Instagram has swelled to more than 4.1 million.
She has been able to combine her beauty and business sense to build her status as an Instagram star, as well as other businesses. Thanks to this, the trained economist and entrepreneur has a net worth that is estimated at $3 million.
What We Know About Kristina Basham’s Love Life
Kristina Basham may be followed by millions of fans on Instagram but many things are not known about her. According to various speculations, the young social media star was once married; when she was still in college.
The name of the ex-husband and other information about him have not been revealed, but it is known that she had two children for him named Hazel and Marin Hilsabeck.
Unfortunately, she continued handling many things all at the same time as well as her role as a wife and mother. This took a toll on her and she decided to walk away from the marriage.
Hardly could anyone tell a thing about her love life until 2016 when it emerged that she was seeing American writer and cartoonist, Scott Adams, who is credited to the Dilbert comic book series. The relationship between them is pretty much an interesting one, mostly because of the age difference of over 30 years that stands between them. But then, that doesn’t seem to affect the couple as they remain in love with each other.
Before he met his current lover, Scott was married to Shelly Miles, a woman he was with from 2006 to 2014 when the marriage came to an end.