In the last few years, the Chad meme has surfaced on the internet several times on various occasions. Since the year 2017, social media users have been stricken with images of Ernest Khalimov aka GigaChad.
Over time, Ernest has garnered the attention of the people due to his good looks and chiseled physique. Many users have even questioned his existence since laying eyes on him. Continue reading further to know everything about Ernest Khalimov who is popularly known as GigaChad.
Here’s everything you need to know about Ernest Khalimov (his profession, age, and more)
As per various media reports, Ernest Khalimov is the social media personality behind the Instagram account ‘berlin.1969.’ At the moment, the fitness model has 1 million followers on the social media platform Instagram.
It has been reported by various media outlets, Ernest Khalimov aka GigaChad is 53 years old as of the year 2023. He seems to be a Russian trainer, bodybuilder, and fitness model.
According to HITC, the earliest images of Ernest popped up on the internet in October 2017 on 4chan, meanwhile, his origin can be traced to 2015, thanks to the work of Russian photographer Krista Sudmalis. Around the same time, Ernest was referred to as ‘GigaChad’ a moniker that is still in use.
Back in the day, Krista photographed extremely attractive male and female models for her project Sleek’N’Tears. And then, the world was introduced to Ernest Khalimov via her images. Soon after, he turned into a meme.
What is the Chad Meme?
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, USA Today has reported that a ‘chad’ is a slang term that refers to particularly attractive or confident males. Since the time, the photos of Ernest have gone viral on social media, users have become stricken with his “ultra-masculine” personality and “perfect” appearance.
Shortly afterward, social media users flooded various social media platforms with lots of memes. Some fans even doubt whether Ernest is a real man or merely a digital creation. It is because there are hardly any videos of the bodybuilder living in Russia on the internet.
The Sleek’N’Tears YouTube videos also feature many other models but none of the videos stars Ernest Khalimov. The GigaChad is rarely active on the social media platform Instagram. As per a report by The Sun, he reportedly remains uninterested in brand deals.
Back then, a social media user took to Twitter and wrote, “MY PHONE HAS AUTOMATICALLY MADE A MUSICAL SLIDESHOW OF ALL THE GIGACHAD MEMES SAVED IN MY CAMERA ROLL WTF.”
Another social media user went on to say, “i always thought that the GigaChad guy was some CGI art work, turns out he’s a Russian model named Ernest Khalimov.” At the end of the day, the myth of the “man from the Chad memes” still remains a topic of debate among the fans.
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