Vladimir Grand is a Ukrainian model, comedian and beauty king. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. He speaks Ukrainian, English and Filipino.
- He enjoys fitness training and extreme sports.
- In 2013, he started powerlifting. He went on to compete in national competitions both in powerlifting and boxing in Ukraine.
- He worked selling gadgets in a local electronics shop while pursuing a law degree before he became a model and a popular content creator on social media. In 2016, his modelling agent spotted him on Instagram. His first modelling gig was in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
- In 2017, he modelled in South Korea and the Philippines.
- In February 2018, he modelled in Jakarta, Indonesia. From March 2018 to May 2018, he modelled in Guangzhou, China.
- In June 2018, he moved to Metro Manila, Philippines to pursue a career in acting and modelling. In September 2018, he visited Legazpi, Albay, Philippines and appeared on the Filipino television show “Eat Bulaga!” In December 2018, he visited Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines.
- He visited Cebu City, Philippines in February 2019, San Fernando, La Union, Philippines in March 2019 and Lipa, Batangas and Bacolod City, Philippines in April 2019. From June 2019 to July 2019, he had a vacation in Kyiv and Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. In August 2019, he went back to Metro Manila. In October 2019, he was in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines with his Filipino girlfriend. In November 2019, he visited Burabod, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines and Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines.
- He was in Metro Manila when the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdown in the Philippines started in March 2020. He reached 4 million followers on TikTok in June 2020 then 6 million in November 2020.
- In March 2021, he reached 9 million followers on TikTok. On July 4, 2021, he co-hosted TikTok Awards Philippines 2021 with Billy Crawford and Inka Magnaye. On July 26, 2021, he and his Filipino girlfriend visited Siargao, Surigao del Norte, Philippines. In August 2021, he reached 12 million followers on TikTok.
- On February 25, 2022, he took to Instagram to share a video of himself saying, “We do not want war with Russia. We want to make friends with Russians, build relationships and businesses. Spread the love and peace but not hatred.”
- He was 26 years old when he was officially appointed as Man of the World Ukraine 2022 on May 3, 2022. As of June 14, 2022, he has 15.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.
- On June 18, 2022, he represented Ukraine at Man of the World 2022 and competed against 21 other candidates in Baguio City, Philippines. He was runner-up to Aditya Khurana.