|Katja Bavendam Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||January 2, 1985|
Katja Bavendam is a German retired professional basketball player and reality star who shot to fame after appearing on TLC’s My Giant Life (2016-2017) with her then-wife Julie McGuire. She has more than 50k followers on Instagram.
Hambergen, Lower Saxony, Germany
New York City, New York, United States
Katja graduated from Gymnasium Osterholz-Scharmbeck High School in Germany in 2004.
She received a degree in Information Technology from St. Francis College in Brooklyn in 2008. She also won a basketball scholarship and played for their women’s basketball team.
She got her Master’s degree in Transportation and Highway Engineering from Polytechnic University in 2013.
Former Professional Basketball Player, Reality Star
- Siblings – She has a sister.
- 13 – Botaş SK
- 50 – St. Francis College
6 ft 8 in or 203 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Katja has dated –
- Julie McGuire (2015-2018) – Katja and Julie McGuire tied the knot in January 2015. The couple explored the possibility of starting a family with sperm donors during their stint on My Giant Life. However, the two filed for divorce in 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
Tall height and stature
Katja has endorsed –
- Long Island Oysters
- Animal Haven
Katja Bavendam Facts
- She belongs to a family of tall members. Her mother is 6 feet tall, her father is 6 feet 4 inches, and her sister stands at 6 ft 3 in.
- Katja and her ex-wife Julie, who was a mere 5 feet 2 inches, shared an incredible height difference of a foot and a half.
- She has 2 rescue pet dogs named Ripley and Marley.
- Katja’s promising basketball career was cut short in 2011 due to a knee injury after which, doctors advised her to hang up her boots for good.
- She speaks multiple languages like German, French, English, and Spanish.
Featured Image by Katja Bavendam / Instagram