Russell Horning Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Russell Horning Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight62 kg
Date of BirthDecember 19, 2001
Zodiac SignSagittarius

Russell Horning is an American social media personality, Instagram star, and a singer. He is best known for being an overnight viral sensation and for his signature dance move also known as ‘flossing’. Russell is famously known as the “Backpack Kid” and has amassed more than 2.5 million followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Russell Horning

Nick Name

The Backpack Kid

Russell Horning as seen in October 2018
Russell Horning as seen in October 2018 (Russell Horning / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States


Atlanta, Georgia, United States




His educational qualifications are unknown.


Instagram Star, Singer


  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Jill Horning (Younger Sister)


Russell is represented by Winmore Agency.


Hip-Hop, Rap




He released his EP SwagPack Kid via Winmore.




5 ft 10 in 178 cm


62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Russell has not dated anyone publicly yet.

Russell Horning as seen with Becky G in November 2018
Russell Horning as seen with Becky G in November 2018 (Russell Horning / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

He prefers to dye his hair ‘blonde’.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Broad nose
  • Thin Lips

Brand Endorsements

Russell has not done endorsement work for any brand yet.

Russell Horning as seen in August 2018
Russell Horning as seen in August 2018 (Russell Horning / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Doing his signature dance move, the ‘flossing’
  • Appearing in the Swish Swish music video by Katy Perry

As a Singer

He released his EP SwagPack Kid in December 2018. It included songs like Have a Nice Day (feat. Ant Beale), By MyselfDrip on Boat (feat. SwagHollywood), and Too Young (feat. Yung Baby Tate).

Personal Trainer

Russell keeps himself fit by staying active and practicing dance moves.

Russell Horning Favorite Things

  • Song – Armed and Dangerous by Juice WRLD
  • Rapper – Lobo
  • Football Player – Mark Ingram
  • Car – Tesla Model X


Russell Horning in a selfie with Lil Pump in December 2018
Russell Horning in a selfie with Lil Pump in December 2018 (Russell Horning / Instagram)

Russell Horning Facts

  1. He played football for 2 years in 7th and 8th grade in school.
  2. He created his YouTube channel in October 2015 and his first video post was dated November 7, 2016.
  3. Russell became an overnight viral sensation in 2016 after pop star Rihanna gave him a shoutout on her official Instagram.
  4. His famous dance moves landed him a performance with pop star Katy Perry on Saturday Night Live in 2017. After the performance, he was also included in the official music video of Katy Perry’s song Swish Swish in 2017.
  5. His signature move is ‘flossing’ which he also calls ‘The Russell’.
  6. Follow Russell Horning on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Featured Image by Russell Horning / Instagram

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