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.

Sun Sign



New York City, New York, United States



Shirt Number

  • 13 – Botaş SK
  • 50 – St. Francis College

Girlfriend / Spouse

Katja has dated –

  1. 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.

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Tall height and stature

Brand Endorsements

Katja has endorsed –

  • Long Island Oysters
  • Animal Haven

Katja Bavendam Facts

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. She has 2 rescue pet dogs named Ripley and Marley.
  4. 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.
  5. She speaks multiple languages like German, French, English, and Spanish.

Featured Image by Katja Bavendam / Instagram


Facts of Katja Bavendam

  • Gender Female
  • full nameKatja Bavendam
  • nicknamesKatja
  • birthplaceHambergen, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Date of Birth January 02, 1985
  • Age 36 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Topaz
  • Lucky Color Brown
  • Best Match for Marriage Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
  • nationalityGerman
  • net worth$100,000 - $5 Million
  • professionFormer Professional Basketball Player, Reality Star
  • weight84 kg or 185 lbs
  • height6 ft 8 in or 203 cm
  • hair colorLight Brown
  • eye colorBlue
  • body type / buildLarge
  • high schoolGymnasium Osterholz-Scharmbeck High School
  • collegeSt. Francis College

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