Inside The Life Of Kayleigh Swenson: Untold Facts About Erin Hillsman’s Daughter
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Kayleigh Swenson who also goes by the nickname, Viking Barbie is a recording artist in Fitness, a model, and a musician as well as a songwriter. She is also the daughter of the late Jeep Swenson, an internationally renowned bodybuilder and former professional wrestler known as “Jeep Mercenary”.

Kayleigh’s father was also an actor; she is best known for her portrayal of Bane in the 1997 film Batman and Robin. He has also starred in “No Holds Barred”, “The Big Brawl” and “Bulletproof”.

Kayleigh is the daughter of Jack and his wife Erin Patricia {née Hillsman}. Kayleigh is 5′ 10″ tall, she considers herself a big fitness buff. She is also a two-time Playboy cover model. What’s more, this stately, gorgeous and at the same time, the tough model is just as popular on social media, where she has over 2 million Instagram followers.

Meet this Texan beauty who is no stranger to showing off her amazing body online. Find out a little more about her formative years, her parents, the extensive details of her father’s death, and whether she has a boyfriend.

Who Is Kayleigh Swenson?  

The daughter of Jeff Swenson, Kayleigh Swenson was born on 22 October 1985 in San Antonio, Texas.

Although she now lives in Fountain Valley, California, Swenson says she will “always be a Texas girl at heart”. Ethnically, she has Scandinavian roots.

Her mother, Erin Hilsman, is a former exotic dancer and model. Swenson says that growing up and living her parents’ lifestyle has meant that she has had to grow up very quickly. She also says that seeing her parents achieve their goals in so many different areas has broadened her horizons.

Viking Barbie once stated that her parents are a big part of her ambition and work ethic. In an interview, Swenson revealed that she sometimes feels she has a God complex, which stems from her late father.

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Kayleigh Swenson Is An Artist As Well

In addition to being an addiction survivor, activist, and model, Swenson is also focusing on her music career, releasing EPs and albums Kéta, Tech N9ne, and Crooked I.

To tell you more about her music career, in June 2019, the Bad Pack star’s daughter collaborated with friend and songwriter Keta Kuhn as they teamed up with producer Chase-Green for the singles “Basic” and “Lies”.

At the same time, she was preparing to release Crooked I (“My Heart Belongs To Daddy”) and Tech N9ne (“All The Way To The Bank”). In the same year, she also released “Blow Ya Mind (Succubus)”, a song that is her tribute to female sexual empowerment.

Her Father Jeep Swenson Died Of a Steroid Overdose 

Kayleigh’s father, Jeep Swenson, died of heart failure on 18 August 1997 at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 40. The service was held at Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn, 6300 Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, CA 90068.

Fellow wrestler Hulk Hogan and actor James Kens said eulogies. The probable cause of Kayleigh’s father’s death was his years of steroid use. He apparently injected, drank, and ate steroids and even rubbed them into his drug-plagued body.

Kayleigh Also Survived Drug Addiction And Has Also Been In A Jail

The San Antonio-born actor’s daughter admits to having lived through an addiction case, having to drink heroin and being in a prison cell, naked and cold on the floor.

However, Swenson said in an interview that she has gained something from it. In the same session, the blonde Instagram model also talked about how she has always had a thing for craziness and mental illness inside her.

However, she has always preferred to accept them, but with inner strength. Kayleigh says that she has always had it because she feels she needed it. Swenson admits that she has encountered people who have exclusively tried to sell sexuality. However, she says she has not allowed them to talk about it.

For the Texas-born beauty, achieving self-acceptance and self-love has not been without hard work. Recently Viking, Barbie has been abstinent for more than eight years.

Swenson credits her ego with helping her lead the way to sobriety. Now she feels far removed from the criminal lifestyle of her past and is unprejudiced when it comes to not letting anyone stand in her way.

Kayleigh Swenson Now Helps Other People With Drug Addiction 

Kayleigh also tries to help other people on their journey to sobriety and additionally owns a recovery house in Huntington Beach called Viking House, a transitional living facility for men.

“I really love to be able to give back and help people in their sobriety because it was so freely given to me. I basically just came from nothing, ended up running away from home and living on the streets. I’ve been locked up and I’ve had a very long drug addiction. To be able to help people in a similar situation is really rewarding,”

said songwriter Ink Maged in June 2019. Swenson believes she has enough to help those struggling with addiction, given her own experience in rehab.

She also recounted how after she went to rehab, people came in off the street who were homeless, without teeth; they had torn their clothes off because they urinated on themselves. Kayleigh believes that people who were considered scum by society are becoming or have become pillars in society and sponsors of others.

She, who still likes to call herself an All-American Dirtbag, also disagrees with the general perception that those with addictions in their lives are too far gone or that this person will never get clean.

While in rehab, Kayleigh was obviously the worst they had, but she changed everything, from the people she was around to many of her own beliefs and thoughts. During her recovery, she focused on her purpose, channeled her addiction into positive things like making music and working, and just “moved on”.

What Mental Issues Did Swenson Suffer From? 

As can be seen, Kayleigh also has borderline personality disorder. At the time, Swenson stated, “I am characterized by duality.”

She went on to say that she was everything; the 36-year-old admitted that she had the ability to go from being selfish with mental illness to be very loving. In rehab, she was even inspired by this at one time and wrote a lot.

Kayleigh wanted all aspects of her music to creatively reflect the duality that came with this diagnosis. Ultimately, she channeled all of this into her EP Borderline.

Kayleigh Swenson Tattoos; Their Meaning

In addition to music, Kayleigh’s skin also serves as a canvas to illustrate the duality that is at her heart of her. The two sleeves of tattooist Sergio Sanchez symbolize the seven deadly sins.

She herself once revealed that her inner right forearm is anger, the outer one is emptiness; the inner upper arm is prettiness and the other outer one is lust.

Explaining her inkings in more detail, Viking Barbie said that while she does not agree with hard-written Christian rules, she simply loves great epics. She says her tattoos are also a reminder of her problems with excess and obsession.

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Does Kayleigh Have A Boyfriend? 

In April 2016, Swenson revealed on her YouTube channel that she had separated from her then fiancé. The Texas-born model did not mention who he actually is. However, she said that they were divorcing because of his relapse and addiction problems. In another video, she also revealed that she has had three major relationships in her life so far.

Two years later, in July 2018, Swenson introduced her Facebook fans to a new man. What seemed to be a random photo at the time turned out to have a story.

Although Kayleigh didn’t immediately say who the bald guy with sunglasses really was, the comments on her and his pictures pretty much shed light on the fact that he was indeed Swenson’s partner. It was only in October 2018 that the inked beauty took to Facebook to confirm her love for the aforementioned man.

Although it has never been revealed how long Swenson and this guy, whose surname is Aaron Andrew, have been dating. It has also not been answered whether the couple has decided to get married or not.

Swenson also has a daughter with this alleged boyfriend from a previous relationship.

Other Facts

  • Kayleigh is a pescetarian.
  • She is a fan of horror and psychological thriller films.
  • She also revealed that she has had more women than men, although she did not say what her true sexual orientation is.
  • She also loves reading serial killer books.
  • Kayleigh has a long-standing childhood obsession with singer-songwriter Marilyn Manson.
  • She loves country music.

Quick Facts About Kayleigh Swenson

Real NameKayleigh Swenson
Nick NameKayleigh
Famous AsInstagram Star,
Social Media Star
Age36-years old
BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas
Birth SignAquarius
Heightapprox. 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weightapprox. 55 Kg (121 lbs)
Body Measurementsapprox. 34-26-39 inches
Bra Cup Size33 C
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlonde
Shoe Size6 (US)
Net Worthapprox. $700,000 (USD)