Three time world champion Ekaterina Vandaryeva certainly beautifies Muay Thai.
Born in Staryya Darohi, Ekaterina Vandaryeva, 26, is fighting out of famed Kick Fighter gym in Minsk, Belarus. The 170 cm blonde started training in muaythai at the age of 16. She had previously practiced volleyball, self-defense and choreography.
Coached by eminent Andrei Kulebin, Belarusian “Barbie” became a world champion for the first time in 2009. Representing the Top 3 teams in the World, Vandaryeva scored Gold at IFMA event in Thailand where Belarus earned the first place as well.
Ekaterina Vandaryeva (58, 16 KOs – 7) competes in the 54 kg weight class. She says her favorite souvenir is “The Best Female Boxer award” she received at the World Cup in 2010. On his birthday in the presence of the members of royal family, the King of Thailand himself presented the trophy to Belarusian athlete. “Barbie” has also previously won numerous titles of national and European calibers. Moreover, she is a two-time WKN world champion in 2010 and 2011.
Lately Vandaryeva has been competing at Kunlun Fight in China. Among others she went up against Zeng Xiaoting, Ji Woon Lee, Ren Kailin and Alena Hola.
In addition, although not claiming to be a model, Vandaryeva often makes headlines in numerous national publications. She recently appeared on the pages of Fashion Bank where she spoke about her career, health, fitness, fashion and beauty. At the photo shoot “Barbie” has posed with the WKN championship belt that she took from the fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at 2011 Big-8 Grand Prix. Lastly, she frequently posts various photos on her Instagram profile.