Who is Elena Gant?
Elena Belenkaya was born on the 14th July 1987 in Kazan, Russia, and better known as Elena Gant, is a reality TV personality, who is probably best recognized for being in the main cast of the Lifetime TV reality show “Little Women: LA” as she belongs to the dwarf population and is famous as a dwarf model. Moreover, she is known for being the wife of the widely popular actor and musician Preston Gant.
Early Life and Education
Elena grew up in Russia with her parent and two siblings. It is known that she had a really rough childhood because of her disability and height – her parents tied her to a bed for two years straight when she was just a child because they wanted to correct her bowed legs, which was yet another deformity she had which made her childhood even more difficult. She was also stuffed in a trash can sometimes because of her height. It wasn’t easy to deal with this, but she managed to get on her feet and to try and live her life as anyone else.
She was always interested in graphic design, so she attended the University of Kazan, and upon graduating, she wanted to move to the USA because she knew that there were more professional opportunities than in Russia. In addition, she went to USA in order to attend to a conference where small people were gathering to talk about their difficulties, and ways to improve the quality of their lives. Once she got there, she met a lot of people similar to herself, and established valuable connections.
Career and “Little Women: LA”
Speaking about her career, when she relocated to the US, Elena started working as a dwarf model thanks to her great look and connections made at the conference for small people. Appearing in several magazines, she caught the attention of the producers of the reality TV series “Little Women: LA”, who offered her a role in their show which she accepted, and has been one of the regular cast in the series since 2014, aired on the Lifetime TV channel, and adding a considerable amount to her net worth. The show is about dwarf women who live in Los Angeles, and who try to find ways to live a normal life as other people.
— Elena Gant (@ElenaGant) November 30, 2014
Due to her popularity, great look, intelligence and gentility, Elena has appeared in other famous TV shows such as “Green and Tosh”, “Arsenio Hall Show”, and the comedy talk show “Dueling Divas”.
In addition, she is interested and extremely talented in doing make-up for herself and for others, as she finished a course in the field, and is now giving tutorials on her own YouTube channel called “EleGant Life”, which also increases her net worth.
Elena Gant Net Worth
Her career started in 2014 and since then, she has been an active member of the entertainment industry, primarily known as a reality television personality. So, if you ever wondered how rich Elena Gant is, it has been estimated that the total size of her net worth is over $2 million, as of mid-2018. She also increases her wealth by appearing in various magazines as a model, as well as by creating numerous YouTube make-up tutorials.
Personal Life and Twin Babies
When it comes to speak about her personal life, Elena has been married to Preston Gant, a famous actor and musician, since 2014. They were dating for only three months before they decided to marry – it was speculated that the real reason behind this decision was the fact that she needed a green card. However, they have apparently been enjoying their marriage for several years now, and they even welcomed twin boys, Kairo and Xavier, in 2016.
Speaking about her appearance, Elena is only 4 feet and 4 inches (132 cm) tall and her weight is reputed to be around 100lbs (45 kg). Her height is actually above average for dwarfs, so she got the nickname ‘Shaq of Little People’. It was highly risky for her to get pregnant because of her disability and very small height and weight. In spite of the risk, she gave birth to two healthy babies.
Elena Gant gave herself the nickname ‘Midget Britney Spears’ because of the fact that she resembles Britney and she can also imitate her easily. Due to that, the show “Little Women”, on which Elena did those Britney Spears impersonations, faced a legal threat by the person who claimed to own the rights of Britney Spears impression. He threatened to sue the show and Elena herself, but they managed to settle with him so it didn’t get to court.
Social Media Presence
In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry as a reality television star, Elena is in her spare time very active across many of the most popular social media sites, including her official Instagram and Twitter accounts, on which she has a significant number of followers. Moreover, she has more than 180,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, and she has also launched her own website.