18 January 2003
Encinitas, California, United States
21 Years Old
As an actress and Taekwondo champion, she oversees a popular Instagram account where she posts photos and videos highlighting her Taekwondo prowess. Her account, @raynavallandingham, has garnered a following of over 1.6 million.
Rayna Vallandingham, a renowned personality from the United States, has made a name for herself as an actress, martial artist, and social media influencer. Achieving remarkable success at the age of 12, she secured 13 Taekwondo world championships. Also, she has served as a Brand Ambassador for the American Taekwondo Association and showcased her talents in the film "Underdog Kids."
Rayna Vallandingham has earned the distinction of being the youngest black belt martial artist to secure 12 World Championship Titles. In 2011, at the age of 8, she achieved four World Titles in Little Rock, Arkansas, attaining a Triple Crown in Traditional Forms, Weapons, Sparring, and Creative Weapons. This remarkable feat, achieved against competitors double her size and several years older, solidified her status as the youngest black belt ever to win a Championship.
The subsequent year, in 2012, Rayna added six more world championships to her accolades, earning another Triple Crown in Traditional, Creative Weapons, XMA Forms, and XMA Weapons. In 2013, she clinched the XMA Forms World Championship. Following her latest World Championship triumph, she made her debut in Phillip Rhee's film "Underdogs" as Leticia, making her way to Los Angeles for the occasion.
Rayna's global journey has taken her around the world, where she has not only showcased her skills but also shared her expertise through teaching and public appearances. Beyond martial arts, she has delved into various aspects of the entertainment industry, including modeling, writing, stunts, and more. Rayna actively serves as a Brand Ambassador for the American Taekwondo Association, participating in campaigns, videos, interviews, photo shoots, and public engagements.
A standout moment in her career was being the youngest participant in the 12-14 age group on ESPN, performing in front of a vast audience. Rayna also featured prominently in the Youth by Shawn Mendes music video, where she demonstrated her martial arts prowess alongside other talented individuals.
Continuing her artistic journey, Rayna consistently attends acting classes in Los Angeles and eagerly anticipates exciting projects on the horizon.
|Date of Birth
|18 January 2003
|Place of Birth
|Encinitas, California, United States
|Encinitas, California, United States
She is the child of Jeff and Joty.
Her ancestral roots are Indian, harking back to her grandparents who hailed from India.
Earning her initial black belt at 7, she stands out as the youngest participant in the 12-14 age category on ESPN.
Currently, she holds a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
Her commitment to mastering the discipline goes beyond the acquisition of trophies or medals; it entails nurturing her inner strength and refining both her physical and mental capabilities.
Rayna openly acknowledges encountering instances of sexism as she ascends to the traditionally male-dominated field of martial arts.
Determined to break barriers and ignite inspiration in others, Vallandingham is making a substantial impact not only in the martial arts scene but also in the entertainment industry and across various social media platforms.
Commencing her martial arts journey at a young age, she had already claimed her first world title in Korean martial arts by the age of 8. A significant portion of her childhood was dedicated to spending prolonged hours in the dojo or engaging in training sessions on the picturesque beaches of her hometown, Encinitas.
Her initial appearance was in Phillip Rhee's film "Underdogs," where she portrayed the character Leticia. Subsequently, she has actively participated in various projects.
Apart from winning 12 World Championship Titles, she also appeared in the music video for Lenny Tavárez.
|Actress and Martial Artist
|$ 4 Million
|Source of Income
|Martial Artist, Fitness Blog and Acting
Exuding youth, beauty, and charisma, she showcases a slender physique that has captured the affection of a broad younger audience. With a height of about 5'4" and a weight of around 56 kg, she maintains an enticing, slender build. The captivating interplay of her brown eyes and coordinating hair, coupled with a doll-like appearance, amplifies her magnetic charm. Endowed with gorgeous, expressive eyes and flowing silky hair, she radiates an attractive and appealing persona.
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"It’s Been a Long, Long Time" is a song that holds special significance in Rayna Vallandingham's heart, resonating as her favorite.
Beyond her achievements, Rayna Vallandingham played an active role in the creation of the music video for "Youth" by Shawn Mendes, skillfully demonstrating her expertise in martial arts.