“I think people can see that I have worked hard to create a life for myself that I am proud of, and I am very grateful for my fans, and I support them as well.”
These days, his fans number in the millions, and he regularly regales them with charming snapshots of his life in Dagestan: playing with kittens, posing near cars, and drinking coffee in his office.
“I just like to do my thing; On a normal day, I like to walk in the streets with my friends and socialize with people. I like to drive my cars, have fun and always work hard.”
In a world full of influencers whipping up a dream that doesn’t exist, Hasbulla keeps it real.
“I love the Ultimate Fighting Championship and soccer as well as wrestling. I recently started horseback riding, and that was fun too!”
The fact that Hasbulla is headlining his own tour of Australia is a testament to how far he’s come in just a few short years, but life hasn’t always been easy. She was born with an undisclosed genetic disorder, which means Hasbulla sounds young and is only around 100 centimeters tall.
“People always complain about things in life, but I try to enjoy each day and do the things I love,” explains Hasbulla. “You really have to stay positive.”
This upbeat optimism has helped endear Hasbulla to fans around the world while also making him a draw card for event companies.
“We’ve brought people like Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal here, and yet we’ve never had a response like this,” says Chris Tamplin, CEO of the hour groupthe company that facilitates the tour.
“Hasbulla is quite unique, his personality is so contagious, and when he laughs, you can’t help but laugh.”
Hasbulla does not speak English, so he will be accompanied in Australia by a translator, giving fans a chance to hear him when he arrives for a series of events in Sydney and Melbourne.
“We’re doing photo opportunities, meet and greets, and there’s also going to be a question-and-answer element with fans, but not in a serious way,” says Tamplin.
“We’ll also be touring with Shaquille O’Neal at the same time, so we’re bringing Shaq and Hasbulla together for just one day.”
Hasbulla Visits Down Under, tickets on sale Thursday at 9am (AEST) at festicket.com.
Le Montage, Sydney, August 29-30; Timberyard, Melbourne August 31 and September 1.
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