The Algerian hunk we all got to know because of his 18-month relationship with Kourtney Kardashian has surely been under the spotlight before. 

Younes Bendjima, the 26-year-old who influenced some Arab vibes into Kourtney's life, had previously dated British model and actress, Jourdan Dunn, and is a model himself. 

Although the couple has reportedly split-up because of one Instagram comment, the boxer-turned-model is now a heart-throb whose name and face can't be forgotten. 

Here are five little known facts about Younes Bendjima: 

1. He's been practicing boxing since the age of 11

His uncle was, and still is, his boxing coach ever since he was 11-years-old. 

The Algerian model says boxing taught him a lot about respect, hard-work, and commitment, like showing up to practice on time and following a strict diet. 

Bendjima still regularly posts photos and videos of him boxing on Instagram.

2. He made his modeling debut walking for Givenchy in 2013

Bendjima launched his modeling career in 2013 when he walked for Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, in the men’s Spring 2013 runway show. 

Ever since, he's been seen walking for high-profile brands like Hermes, Calvin Klein, Burberry, and Ralph Lauren.

Today, he is represented by Next Models. 

3. He was born in Algeria, but grew up between Paris and New York

After his parents' separation in Algeria, his father moved to New York whereas his mother relocated to Paris. 

The 26-year-old lived with his father in New York, helping him run his restaurant, while dedicating his summer vacation to visit his mother in France. 

Bendjima has been blessed, in a way, to have been international at a young age, for he's trilingual - fluent in English, Arabic, and French - courtesy of his upbringing. 

4. He's a practicing Muslim who celebrates Ramadan

This year's Ramadan saw the young model educating his Instagram followers on what Ramadan is and the traditions that come with fasting.

Last year, he posted a photo of himself with the caption, "no mo plans, I'm off the gram, It's Ramadan." 

He's also a devoted Muslim as he revealed in his Vogue Arabia interview that he drives to a seafood restaurant every Friday after mosque for lunch. 

5. He met Kourtney Kardashian right before Kim's infamous hotel robbery in Paris

The two began dating back in October 2016 after meeting up during Paris Fashion Week. 

In an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney revealed how the first night she spent with Bendjima was short-lived due to the phone call she got, informing her of Kim's robbery at gunpoint. 

The trilingual boxer/model helped with the translation between the Kardashians and the French police.