Viktor Drago

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Viktor Drago
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Viktor Karasev

(1989-06-06) June 6, 1989 (age 32)
Ryazhsk city
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)

Viktor Drago (born 6 June 1989) is a Russian social media influencer, boxer, model, and actor who is also a three times roller ski world cup champion in cross-country.[1] Drago is the founder of Transform Your Mind, a training center known for helping people live happy, fulfilling lives.[2][3]

Drago is widely recognized for his prank videos on celebrities including Justin Bieber,[4] Jack Nicholson, Manny Pacquiao, Logan Paul, Dolph Lundgren and KSI that have gone viral on Youtube. He has also gained a mass following for sharing unique lifestyle content across popular social media platforms - Instagram and YouTube. As of 2022 Drago has a combined following of over 5 million.[5][6]

For his creatively curated prank videos as well as videos demonstrating how to pick up girls - Drago has captured the attention of a number of media outlets including TMZ,[7][8] TMZ SPORT,,[9] Yahoo,[10] Medium,[11] Voyagela,[12] and others.

Early life and education

Drago was born on 6 June 1989 in Ryazhsk City. Drago holds a graduation degree from the Academy of Law and Management in Ryazan City.


Sports Career

By the age of 10, he began his professional career as a cross-country ski professional. He has been in the Russian National Cross-country roller ski team since 2008. As a ski professional, Drago won many awards in the Junior categories. When he moved to the main category, he won the world cup 3 times - Russia 2013, France 2013, Croatia 2014. He also won the Russian championship and all sprint competition in Russia in 2014.[13]

YouTuber and entrepreneur

In 2014 Drago created his training center - Transform Your Mind where he teaches people how to live a happy, fulfilling life. Eventually, he also began offering relationship advice at this center. In the same year, he started his first YouTube channel.[14] Two years later he also created his Instagram profile where he publicizes his pranks videos and videos from his lifestyle, motivational videos, fashion videos, picking up girls, etc.[15][16]

Soon Drago gained mass acclaim for his prank videos across the world. His videos are shot in several countries including the USA, Russia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia to name a few.[17] In 2019 Drago curated pranks on renowned celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Dolph Lundgren, Logan Paul, KSI, Manny Pacquiao, and Jack Nicholson that further expanded his global reach as a leading prankster.[18] These videos went viral and captured the attention of a number of media outlets including TMZ, TMZ SPORT,, Hollywood Pipeline,[19] Yahoo, Bolavip,[20] Complex,[21] and others. As of 2022, Drago also runs a motivational YouTube Channel where he shares his expertise on different trending world topics.[22]

Personal life

Drago is married to an Instagram model, Diana Rinatovna. He is fluent in English and Russian.

In the media



  1. "Lutadora de boxe fez uma partida a Justin Bieber. Reação foi inesperada". Notícias ao Minuto (in português). 13 August 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  2. "Mujer en bikini acosa a Justin Bieber y Hailey Baldwin en plena calle : Viajar con Música". Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  3. Green, Simon (30 May 2019). "Logan Paul calls out KSI after brutally KOing stranger who challenged him to fight". Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  4. "Justin Bieber Confronted by Man in the Street Wanting a Fight". 22 Words. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  5. "Una mujer retó a pelear a Justin Bieber y él la rechazó". El Informador :: Noticias de Jalisco, México, Deportes & Entretenimiento (in español). Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  6. Sports, T. M. Z. (28 May 2019). "Logan Paul KOs Fake Ivan Drago in Impromptu Boxing Match, Calls Out KSI". Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  7. "Justin Bieber Confronted By Fake Ivan Drago, Fight Me!". TMZ. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  8. "Logan Paul KOs Fake Ivan Drago in Impromptu Boxing Match, Calls Out KSI". TMZ. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  9. Lewis, Rebecca (5 August 2019). "Justin Bieber is not here for YouTube pranksters who challenge singer to fight". Metro. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  10. "Justin Bieber Gets Challenged to Fight With Ivan Drago Wannabe". Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  11. Stories, Top (29 September 2021). "Exclusive Interview With Social Media Star Viktor Drago". Medium. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  12. Stories, Local. "Life & Work with Viktor Drago - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide". Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  13. "Una boxeadora en bikini desafía a Justin Bieber en plena calle". (in español). 12 August 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  14. "Mujer en bikini reta a los golpes a Justin Bieber frente de Hailey Baldwin". (in español). Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  15. "La extraña propuesta que recibió Justin Bieber de una chica en bikini frente a Hailey Baldwin". Tú en línea (in español). 8 August 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  16. "KARASEV Viktor - Athlete Information". Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  17. "Logan Paul hilariously tells off fans accusing him of faking Ivan Drago knockout". Dexerto. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  18. "tor-drago-one-of-the-craziest-prankster-in-the-world". wrde. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  19. "justin-bieber-challenged-by-fake-drago-at-craigs-amidst-possible-tom-cruise-ufc-fight/". Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  20. "Justin-Bieber-caminaba-con-Hailey-Baldwin-hasta-que-una-mujer-en-traje-de-bano-lo-invito-a-boxear". bolavip. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  21. "Justin Bieber Challenged to a Fight by Ivan Drago Impersonator". Complex. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  22. "Justin Bieber Gets Pulled Up On By Fake Ivan Drago Over Tom Cruise Fight Offer". HotNewHipHop. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2022.

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