22-year-old Joey King is 5'4" and just lifted 140 lbs: 'A strong queen'

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'The Kissing Booth' star Joey King shared that she just set her personal weightlifting record of 140 pounds.  (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
The Kissing Booth star Joey King shared that she just set her personal weightlifting record of 140 pounds. (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Joey King is showing off her strength.

The Kissing Booth actress, 22, took to Instagram Wednesday to share a video of herself lifting in the gym. She captioned a video of the deadlift, "Personal record 140 lbs."

King received lots of accolades in the comments section. One follower wrote, "You make it look so easy!!! Amazing." Another added, "A strong queen, we love it."

While it’s unclear if King is training for something specific, the Emmy nominee is gearing up for the release of her Hulu film The Princess, in which she will wield a sword. The film, a twist on classic fairytales, follows a princess (played by King) who refuses to marry a sociopathic prince at her father's request — and is forced to take matters into her own hands.

In August, King spoke to Byrdie about her exercise routine and shared that it is about mental health as much as it is physical.

"This sounds odd, but I didn't know that I was the type of person that needs exercise to not feel wound up," she said. "If I'm feeling pent up and I don't know why, if I just move my body, then all of a sudden I'm so much more relaxed."

She also detailed how exercise fits into her day, explaining, "I wake up, I pack my Gatorade and many liters of water. I eat a big breakfast: a bowl of oats with lots of fruit and some toast. I head to training, where I f***ing go for it for a few hours. Then I have meetings to prepare for the rest of the film. Then I take a shower, shove myself in an ice bath, and then I am miserable while I'm doing that. But then I get out and sleep like a goddamn baby."

While King may love her routine, she did have one major change happen in her life: She got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Steven Piet.

In a February Instagram post showing off her new ring, she gushed, "I never knew love could be so unquestionably beautiful. I never knew until you. The date was 2/2/22 when you asked me to marry you and made me the luckiest lady alive. I love you more than an Instagram caption could ever do justice. Hanging out with you forever sounds like a real dream, so let's do it."

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