Bruna Lima is an Instagram sensation and a popular fitness model, who has over 3.4 million subscribers on her social media account. Even though she is well-known, she manages to keep her private life out of everyone’s eyes.
- 1 Early life and family
- 2 Educational background
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- 6 Appearance, clothing style
- 7 Net worth and salary
Early life and family
Bruna Rangel Lima was born on 2 March 1996, in Espirito Santo, Brazil, so holds Brazilian nationality and her zodiac sign is Pisces. Shen Bruna was four years old when her parents moved to Pompano Beach Highlands, South Florida, where Bruna was raised – as of 2020, Bruna resides in Miami, Florida. She is often asked if she is a relative of another super popular model, Adriana Lima, the former star of Victoria’s Secret Angels Show, but Bruna only has the same surname and same homeland, Brazil, and they aren’t relatives.
Little is known about Bruna’s educational background, except that she matriculated from her local high school in Florida in 2014.
When did Bruna start doing fitness on the professional level?
While still at high school, Bruna worked on the juice bar at the local gym, when a lot of people noticed her fit physique and advised her to become a fitness model, as they saw in her everything one needed to do modelling.
In fact, Bruna started training when she was 16 years old, but she actually began structuring her work out when she turned 18. While training with her first personal fitness coach, Bruna met her future best friend and business partner Brianna Naranjo, as she also trained with the same coach.
Both girls decided to go into bikini competitions – Brianna was more successful than Bruna, who eventually dropped off the competition as she felt it was not for her. However, both of them started to develop their Instagram accounts to raise their fame.
As Bruna was very consistent with uploading new photos on her Instagram account on a daily basis, her profiles became more and more popular, attracting hundreds of new subscribers every week. In a year of her social media activities, she gained over 1.5 million followers. Bruna shared that in 2015 it was a lot easier to grow one’s account as there were less people doing it. So she started with posting her workout photos and videos, diet tips and healthy recipes, eventually ending up modelling.
She also shared that as her account grew, she found it more and more difficult to generate new ideas for posts and shootings, and it is still her biggest struggle. As of 2020, Bruna has over 3.4 million followers on her Instagram account, and has signed multiple beneficial contracts with such brands as Fashion Nova, Oh Polly and Adore Me Swimsuits. She is also an elite model for VPX Sports corporation, which owns such products as BangDrink, Power Push and Redline Energy Drink. She also advertises such products as skin care & IPL hair removal system Bliss Rejuvenation, and the at-home cryolipolysis/fat freezing device Freeze N Melt, getting the gadgets for free.
Along with actor Nicolas Giassi, Bruna appeared in a comedic advertisement for Chi men shampoo and deodorant, and was also hired as a model for the Knockout watches series, and appeared in the shooting project “The Greek Lightning”, along with another popular model, Metisha. Bruna is now assigned to Heavyweight Factory Models MGMT.
Bruna has her own YouTube channel which she started on 15 April 2017, but there are only nine videos on her profile. She doesn’t feel interested in developing it at the moment, satisfied with almost 30,000 subscribers, as she has millions on her Instagram profile, which is her highest priority now.
Ya feel me?? pic.twitter.com/yM52edcbkk
— Bruna Lima (@xoobruna_) November 5, 2019
However, Bruna used her YouTube channel to share some facts on her life, such as her story of developing her Instagram profile in the video “WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT INSTAGRAM…….”, appearing in the video with her best friend, Brianna Naranjo. Bruna has also posted a couple of make-up tutorials and some pranks and challenges. Bruna also posts lip sync and dancing videos on her TikTok profile, often featuring her friend and business partner, Brenda Silva in her short videos.
Bruna founded her own bikini brand – Brukinis
Having experience of bikini modelling, she understood that she wanted to create her own bikini line. She united with her friends Brenda Silva and Brianna Naranjo to start their own business – the Brukinis brand. The main idea of the new bikini line was to provide girls with curvy bodies, beautiful and comfortable swimsuits.
The line is produced in Brazil, which was very important for Bruna; all the bikinis are handmade. ‘I often struggled trying to find a perfect bikini, and was often disappointed with the way they look at me. So I decided to create my own brand for the girls like me, who want to look beautiful in any beach situation’, Bruna shared her thoughts on creating her own bikini brand.
Bruna has been keeping her private life low-key ever since she entered the world of social media. She doesn’t like to share details of her affairs.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Bruna likes all kinds of animals, and often posts her pictures with dogs, cats and other pets. She has a special sports diet, according to which she eats from four to six small portions of food, not to feel hungry during the day, and keep fit.
She is a fan of cosplay and video games; thus, she cosplayed Princess Kitana, the character from the famous video game Mortal Kombat. Bruna can play ping-pong/table tennis very well.
Appearance, clothing style
Bruna has long blonde hair (which is naturally dark brown) and hazel eyes. She is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs around 110lbs (50kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-23.5-39. A lot of her followers on Instagram and YouTube question her about the procedures she underwent to make her buttocks look as they do. In her video “IS MY BUTT FAKE?!?!?” Bruna revealed that she has never done anything with her body, just sticking to her regular workout routine. She stated that she didn’t decry anyone for using plastic surgery to obtain the body of one’s dreams, but it was not the way she wanted herself.
She also mentioned that she inherited the curvy body from her mother, who is Brazilian, and mentioned that her cousins also have plump shapes. As a proof, Bruna showed her pictures from the age of 14 to the present day which were all taken from behind her, and the difference between her looks was very minor, as she always had ‘a nice body’, as she said herself. Bruna also states that some of her schoolmates protect her with comments, writing that they know her from school and she has always had a body like this. However, she admitted she had some surgery done on her breast. Bruna has a tattoo of the icon of her zodiac sign, Pisces, on her left ribs.
Net worth and salary
As of 2020, Bruna’s net worth is reported to be around $2 million. She benefits a lot from her super popular Instagram account, earning up to $11,500 per sponsored post.