Gracyanne Barbosa moved from her native town Campo Grande to Rio de Janeiro at the age of 16 to attend the law school. However, she faced financial difficulties and started to work as a dancer, soon joining the axé band Tchakabum. She left Tchakabum at the end of 2008 and launched a modelling career.
From unknown Samba Dancer to international fitness sensation, Gracyanne Barbosa is admired around the world for her incredible physique.
Although not a female competitor, she’s become the inspiration to many champion bodybuilders.
However, Gracyanne experienced some rough times in her youth – she was forced to leave College due to financial difficulties.
With 5.2+ million followers comes heightened attention and subsequent scrutiny. And by that we mean a YouTube video (with 354,000+ views) and a very popular Reddit chain have gone in on Barbosa and accused her of using fake weight plates to make her lifts look significantly more impressive, mass-wise, then they are.
As evidence, YouTube account Nick’s Strength and Power pointed out that her 495 lbs. for 10 reps squats were absurdly easy and happened to be completed without the usage of belts, wraps, or a whole lot of visible effort.
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