Bruna Surfistinha (Portuguese for "Little Surfer Bruna") is the pen name of Raquel Pacheco, a Brazilian former sex worker who attracted the attention of Brazilian media and television by publishing, in a weblog, her sexual experiences with clients. Bruna explained in television programs that she was a normal girl,who has been adopted by a high/middle-class family but that at around the age of 17 she left her home and her family because of the traditional family oriented views of her father and to start to live by her own.
Bruna appeared in various television programs in Brazil and several periodicals and magazines. Her blog attracts more than 50,000 readers per day. She appeared in some pornographic films in Brazil.
In 2005, she released a book entitled O Doce Veneno do Escorpião (The Scorpion's Sweet Poison - ISBN 85-7695-017-0). The book was translated into English with the title Diary of a Brazilian call girl. The Scorpion's Sweet Venom, and published by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2006. This book also inspired the 2011 Brazilian film Bruna Surfistinha, starring Deborah Secco in the main role. In 2011 she also appeared in a Brazilian reality show called A Fazenda finishing as the second runner-up.
- Bruna's Blog
- Bruna's Blog turns a Book
- VIP Magazine interview Bruna
- ROHTER, L. She Who Controls Her Body Can Upset Her Countrymen. The New York Times. 2006-04-27
- Bruna-Surfistinha at the Internet Adult Film Database
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