Gracyanne Barbosa

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Gracyanne Barbosa
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Born Gracyanne Jacobina Barbosa Vieira
20 September 1983
Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Occupation Model, Dancer
Spouse(s) Marcelo Pires Vieira ("Belo")

Gracyanne Jacobina Barbosa Vieira is a Brazilian fitness model and Carnaval dancer.

Early career[edit]

Barbosa moved from her native town Campo Grande to Rio de Janeiro at the age of 16 to attend law school. However, she faced financial difficulties and started to work as a dancer, soon joining the axé band Tchakabum.[1] She left Tchakabum at the end of 2008 and launched a modeling career.[2]

Rainha de bateria career[edit]

Barbosa has been foremost known to the Brazilian public as a rainha de bateria for various samba schools at the Rio Carnival and São Paulo Carnival.[3][4][5][6]

Men's magazines[edit]

Barbosa who had appeared on the cover of the Brazilian Playboy's February 2007 issue, also posed for the cover of Revista Sexy December 2011 issue.[7]

Internet fame[edit]

In 2012, photos of Barbosa squatting were uploaded to social media, followed by a workout video. Barbosa's ostensible squat weight (around 450 lbs) caused "an uproar on the bodybuilding forums for months", leading to debates at popular websites such as on the authenticity of the weight plates used by her.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On 18 May 2012, Barbosa married pagode and samba singer Belo who was formerly married to Viviane Araújo, another famous rainha de bateria. The ceremony was held at Candelária Church in Rio de Janeiro.[9]


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