Nathalia Santoro – Fitness Model, Bodybuilder & Gordon Ryan’s Girlfriend

Nathalia Santoro aka Sonny is a Brazilian fitness model, bodybuilder and the girlfriend of Gordon Ryan. She has amassed a large following on social media, where she posts pictures and videos of her workouts and dieting regimen. Santoro is also a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under John Danaher.

Aside from all of this, she is best recognized in the BJJ world as Gordon Ryan’s girlfriend. Santoro now lives in Puerto Rico, having come from New Jersey with Gordon and other important members of the Death Squad.

Nathalia’s popularity exploded in the Jiu-Jitsu community after she started posting hilarious and racy Instagram photos, which were subsequently banned numerous times for improper material. Here, she also discusses her and Gordon Ryan’s life off the mats, frequently praising him for his work ethic and compassion. She offers a candid look into her and Gordon Ryan’s life

Nathalia Santoro began her athletic career playing soccer before switching to track and field. She eventually ended up in New York, where she worked as a bodybuilder and fitness model. Before moving into Jiu-Jitsu, Nathalia won several Body Building events, including Miss Brazil, Mr Fitness, and Garota Fitness Sao Paulo.

According to reports, Nathalia is also in the works of creating an OnlyFans page.

Early Life

Nathalia Santoro was born on May 11, 1993, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was raised by her mother, who worked as a nurse. Santoro began working out at the age of 14, after she was inspired by her older brother, who was a bodybuilder. She started lifting weights and soon began competing in local bodybuilding competitions.


Santoro rose to prominence in the fitness world after she began posting pictures and videos of her workouts on social media. She has amassed a large following on Instagram, where she has over 1.4 million followers. Santoro is also a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

In addition to her work as a fitness model, Santoro is also a sponsored athlete and brand ambassador for several fitness companies.

Gordon Ryan’s Girlfriend

Nathalia met her current partner, Gordon Ryan, while living on the east coast. She discovered Renzo Gracie HQ in Manhattan and met her present partner there. Despite being seven years his senior, the couple got along well and have been together since 2016.

Santoro and Ryan have a running joke in which they claim to be siblings and that she was adopted by Ryan’s parents in 2016. Despite their more physical relationship, they frequently post on social media claiming to be siblings. Guys, you’re not fooling anyone, are you…

Santoro is a frequent companion of Gordon Ryan, accompanying him on trips and competing mat-side with him at tournaments. He is also Ryan’s demonstration partner in all of his Jiu-Jitsu instructionals.

BJJ Competitor

Santoro prefers to train and compete in No-gi Jiu-Jitsu rather than gi competitions, similar to Gordon and other members of the Danaher Death Squad. She has previously competed on the undercard at several Kasai Grappling events.

Nathalia Santoro’s Instagram

Her Instagram posts are frequently amusing and witty. She has received several Instagram account suspensions for violating platform regulations in her postings.

You can find Nathalia on Instagram under her alias @heysonnyy2

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A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, owner and writer of BJJ Bear.

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