Nathalia Santoro Biography

Nathalia Santoro is a famous fitness model, bodybuilder, and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt under John Danaher. Her nickname is Sonny. She is the second woman who receive a BJJ brown belt from John Danaher. She gains recognition and media attention as Gordon Ryan’s Girlfriend, a five-time ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) World Champion. 

Nathalia Santoro Biography & Wikipedia

Nathalia Santoro was born on 21st Feb 1989, which makes her 35 years of age. She posts a birthday picture in a red bikini outfit on 21st Feb 2024. Nathalia grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She moved from Brazil to America and Hawaii. She has resided in America for ten years.  


Nathalia Santoro began her athletic career in soccer before changing her interest to track and field. Eventually, she found her way to New York, where she pursued a bodybuilding and fitness modeling career. During her time in New York, Santoro initiated her training at Renzo Gracie’s headquarters located in Manhattan.

Before her move into Jiu-Jitsu, she competed in numerous bodybuilding competitions. Nathalia rose to prominence when she won a number of championships including – Miss Brazil, Mr Fitness contest in Sao Paulo, and Garota Fitness Sao Paulo. She Has participated in preliminary matches for events like Kasai, Third Coast Grappling, and Flo Grappling’s Who’s #1. 

Her interview video is available at @ThirdCoastGrappling, which got 22,931 views on 20th Feb 2020. Nathalia is also an endorsed player and brand ambassador for many brands and fitness companies. She is a member of Danaher Death Squad (DDS). She now focuses her bodybuilding on the newer generation of the Death Squad, most notably Gordon’s younger brother Nicky Ryan and their teammate Ethan Crelinstein.

Nathalia Santoro Biography

Real Name Nathalia Santoro
Birth Date 27 February, 1998
Age (as of 2024) 25 Years
Birth Place Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Profession Fitness Model, Bodybuilder
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds – 132 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Nathalia Santoro Gordon Ryan's GF



Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Affair Yes
Who is her boyfriend? Gordon Ryan

Personal Life

Nathalia Santoro is in a relationship with Gordon Ryan. Together the couple has completed 8 years in their loving relationship in 2024. They began dating in 2016. She accompanies her boyfriend, Gordon Ryan, to competitions and consistently serves as the uke in Ryan’s DVDs and seminars. Some social media posts claim that they are, in fact, sibling, despite their more physical relationship. Her boyfriend, Gordon Ryan (Instagram username – @gordonlovesjiujitsu), announced publicly:

There are many people and things in my life that the public gives credit to for my success, and they’re usually right, but one person who doesn’t get enough credit is Sonny. She doesn’t ask for credit, she doesn’t complain, and she always puts me first. If we laugh or fight, business is business, and career always comes first.

We provide unwavering support for each other in every conceivable aspect, fully aware of the commitments we’ve made. “I am very lucky to have someone in my personal life” who can help access the board on and off the mats. Thanks for being you, Sonny.

Currently, Nathalia Santoro and her boyfriend, Gordon Ryan, are spending their time on their career. We hope the couple may announce their marriage soon. 

Social Media

Nathalia Santoro is active on social media platforms. She has a verified Instagram account with 52.2K followers. Her Instagram account handle with @notheysonny. As per her Instagram, she collab with different brands like – WAYS2WELL (Instagram username – @ways2well) 𝗙𝗨𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝗞𝗜𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗢𝗦 (Instagram username – @futurekimonos), Toehold (Instagram username – @toe_hold) She often posts her workout videos, diet chats, nudity images, and videos on social media through doing the workout. It is because of this, many of her social media accounts have been banned.

Nathalia Santoro Net Worth

Nathalia Santoro is recognized as a fitness model, bodybuilder, BJJ competitor, and the partner of Gordon Ryan. She has accumulated an estimated net worth of $400,000 as of 2024.


  • Nathalia Santoro has a bodybuilding lifestyle. She started living this lifestyle when she was 21. 
  • Currently, Nathalia resides in Puerto Rico after moving from New Jersey with her boyfriend Gordon, Danaher, and other vital members of the Death Squad.

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