Many people know SOmmer Ray as Queen Balfi. That is her YouTube moniker. Sommer is famous for her curvaceous body and fitness Instagram posts. She is an American bikini athlete, model, and internet personality from Colorado. Sommer won several bodybuilding and fitness competitions. She has a massive online fan presence. So, how much is Sommer Ray net worth?
The fitness model regularly posts content on her social media account. She posts about fitness, bodybuilding, and life in general. As of June 2020, Sommer Ray net worth is more than $8 million.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in Colorado, Sommer started her fitness journey when she was 15 years old. Her father coached her on everything bodybuilding related. Sommer had the opportunity to work at home since the beginnings. She started with weight-lifting sessions in the gym. And in only a year, she prepared her body for a bikini athlete model.
Ray found inspiration in her father. She says he is her idol and inspired her to work. Working under the basement of her house, Sommer completed her entire yearbook for a bikini model in just one year. That is an enormous achievement.
After she won a couple of competitions and found peace in her body, Ray started her social media career. In the beginning, Sommer posted pictures and videos of herself while working out. That helped her gather a lot of fans. In just a short time, Ray had more than 15 million followers. Nowadays, she has more than 25 million followers.
But her most successful video is twerking. Since the initial twerk video, Sommer posted twerking videos in the kitchen, bathroom, and other rooms.
In 2016, Sports Illustrated named her “The Lovely Lady of the Day”. After that, Ray shifted her focus towards bikini modeling. The bodybuilding athlete completely changed diet, workout routine, and lifestyle. As a result, she put more focus on her lower body workout.
And after a few months, Sommer had the perfect bikini body. She sculpted it to perfection, thanks to changes in diet and routine. As a result, swimwear companies wanted to work with her. They approached Ray and asked her to model for their campaigns.
She opened her YouTube channel where she posts her longer video content. So far, Sommer modeled for Myokore, a company for bungee accessories.
Ray is a member of the Clout Gang, a group of popular YouTube members. She also appeared in Wild N Out, an MTV sketch comedy series.
With such a successful career, Sommer Ray net worth is $8 million as of 2020. And she is only going up from here.
Income and Earnings
Sommer is one of the most famous Instagram models. She has more than 25 million followers. And she amassed them in no time. Ray also has close to 2 million subscribers. Regularly, she gets more than 400,000 views on her videos. In total, she amassed more than 60 million views.
The majority of her earnings come from paid posts on her Instagram account. But she also earns from advertisements on YouTube.
One of the main reasons marketing companies love working with her is her look. She prides herself on staying all-natural. Sommer didn’t undergo any plastic surgery. She looks great thanks to a healthy diet, hard workout routine, and good genes.
Sommer also has a short-acting career. She appeared in an episode of the TV series Nuclear Family in 2016. In 2018, she appeared in King Bachelor’s Pad.
When Sommer started her career, she said her goal is to land a $200 promo deal. Nowadays, she earns hundreds of thousands for a single brand post. She also launched her own clothing line and a fitness app called Evolve fitness.
Awards and Achievements
Ray is one of the most famous and successful bikini athlete models. She won the 2015 NPC Colorado State Championship in Bikini Class D and Bikini Teen categories. The same year, Sommer claimed the 16th spot at the NPC USA Championship.
In 2016, Sports Illustrated named her “The Love Lady of the Day”. That was after her pictures went viral and broke the internet.
Thanks to popularity on social media, Sommer is always in the limelight. She regularly posts content. Some of her pictures are quite provocative.
In February 2020, TMZ posted a slew of grainy photos showing Sommer kissing Machine Gun Kelly. Then the two appeared at a concert together.
Machine Gun Kelly also fueled the romance rumors by posting photos from the Bahamas. In the photos, the two sat together.
Ray and Kelly met in 2017 when they appeared on MTV’s Wild’N Out. But their relationship lasted only a few months.
Now, she is in a relationship with a TikTok star. Fellow influencer Tayler Holder captioned a TikTok video of the two sending snaps. They started their relationship in May 2020.
In the past, Sommer had a relationship with a fellow Clout Gang member, RiceGum. She also dated actor Max Ehrich in 2017.