Who is Sommer Ray? The fitness model is blowing up on social media

Sommer Ray is a fitness model with a massive social media following. 

She currently has 25.9 million Instagram followers and 10.3 million TikTok followers. Ray largely posts fitness videos and shares advice on how to look your best naturally, as she is pretty outspoken about being against plastic surgery. 

Who is Sommer Ray? 

Ray was born on Sept. 15, 1996, and is 24 years old. She hails from Colorado.

In 2013, she started posting videos on Vine where she sang and danced with her mother Shannon Ray, who is also a fitness Instagram star. Her big sister is Savana Ray, a photographer and cosplayer. 

Ray said she just wanted to be like her big sister

In 2018, Ray told Forbes she started modeling to emulate her older sister.

“She had a friend, who was a photographer, who would come over and do photoshoots with her,” Ray told Forbes. “She started shooting me when I was 15. I was doing very mature photos for my age. I’ve always been more expressive, in a sexual way. But that doesn’t mean that I’m like that as a person,” she said.

It was her mature photos that led her to get bullied 

Ray dropped out of high school when she was 15 after severe bullying.

I was slut-shamed in a way — everyone from my hometown judged me,” she told Cosmopolitan. “They didn’t understand when I posted pictures of my a** on Instagram, it was because I’d worked hard for it. It’s not a sexualized thing.”

Ray doesn’t support plastic surgery

The model became a competitive bodybuilder when she was 16 and a Fitplan trainer. While aesthetics are important to her, she believes in achieving them through fitness.

“I just want to promote a healthy, natural lifestyle, Ray told Forbes. “I’m really against plastic surgery and all that stuff.”

Her point-of-view may have developed when she was a teenage bodybuilder and saw how its beauty standards could encourage harmful behavior. 

“It’s a whole different world where many girls are on steroids and I didn’t want to do that to my body,” she told Cosmopolitan. 

She doesn’t Photoshop her Instagram pictures 

The model has a pretty strict policy on what she allows herself to post to keep things authentic.

“If there’s something not permanent on my face like a zit, I’ll smooth it,” she told Cosmopolitan. “If I take a photo at a bad angle, I just won’t post it. I don’t Photoshop my body because it would feel like a false advertisement.”

Ray dropped some pretty spicy news about Machine Gun Kelly

In the summer of 2020, Ray was romantically linked to TikTok star Tayler Holder. But after a few months, it was revealed he cheated on her, possibly with the influencer Charly Jordon. 

Ray hasn’t exactly been lucky with men. Before Holder, she dated Colson Baker, a.k.a., the rapper Machine Gun Kelly, in March 2020. 

“I dated Colson, never had sex with him… I make you wait at least three months because I have to make sure that you’re someone good to me,” Ray said said on Logan Paul’s podcast Impaulsive.

She added that “Colson just never passed the test.” Before the trial period, Ray said that the 30-year-old was not faithful. 

“I don’t really feel bad saying that because he did kind of cheat on me with Megan Fox,” she revealed

Ray said that she was visiting Puerto Rico while Colson and Fox were there filming Midnight in the Switchgrass. She had no idea anything was going on at the time, but Ray admitted if she were in Colson’s shoes she would have done the same. 

“I’m like, dude, I’d probably do the same thing, like I’d cheat on Colson with Megan Fox if it was the other way around,” she told Paul. 

But her breakup with Colson at the time was not pretty. She claimed he lied about her dumping him on her birthday during an April 2020 Twitter spat. 

“I got death threats for weeks and weeks after that from his cult following,” she told Paul. “That’s not what it was at all, he just wanted to break up with me because he was dating Megan.”

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