If you, like billions of people around the globe, are an Instagram lurker, chances are you have seen or heard of Anllela Sagra. She is a fitness model with several million followers. In many ways, her journey to stardom is the epitome of the saying ‘when one door closes, another opens.’
Thanks to her popularity and finger on fitness culture, knowing everything there is to know about Anllela Sagra is just one of a growing list of casual knowledge useful for conversations at a party or when making friends in the gym. We compiled ten tidbits to aid your next Fitness Planet conversation.
1. Anllela Sagra is a 90s Kid
It is the greatest generation, and Anllela Sagra is part of it. She was born on the 6th of October 1993 in Colombia. Like many 90s children, she started on the conventional path, before the wave of creativity and ingenuity swept her to become the Instagram star we know today.
As for her family, other than the existence of a sister, Laura Sagra, there is not much to learn. One thing that does seem mighty likely though – they are proud of their daughter’s internet fame.
2. She Started Modelling in College
Back when she was a child before she learned about selfies and the internet became extremely accessible, Anllela Sagra harbored aspirations of becoming a model. She also loved fashion, so she hoped to become a fashion designer too.
However, Anllela Sagra didn’t just hope; she set herself after the dream. After completing high school, she enrolled at the University of Colombia to study fashion design. Lucky enough to be blessed with the body of a model, Anllela also did a bit of fashion modeling on the weekends in Colombia. That is, until a chance meeting with a fitness trainer changed her life.
3. Anllela Sagra Gave Up Fashion Modelling to Become a Fitness Trainer
As a model, Sagra maintained a thin waif-like frame, which is the standard requirement for modeling. But that belief and philosophy changed for Anllela after she met a yet to be named personal trainer. After gaining a fresh perspective about the workings of the human body, Sagra’s gym routines took a different turn.
She began new training regimes, and her body became increasingly muscled. Many in her close circle advised her to refrain from the new routines as her muscled body would derail her modeling career. She, however, stuck to her guns, a decision that has now infinitely paid off.
4. Sagra Finished Third in Her Fitness Competition
Anllela was just one year and a half into her fitness journey life when she signed up for her first fitness bikini competition. She joined the competition to get a professional insight into her progress as a fitness model and discovered she was further along than she thought.
Although Sagra did not win, she finished third in the contest. The result, combined with the comments from professional judges and big-name observers from the fitness industry, convinced her to pursue a career as a fitness model. Giving up her budding career as a fashion model for the uncharted waters of fitness modeling was not an easy decision. Regardless, it was one she made with a strong belief in her potential.
5. Anllela Sagra is the First Colombian Fitness Model
It was a brave decision to give up fashion modeling for fitness modeling. But one that has now yielded massive results for Sagra. She is officially the first Colombian fitness model, after committing to the profession full time.
Not only that, because she has documented her journey in the business on social media, Instagram to be exact, she has also amassed millions of followers, many of whom are following in her footsteps. She has over 11.7 million followers on Instagram and an additional 27.3 thousand followers on Twitter.
One of those following in her steps is her sister, Laura Sagra, who is also a popular fitness model with more than 875,000 followers.
6. She is a YouTuber Too
As far as Instagram and Twitter are concerned, Anllela Sagra has a significant presence, but her footprint on social media is not limited to posing for Instagram pictures and funny tweets. She is also a YouTube vlogger. She uploaded her first video in 2015 and has uploaded plenty more since.
Sagra’s channel, AnllelaSagra, has more than 375,000 subscribers. Her video content includes vlogs, where she shares her day and life with her viewers. More dominant on her channel, are workout videos where she teaches fans how to do various routines. So far, her videos have been viewed more than 27 million times.
7. Anllela Sagra Has a Lower-Body Focused Workout Routine
Anllela is well versed in the art of fitness training to different programs according to the goal of each person. For herself, however, she engages in full-body workouts but with greater attention to her lower body. To work on her glutes, she uses exercises like squats, deadlifts, weighted kickbacks, and hip thrusts.
As for the rest, she uses lighter weight on her upper body, with exercises like bicep curls, shoulder press, pull-ups, and pushups. One of the defining looks of Anllela’s body is her toned and well-defined midsection. To achieve it, she performs exercises like hanging leg raises and crunches.
8. Anllela Sagra Has a Max Body Weight of 61.2 kg
Depending on whether she is preparing for a competition or focusing on another part of her body, Anllela Sagra has a varying body weight. However, she does have a maximum bodyweight of 61.2 kg to maintain her athletic figure.
Along with her workout routines, she achieves her athletic body with a diet plan. Her plan includes four meals a day, regularly eating protein-based meals like egg whites, chicken, and veggies. Also, zero carbs on Mondays, and cheat meals four times a month. Her cheat meals include a burger, fries, cheesecake, and peanuts.
Other noteworthy body stats include a height of 5 feet 9 inches, and a bust, waist and hip sizes of 34”, 24” and 33” inches respectively.
9. She Has a Net Worth of $1 Million
Years of being the leading fitness model in her country, and partnership with brands like 1Up Nutrition, the health supplement company, has helped Anllela to a personal net worth of $1 million, according to Fitnessvolt. There are, however, outlets reporting her wealth to be as high as $3 million.
Whatever it is, there is no denying that the fitness model has been making bank for years now. Thanks to her 11.7 million followers, she makes an estimated $37,000 per sponsorship post on the platform. On YouTube, her channel earns her an estimated $2.8 thousand per month, and up to $33,000 a year.
Aside from brand partnerships and social media revenue, she also has a website, anllelasagra.net, where she sells workout programs and diet plans. She also has dedicated apps on the Apple and Play Store
10. Anllela Sagra is Dating a Fellow Fitness Junkie
They say that opposites attract, but that does not seem to be the case with Anllela Sagra. She is in a relationship with a likeminded person. His name is Tomas Echavarria. He is a fellow bodybuilder and fitness buff. They reportedly started dating in 2015.
Echavarria is supportive of his lady’s career as he regularly appears in her workout videos. On her part, Sagra regularly gushes about her man on Instagram. For instance, on the 7th of October 2018, she thanked him for making her birthday special. There are rumors that the couple may be engaged…