NAME: Renan Braga 

AGE: 27 

CURRENT POSITION: Project manager in the Brazilian Navy 

WHERE IS YOUR HOME TEAM: I am a legit "Carioca", born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

WHO DO YOU PLAY FOR NOW: I've always lived in Rio de Janeiro, but I would go anywhere depending on the opportunity. 


WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN: I strive to be successful in my professional field, as well as family life and spiritual growth.
I never had any intentions to become a model, but all my friends and family have always encouraged me to get a professional photo-shoot done and to send the images out to modelling agencies. Gradually I have gained courage to do it, but I'm still very shy in front of the camera LOL.

WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE IT: I always give my best in everything I do. If I have to do something I might as well have it done well. I am very keen to do everything that is related to achieving my dreams. With the possibility of becoming a model in the future, I'm letting it happen now as it is supposed to. I have a great friend Gabriel Felix, who’s a photographer, and he has been helping me out with some modelling tips. 


LIST 1 OR 2 ‘GOLD MEDAL’ MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE: My greatest moments are my recent trips to California and Hawaii. I grew up surfing and catching great waves in RJ, and also travelling to various surfing destinations, as it is something I love to do! I made good friends and established contacts with different people; overall I had a great experience on both of those trips.
As a good surfer, I've always dreamt of going to Hawaii, but I also have another few destinations on my dream-trip list!

WHO ARE YOUR CHAMPIONS: I have no specific idols. But I admire many great men and women from various backgrounds. I always follow their success stories. 


IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT MAKES AN EVERYDAY CHAMPION: Champions certainly tend to start their days early, and go after their dreams. They work hard, aim to be the best in what they do and always follow their passions.

WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO: I have no motto, but I have principles that guide me in life, those that come from God. And I believe that He is always with me, helping me to grow and reach my greatest potential. 



Images courtesy of Gabriel Felix Photography