Rachel De Barros is one of several women who are breaking down the stereotype in the auto industry. A few decades ago, some jobs were reserved for only men and it was almost unthinkable to see women in such industries. Like the auto industry, where most people thought jobs that involved engines and repair of cars were things that only men could do, and a world where women actively worked as mechanics was impossible.
As someone who has found her passion in assembling and disassembling car engines, Rachel has grown to become the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Producer for Gearhead Diva, a Do It Yourself car building community. Her company has also made inroads into television with shows like All Girls Garage. These roles have made Rachel a successful woman and a celebrity in America with large followers on various social media platforms.
Rachel De Barros’ Background Details
Rachel De Barros developed a strong passion for cars at a very young age. Consequently, her love for her craft and equally, her impeccable erudition of automotive has gotten her where she is today. She was born in Washington DC on the 4th of August 1978 to Brazilian parents, whose identities are unknown but are believed to have come from Feliz Natal in Brazil. She was raised alongside her sister, whose identity is unknown, like her parents.
Rachel went on to earn a degree in Marketing from Ohio University. If you are wondering how a marketing graduate came to be a talented auto mechanic, it is a result of an undying passion that Rachel had acquired from her uncle when she was a child. Her uncle, at the time, owned an auto body shop, one Rachel spent a lot of time in. It was a desire for understanding how things worked which she picked up from her father, an electrician, that birthed a passion for cars in her.
She subsequently enrolled at the Philadelphia Automotive Training School where she improved her technical knowledge of automobiles by taking the Automotive Training & Repair Program. At the completion of the program, Rachel De Barros was armed with the skillset of an experienced marketer and the knowledge and experience for repairing cars. Part of her experience also included repairing her fellow students’ cars while she was in college as a means of making money.
If you are not yet impressed by her, Rachel De Barros is also a qualified pilot, having learned how to fly planes as a young woman in her 20s.
Her Time on All Girls Garage
After graduating from college, Rachel didn’t rush into opening her own auto shop. Instead, she chose to make use of her degree by operating a boutique design and marketing company, Purple Star Media, which she launched in May 2006. A branch of the media company includes her popular YouTube vlogging channel named Gearhead Diva, through which she has built a Do It Yourself automotive community. Therein, she uses her video content to educate car lovers on basic electrical and technical procedures involved in automobile refurbishment.
She works as the executive producer, chief marketing officer and host of Gearhead Diva. Through her works on the YouTube channel, Rachel De Barros was scouted by MotorTrend as a replacement for Jessi Comb who served as the co-host of the automotive show, All Girls Garage from 2012 to 2014. She then joined the reality TV series that aired its first episode on Velocity network on the 3rd of March 2012 at the beginning of the fifth season in August 2015. She co-hosted the show alongside Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner, a BMW certified mechanic and Cristy Lee, an overall car enthusiast and motorcycle racer who also works as a mechanic on MotorTrend’s Garage Squad.
This team of car enthusiasts worked together in making the reality show a commercial success, by educating their audience on new techniques for fixing specific automotive problems ranging from rebuilding an engine to bodywork and paint, as well as installation of bolt-on products and wiring electronics. They hosted the show from 2015 to April 2019, when Rachel De Barros left the show and was replaced by the founder of Pistons & Pixie Dust auto shop – Faye Hadley. All Girls Garage has remained on air for more than seven seasons now.
What Is She Doing Now?
After publicizing her departure from All Girls Garage on social media platforms in April 2019, Rachel De Barros thanked her fans for their unwavering support. She then hinted that she left to pursue other opportunities and would be featuring on a new project in the near future. Since she left the show, she has been working on her own project, posting engaging practical tips on her vlogging channel.
Additionally, through live streams and transportive 360 videos, Rachel often brings her DIY enthusiast fans into action, having founded a maker/STEM entertainment brand called Wonder Spawn, which focuses on lifestyle programming through interactive narratives and live streams. She also works as a contributor to diverse automotive forums, shows, online publications and community events.
How Much Has She Earned From Her Endeavors?
The auto-repair industry itself might not be the most lucrative industry but combined with her entrepreneurial efforts like her marketing company, Purple Star Media and Gearhead Diva, Rachael De Barros has been able to accrue a significant net worth estimated between $1.5 million to $3 million.
As a notable name in the auto industry, Rachel has also had the opportunity of earning additional income as a spokesperson for various auto-related products. She is associated with SEMA Young Executives Network and equally SEMA Businesswomen’s Network. As a result, she was among the participants of the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women – a high profile car build that displayed highly skilled women working in the auto industry.
Through her diverse works in the industry, Rachel has earned a fortune and has equally been an inspiration to young people, as she encourages them to make use of the common tools in their garage to achieve their desired goals.
Who is Rachel Dating Or Married To?
When it comes to love or relationships, Rachel De Barros only seems to be interested in her cars and auto tools. The celebrity car engineer has never been married and a quick look through her social media pages doesn’t reveal the presence of a boyfriend for the television host either.
Rachel De Barros might very well simply be keeping her personal relationship private away from the media, but at the moment, Rachel De Barros is believed to be single.
A Look At The Stunning Body Measurements of The TV Personality
Not only is Rachel De Barros breaking the stereotype about women in the auto industry, but she is also doing so while being absolutely gorgeous. The auto shop owner and marketer stands at a height of 5 feet and 2 inches. She can often be spotted with dark brown hair and dark eyes and a lovely big smile.
Detail of her body weight is still unknown, while her waist, bust, and hip measurements are given as 32, 23, and 32 inches respectively.