Who Is Social Media Star Sommer Ray?
You may not have heard of her yet, but Sommer Ray is an Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok influencer who’s amassed millions of followers in the past few years. She has grown popular for not only being a model, but also a businesswoman and a fitness guru.
Ray started on social media at around the age of 15, when her older sister’s friend began including her in photoshoots.
“I was doing very mature photos for my age,” she said in an interview with Forbes. “I’ve always been more expressive, in a sexual way.”
Her photos gained traction, and soon Ray was a full-blown Instagram model. However, she wasn’t always popular for it, and dropped out of high school after being bullied and slut-shamed. In response, Ray has taken up a body-positive stance. She encourages girl to be proud of their bodies.
“I want girls to know that I’m for them. I want to show them my personality and show them that I’m not just a dumb bimbo,” she said. “I don’t want to motivate women to look like me — I want them to love themselves the way I do.”
Ray also wants to establish a stronger career than that of a model, and so has launched an app, a bi-monthly subscription box, and a clothing line, alongside working as a fitness trainer with Fitplan. She often uses her Instagram platform as advertisement for her other pursuits, especially her clothing line, which she often models.
“I just want to promote a healthy, natural lifestyle,” Ray said.