Ever since she was raised in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, Larissa Reis has focused on working hard, being loyal, and having inner strength. Her parents helped instill these values in her, and they stayed with her through college, where she graduated with a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management. Later with very little English and money, she moved to America. There, she worked her way up, becoming the first woman from her country to win an American figure professional show.
As an IFBB athlete, Reis has experienced a variety of different cultures, and has made it her mission to spread the values of love and world peace. In her career, Ms. Reis has worked as a professional athlete, personal trainer and nutritionist. She has become well known, and has been featured on the covers of popular magazines, like Iron Man Magazine and Muscular Development. Now, she lives in Las Vegas, where she opened her own restaurant franchise, called Protein House. This eatery has been shown on the Food Network channel, on the show Mystery Diners.
Through hard work and perseverance, Reis found success in the United States. She has not forgotten her roots, and instead wants to show others how they can succeed as well.
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