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Tragedy as Brazilian social media influencer and bodybuilder Alana Paiva dies aged 21 after motorbike crash in Rio de Janeiro

  • A Brazilian bodybuilder has died after a hit and run crash in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Alana Paiva, 21, was on the back of her boyfriend’s motorbike when she was hit
  • Ms Paiva’s boyfriend Uilblim, 43, also died in the crash according to reports 

By Zac Campbell

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A Brazilian bodybuilder has died after a horrendous hit and run crash while she was on the back of her boyfriend’s motorbike. 

Alana Paiva, 21, died from injuries she sustained in the collision, which occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in hospital, after a minibus driver allegedly smashed into the couple and failed to stop. 

Local reports claim that Ms Paiva was on the back of her boyfriend’s bike at the time of the crash, which was said to have occurred on October 12.

She was taken to hospital and put in an induced coma before she reportedly passed away ten days later.

Alana Paiva, 21 (pictured) died from injuries she sustained in the collision, which occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Local reports claim that Ms Paiva was on the back of her boyfriend’s bike at the time of the crash, which was said to have occurred on October 12

Ms Paiva’s boyfriend Uilblim, 43, (pictured) is also said to have died just hours after the horror crash in hospital. He is survived by an eight-year-old daughter.

The minibus allegedly made an illegal turn at a junction, smashing into the pair head-on, causing the handlebars of the bike to come off.

Ms Paiva’s boyfriend Uilblim, 43, was apparently lucid and able to talk to emergency services after the bus driver reportedly fled the scene.

Tragically, he is also said to have died just hours after the horror crash in hospital. He is survived by an eight-year-old daughter.

Ms Paiva, who had more than 5,000 followers on Instagram and over 2,500 followers on TikTok, used the platforms to post about her bodybuilding journey.

In one of her social media posts, she described bodybuilding as a ‘wonderful sport, which is not just about winning, but about maintaining discipline every day to surpass yourself each time you step on the stage’.

She began bodybuilding aged just 13 because she said she was unhappy with her ‘skinny body’. 

Her exploits in the sport saw her earn three podium finishes at the Muscle Contest in Rio de Janeiro in March 2023. 

Police are currently investigating the incident.