Renowned as Brazilian Hulk, Romario Dos Santos Alves, age 29, is a bodybuilder and MMA fighter who is popular for creating controversy at the age of 25 by injecting mixed drink of oil, painkillers, and liquor to swell up his biceps – with shocking outcomes. His net worth values around thousands of dollars, as of 2019.
Romario Dos Santos Alves was born in Iraquara, Bahia, Brazil in 1990 (via Dailymail). He is Indian by ethnicity and currently living in Caldas Novas, Goias, Brazil with his family.
MMA fighter seems to be low key and has yet to reveal his personal life information in the public.
Brazilian bodybuilder came into limelight due to his extra large body size. He wanted to look like the Incredible Hulk so he started injecting the mixture of mineral oil, painkillers, and alcohol which ballooned his biceps up to 25 inches.
He went through almost a year shooting up with the lethal drug – known as synthol – two times every week until he was very nearly having his arms disabled.
The filler infusions additionally meddled with his mind as Romario wished to suicide when his partner was a half year pregnant.
During his interview with Barcroft media, he said:
“I remember the doctor told me that they would need to amputate both arms — they said everything in there, all my muscles, were rock. I want other people to see the dangers, I could have died all because I wanted bigger muscles. It’s just not worth it.”
Romario lost his occupation and nearly lost his marriage when spouse Marisangela Marinho said she would leave in the event that he kept on using synthol.
His biceps swollen to incredible 25 inches and was outcasted by the public, similarly, his mental condition also deteriorated.
Due to the poisons in the oil he used to inject, it almost caused him kidney failure. The doctor advised him to amputate both of his arms or cut off his muscles in the arms to cure his problem.
Finally, doctors came into the conclusion, he doesn’t have to amputate his arms rather the rock synthol can be removed through operation.
After going through a lot due to the obsession with muscular physics like the Incredible Hulk, he still says,
“I regret it a lot – my ambition is still to become a bodybuilder but I’ve got a long way to go. I know I will achieve it though.”
Lastly, the health of Romario improved and started to think straight and started his career.
Brazilian bodybuilder is married to Marisangela Marinho, as to when they married, it is not revealed. The couple gave birth to a son, Asaffe.
In an interview, Romario mentioned, during his hardest part of his life, she always supported him regardless of whatever he did. And now, he often posts pictures of his wife in social media whenever he gets the chance.
The couple has not revealed much information about their relationship.
Romario’s net worth is expected to be around $150 thousand at present, similar to Canadian actress Nancy Dolman. As a bodybuilder and MMA fighter, he earns a decent amount of about 100k per annum.
Before Romario got in the limelight, he worked as a security guard and was earning average to hold the family’s expenditure. He has upgraded his net worth in a short time.
After the injury, the Brazilian bodybuilder started to work as a gym instructor and recently, he issued the challenge to Iranian Hulk, Sajad Gharibi and said to have a showdown before 2020.
Going through his Instagram profile, we can assume that he is living lavish life not far as compared to famous celebrities.
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