Some find fame in social media and then lose it there. Others find and use it as a stepping stone into the world of entertainment or other ventures. Pia Muehlenbeck, who is a social media sensation, used her fame for a successful entrepreneurial career. Today she runs a social media empire together with her husband Kane Vato, among others. How did she achieve all this? Everything you need to know about the famous star can be found below.
Pia Muehlenbeck Bio
Pia Mühlenbeck was born on November 5, 1991, in Reutlingen, Germany. However, she grew up in Queensland, Australia, and lived outdoors with her sister Tara.
For her education, she attended Aquinas College. There she was a member of the school’s debating team and was able to speak so well in public that she won the school’s public speaking competition in 2006 and 2007.
She received the DUX Collegiate Scholarship from Bond University, whereupon she began law studies at Bond University. After spending some time there, she moved to Sydney where she obtained a Bachelor of Law. During her time there Pia Muehlenbeck also worked as a model and actress. She has also worked as a media representative for Channel 9 News.
At the time, she was looking for a creative outlet, so she set up the blog SLINKII. She used the platform to share her fitness routine, recipes, and things she found interesting. However, the blog was not well received. One day she started researching yoga mats and then discovered that the material used to make the mat, PVC, was harmful to the environment, so she had to think of something more environmentally friendly since yogis are environmentally friendly too.
Pia and Kane decided to have yoga mats made from natural fibers. The duo spent all their savings on this project. With only 300 to 400 Instagram followers at the time, they took pictures of the mat and shared them on the platform. They began selling almost immediately, and their Instagram account grew rapidly. At that time, Pia quit her job as a lawyer and Kane quit his job as a creative director.
Today, in addition to the Instagram account, which has attracted more than 2 million followers, they also have a YouTube channel, Kane and Pia, which they launched in 2014. The channel has attracted nearly 400,000 subscribers.
Their company, SLINKII, works with Kane to produce environmentally friendly branded products such as yoga tights and mats, swimwear, and more.
Does She Have a Husband or Boyfriend?
Through her success story, her former boyfriend and current husband, Kane Vato, has remained a person who has contributed immensely. Pia was still studying law when she met Kane. He was the one who started her blog for her.
After staying as lovers and business partners for a long time, they got engaged in 2018, and in December they got married in Byron.
What many people find very fascinating about the couple is the fact that instead of the traditional method of Pia taking the family name of Kane as a wife, he took the family name of Kane and is now known as “Kane Vato Muehlenbeck”.
For everyone who follows her on social media, Pia Muehlenbeck lives a luxurious life, but it is also to the same extent or even more than she works. Her actual net worth is not known, but there are some sources that put her in the $500,000 range.
She made her fortune together with her husband from her company SLINKII as well as from other commitments and income from her social media empire.
Other Interesting Facts about Pia Muehlenbeck
- She grew up in Germany until she was eight years old and then her family moved to Australia. Thanks to this, she now speaks both English and German fluently.
- Pia Muehlenbeck was contacted more than a few times by Playboy, but she decided not to pose for Playboy because this would steer her career in a direction she did not want.
- When they started their business, Pia and Kane lived in a one-room apartment.
- Before that, the entrepreneur posed topless for a men’s magazine in Denmark. In these pictures, however, she looks very different from what she is today.
- Although she is more popular as a social media influencer and as an entrepreneur, she has also described herself as a model and actress.