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Portuguese-American Beauty, TV Star - Who’s Missing Constance Nunes?

Discover the incredible dual life of Constance Nunes - a stunning model and a skilled mechanic. From garage to studios, she’s breaking stereotypes in style.

Amandeep Coleman
Dec 05, 20234200 Shares85714 Views
Armed with captivating beauty and striking personality, Constance Nuneshas broadened her horizons over the years.
Her journey from modeling to a TV personality has made her a notable figure in the American entertainment industry.
With her alluring presence and a passion for automobilesthat’s as powerful as her on-screen charisma, Constance Nunes has become a multifaceted force to be reckoned with.

Constance Nunes Bio

Constance Nunes was born on November 17, 1989, and her parents are Ernie and Maria Nunes.
She’s of Portuguese descent. Some online sources say that she was born in Portugal and raised in Los Angeles, California. Others mention that she’s born and raised in the suburbs of L.A.
Her father, Ernie Nunes, a mechanic and a race car driver, influenced her a lot. From observing while he’s at work to tinkering to helping him out, that’s how her interest and passion for car repairs started.
Per NTAModels.com, Constance Nunes also harnessed her skills by working at Los Angeles County Raceway (LACR).
LACR, which operated from 1964 to July 2007, was a popular motocross and off-road racing facility located in the city of Palmdale in Southern California.
It hosted various motorsport events, including motocross races, off-road races, and other forms of dirt bike and ATV racing for both professional and amateur riders.
It’s probable that Ernie Nunes joined in one of the races there. That said, it’s not hard to imagine a young Constance Nunes cheering him up from the sidelines.
In 2005, when she’s 16, she bought a car: the iconic 1964.5 Ford Mustang, which she baptized “Babystang,” according to HotCars.com.
This Ford Mustang is referred to as “1964 and a half” or “1964.5” because it’s originally marketed as an early 1965 model but was released in April 1964.
Her Mustang’s original color was Wimbledon White, a classic car color that was popularized by Ford Motor Company in the 1960s.
A 1964.5 Ford Mustang parked diagonally on the middle of a road; Constance Nunes leaning on her Mustang
A 1964.5 Ford Mustang parked diagonally on the middle of a road; Constance Nunes leaning on her Mustang
When she did a photoshoot for Maximin 2018, the staff from this international men’s magazine took the opportunity to ask her some questions.
Regarding her “guiltiest pleasure,” Constance Nunes replied:
I’m totally that person to say [that] I’m busy or working and can’t go out tonight, but really I just want to be at home drinking wine and eating cheat food in a pillow fort I made in my living room.- Constance Nunes
As for her “ideal date,” here’s what she had in mind at that time:
My perfect date would be going to see a drag race or monster truck rally. I like that kind of stuff. Something loud and fun and then follow it up with In-N-Out and beer in the bed of a truck just hanging out.- Constance Nunes
So, who’s the lucky guy who gets to date - and marry! - the talented and hardworking, not to mention gorgeous and curvaceous, Constance Nunes?

Who Is Constance Nunes Husband?

The husband of Constance Nunesis Jared Toller, who is just a year older than her.
They share the same birth month of November, making them both a Scorpio (October 23 to November 21).
In her 2018 Maxim interview, when asked what instance would make her throw attention to a guy, she said:
Pull up in a muscle car or on a dirt bike with questionable tattoos and a Metallica T-shirt on. Done.- Constance Nunes
Well, if only her husband would grant an interview and reveal how he swept her off her feet.
Constance Nunes and Jared Toller exchanged vows on February 19, 2019.
They had a garden wedding held at Newhall Mansion, aka Piru Mansion, an elegant Victorian house in the town of Piru in Ventura County, California.
According to an article (updated as of June 2022) by WomanGettingMarried.com, Newhall Mansion’s facility rental fees from December to February are $14,000 (weekdays) and $16,000 (weekends).
The wedding of Constance Nunes and Jared Toller fell on a weekday (Tuesday).
Interestingly, Constance Nunes wore a black wedding gown. It’s a sheer off-the-shoulder lace gown.
Jared Toller was also dressed in black from head to toe: plain black long sleeve polo, black coat, black pants, and black leather shoes.
Unlike his wife who’s a public figure, Jared Toller is a private citizen.

Constance Nunes Instagram

On Instagram, Constance Nunes (@constance_nunes) has approximately 1.2 million followers.
She describes herself on her profile as someone who’s “just a glam girl wrenching in a ‘boys’ world.” This description ends with a kiss mark emoji followed by a wrench emoji.
She follows more than 3,700 accounts, and here are some of them:
a. Actors
  • Tom Hardy
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Cole Sprouse
b. Actresses
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Jennifer Coolidge
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Eva Mendes
c. Singers
  • Cher
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Billie Eilish
  • Jewel
  • Jessica Simpson
d. Rappers
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Snoop Dogg
e. Bands
  • Green Day
  • ‘90s boy band NSYNC and NSYNC’s Lance Bass
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Simple Plan
f. Comedian & Standup comedians
  • Russell Howard
  • Anthony Jeselnik
  • Matt Rife
g. TV personalities
  • model Heidi Klum
  • entrepreneur Martha Stewart
h. Others
  • Barbie
  • Justin Gaethje (mixed martial artist)
  • National Geographic
  • Planned Parenthood (non-profit organization)
  • R. H. Sin (New York Times best-selling author)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (reality TV show)
  • Vogue Portugal
By the way, when Maxim published in July 2018 its interview with Constance Nunes, her Instagram followers was only close to 100,000.
Being part of the reality TV show Car Masters: Rust to Riches, which premiered on Netflix USA in September 2018, made her a celebrity.
Basic InformationDetails
Full NameConstance M. Nunes
Ageturning 34 in 2023
Height (in feet)5 feet, 7 and a half inches (1.71 meters) tall
Date of BirthNovember 17, 1989
Place of BirthLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
ParentsErnie and Maria Nunes
Civil StatusMarried (since February 2019)
HusbandJared Toller
Childrenno child
Occupationbusinesswoman, mechanic, model, professional driver, restoration specialist, TV personality
Net Worthapproximately $1-2 million
Facebook@constancemnunes (inactive) / 102,000 followers
Instagram@constance_nunes / 1.2 million followers
TikTok@constance_nunes / 30.4 thousand followers

Gotham Garage Constance Nunes

What does Constance Nunes have to do with a place called Gotham Garage?
Gotham Garage is an auto shop located at 41979 Rio Nedo Road, Temecula, California, that offers car makeovers and restorations.
If you’re going to Google it, the website’s snippet (the text under a Google result) says:
The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars and trucks, trading up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.- Gotham Garage
However, don’t be surprised that once you click the link, you won’t be seeing any cars; rather, you’ll see the words “New Merchandise!”
Oh, and there’s a friendly-looking middle-aged guy on the homepage seated on a driver’s seat, with the door wide open.
That’s Mark Towle, a car mechanic and the shop’s owner.
Based on an August 2021 article by InstaGeeked, Gotham Garage has been around for two decades already. It has approximately 546,000 Instagram followers.
From just being an automotive shop, it now has its own clothing and accessories line; hence, the merchandise.
Gotham Garage sells:
  • T-shirts ($25)
  • hoodies ($45)
  • caps ($30)
  • beanies ($25)
  • stickers ($10 for a 3-sticker pack)
The site’s video gallery won’t show you anything where you can see its crew in action. No videos of them busy repairing or restoring cars.
That is, in a real setting.
It instead shows seven clips from Car Masters: Rust to Riches. This Netflix TV series features Mark Towle and his Gotham Garage.
The only female member in that crew is Constance Nunes.
Constance Nunes in a gray tank top and half ponytail scrubbing a car hood in an episode of ‘Car Masters’
Constance Nunes in a gray tank top and half ponytail scrubbing a car hood in an episode of ‘Car Masters’

Constance Nunes TV Show

It could be safe to say that the first TV contract offered to Constance Nunes was to start in a reality TV show.
Netflix conceptualized a series involving car mechanics.
That woman who resembles those models you see on the pages of fashion magazines is a mechanic?
Well, she is. Like father, like daughter,remember? Not only that, she’s also a restoration specialist. Based on her business website, she’s been in these two roles for more than 16 years now.
No wonder, given her capabilities and physical allure, Netflix cast Constance Nunes at Car Masters: Rust to Richesas one of the crew members of Mark Towle’s Gotham Garage.
The whole crew:
  • Mark Towle
  • Constance Nunes
  • Shawn Pilot
  • Michael “Caveman” Pyle
  • Tony Quinones
The Gotham Garage crew, led by Mark Towle, takes old, rusty, and often classic cars and transforms them into unique, custom vehicles that can be worth a significant amount of money.
The premise of the show is to find neglected and decrepit vehicles, sometimes buried in junkyards or left to rust.
Then they bring them back to life in a way that not only restores their original functionality but also enhances their aesthetics and performance.
The crew often infuses these vehicles with:
  • modern technology
  • creative design elements
  • high-end custom features
Car Masters: Rust to Richescombines the excitement of car restoration and customization with the drama and challenges of running a successful garage.
SeasonRelease Date (Netflix USA)
1 (eight episodes)September 14, 2018
2 (eight episodes)March 27, 2020
3 (eight episodes)August 4, 2021
4 (eight episodes)July 27, 2022

Constance Nunes Net Worth

Several sites estimate the net worth of Constance Nunes at somewhere between $1 million and $2 million.
Through the years, she has earned money from various modeling gigs: car show, commercial, and print modeling. She also accepted projects as a swimsuit and lingerie model.
Per Famous Birthdays, her professional modeling career started in October 2008. Los Angeles-based NTA Model Management handles her modeling career.
She appeared on these magazines:
  • Maxim
  • Ultimate Wheel & Tire Guide
  • W&HM (Wheels and Heels Magazine) - several times in the cover
She modeled for these brands:
Adore ApparelJLUXLABEL
Dreamgirl InternationalJockey
Dreams and DressesParasuco Jeans
Feral CosmeticsReebok
Finishing TouchMorro (Brazilian swimwear)
GoJaneTeenyB Bikini Couture
Some of the published photographers who shot Constance Nunes:
  • Mario Barberio, creative director
  • Anthony Evans (“the manuc”), beauty/fashion photographer
  • Trevor Godinho, works published by Elle Canada, Men’s Health Australia, Sports Illustrated, Vogue Italia
  • Pascal André Heimlicher, Swiss portrait and fashion photographer
  • Christian Holzknecht, Austrian photographer
  • James Hickey Studio
  • Jose Luis, beauty & swim photographer
  • Perla Maarek, French fashion photographer
  • Ren Lara, lifestyle and fashion photographer and creative director
  • Gianni Skolnick, fashion photographer
  • Ben Tsui, a commercial fashion and editorial photographer whose works appear in Bazaar and Cosmopolitan
She also modeled for these companies:
AudiMotorola
Jeep WranglerNitto Tire
She did an ad for the role-playing game Kim Kardashian: Hollywoodand a commercial for:
  • Edelbrock AVS2 Carburetor (initial broadcast: 2019)
  • FinTouchBeauty (premiered: 2015)
Speaking of Kim Kardashian, in that commercial for her video game, Constance Nunes said that she’s Kim’s body double (from the neck down).
She made the disclosure to Tanner Fox and Maverick Leonard in 2021 when she guested in their business podcast No Focks Given. They uploaded a 40-second clip of her guesting on their YouTube Channel (@nofocksgivenpodcastclips8600).
Aside from modeling, according to NTAModels.com, Constance Nunes made money from different companies.
She worked either as an aftermarket director or as service personnel in:
AudiBMW
AcuraFord
“Aftermarket” refers to the products, services, and parts that are sold or provided after a vehicle has been sold to the customer.
These brands made partnership deals with her:
Edelbrock USARockstar Performance Garage
Mickey Thompson TiresVP Racing Fuels
Companies in Southern California like CARS ETC. and Charlie’s Corvettes & Classics also availed of her automotive services.
Constance Nunes worked with Mattel (for its Hot Wheels) as well as with other Fortune 500 companies.
Adding to her net worth were earnings from gracing automotive events (e.g., as a host, celebrity/special guest, or judge), such as:
  • Goodguys (an organization that hosts a series of automotive events and car shows throughout the U.S.)
  • Motorama (showcases a wide array of automobiles, from classic and vintage cars to the latest models and concept vehicles)
  • SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show
  • Wekfest (modified and customized cars exhibition)
She has been participating in SEMA Shows for nine years already.
As a professional driver (i.e., a race car driver), Constance Nunes already raced in:
  • Targa Trophy (designed for automotive enthusiasts and owners of high-performance and exotic cars)
  • The Gumball 3000 Rally (features a route that spans several countries)
Of course, as a TV personality, another source of income was her reality show, which reached four seasons.
She owns an automotive customization shop called CARS By Constance in Murrieta, California.
The net worth of Constance Nunes is based on her various profit-making activities and endeavors.
Constance Nunes in black long sleeve shirt and pants examining a worn-out rear seat in her ‘CARS Constance’ shop
Constance Nunes in black long sleeve shirt and pants examining a worn-out rear seat in her ‘CARS Constance’ shop

Constance Nunes - People Also Ask

What Is Constance Nunes Doing Now?

As of this writing, the latest Instagram post (October 17, 2023) of Constance Nunes is about the upcoming SEMA Show, which will take place from October 31 to November 3, 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The SEMA Show is an annual trade show and automotive event that focuses on the aftermarket automotive industry.
Constance Nunes and her Babystang will be at booth number 23877, the booth of Classic Industries, a California-based automotive restoration parts company.
On October 31 (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) and November 2 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.), she’ll be signing posters.
Constance Nunes is not related to Chris Nunes. They only happen to share the same family name.
Based on his Instagram profile, Chris Nunes (chris2nunes) has been a professional racing driversince 2016.
A national champion, Nunes hails from Alpine, California, and likewise works as a professional coach. He’s currently the coach for Mazda’s race team.
Gamology, a popular gaming YouTube channel (1.94 million subscribers), once asked him to react to a racing simulator.
The video, uploaded on February 23, 2022 and with the hashtag “ExpertsReact,” already gained more than 212,000 views.

Is There A Season 5 Of ‘Car Masters: Rust To Riches?’

Car Masters: Rust to Richeswill have a Season 5, according to What’s on Netflix.
In July 2023, via the Instagram account of Gotham Garage, Mark Towle said that Season 5 will be “coming out really, really soon.”
WhenNetflix.com, a site known for making false release dates of TV shows, announced that Season 5 would premier on Netflix on July 24, 2024. HotCars.com picked it up and reported about it on its site, albeit without making further verification.
What’s confirmed is that Car Masterswill have Season 5. However, as of this writing, no date has been formally announced yet.

Final Thoughts

At first, it may be hard to believe that the gorgeous model Constance Nunes is also a certified mechanic and restoration specialist.
How many female car mechanics can you come across in a lifetime?
Also, how many of them possess physical attributes that would warrant a modeling contract?
Constance Nunes is a true embodiment of the modern, empowered woman who fearlessly embraces her passions and inspires others to do the same.
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