Some find fame on social media and then lose it there. Others find and use it as a stepping stone into the world of entertainment or some other ventures. For Pia Muehlenbeck, who is a social media sensation, she made use of her fame to grow a successful entrepreneurial career. She now runs a social media empire together with her husband Kane Vato, among other businesses. How did she achieve all these? Find all you need to know about the famed star below.
Pia Muehlenbeck Bio
On 5 November 1991, Pia Muehlenbeck was born in Reutlingen, Germany. However, she grew up in Queensland Australia, living an outdoor lifestyle alongside her sister, Tara.
For her education, she went to Aquinas College. While there, she was a member of the school’s debate team and was so good at public speaking that she won the public speaking competition of the school in 2006 and 2007.
She got the Bond University DUX Collegiate Scholarship, after which she began studying law at Bond University. After spending some time there, she moved to Sydney where she obtained a Bachelor of Law degree. While there, Pia Muehlenbeck also worked as a model and actress. Also, she worked as a media person with Channel 9 News.
At the time, she was in need of a creative outlet and so she set up a blog, SLINKII. She used the platform to share her fitness routine, recipes, and things she found interesting. However, the blog did not do well. One day, she got into researching on yoga mats and then she discovered that the materials used in making the mat, PVC, was harmful to the environment, thus the need to come up with something more eco-friendly since yogis are also eco-friendly.
Pia and Kane decided on having yoga mats manufactured from natural fibers. The duo spent all their savings on the venture. With only between 300 to 400 Instagram followers at the time, she snapped pictures of the mat and shared them on the platform. They started making sales almost immediately and her Instagram account also grew rapidly. It was at this point that Pia quit her job as a lawyer and Kane quit his, as a creative director.
Today, apart from the Instagram account that has amassed more than 2 million followers, the pair also have a YouTube channel, Kane and Pia which they started in 2014. The channel has grown close to 400,000 subscribers.
Her company with Kane, SLINKII is into the manufacturing of eco-friendly branded items such as yoga tights and mats, swimwear, and much more.
Does She Have a Husband or Boyfriend?
Through her success story, one person that has remained and contributed immensely is her former boyfriend and now husband, Kane Vato. Pia was still studying Law when she met Kane. He was the one who began her blog for her.
Having remained for a long time as lovers and business partners, they got engaged in 2018 and in December, they got married in Byron.
The thing that many people find very fascinating about the couple is that instead of the traditional method in which Pia as the wife would take Kane’s surname, he took on her’s and is now referred to as ‘Kane Vato Muehlenbeck’.
For anyone following her on social media, Pia Muehlenbeck lives a luxurious life, but it is also in the same measure or even more than she works. Her actual net worth is not known, but there are some sources that have placed her in the range of $500,000.
She made her fortune together with her husband from their company SLINKII as well as other engagements ad earnings from their social media empire.
Other Interesting Facts about Pia Muehlenbeck
She grew up in Germany until she was eight and then her family moved to Australia. It is thanks to this that she now speaks both English and German fluently.
Pia Muehlenbeck has been contacted by Playboy more than a couple of times but she chose not to pose for it because it would steer her career in a direction she doesn’t want.
When they began their business, Pia and Kane were living in a one bedroom apartment.
Previously, the entrepreneur posed topless for a men’s magazine in Denmark. In those pictures, however, there is a great difference in looks from who she is today.
While she is more popular as a social media influencer and an entrepreneur, she has also described herself as a model and actress.