When watching the Netflix reality series Car Masters: Rust to Riches, one can almost immediately notice the only female mechanic on the show, Constance Nunes. The rose among the thorns is a model and product specialist for various automotive brands. As of 2022, Constance Nunes has a net worth of $1 million.
Constance was born on November 17, 1989. She is from Los Angeles, California, but her family is of Portuguese origins. Her father, Ernie, is a mechanic and a race car driver who introduced her to cars at an early age.
As a child, she used to assist her old man in his garage. The California native also went to a lot of her father’s races and consequently ignited her own passion for cars.
At 16 years old, Nunes got her first car, a 1964 Ford Mustang she nicknamed “Babystang.” It became her personal project, in which she has invested a significant amount of time and money to personalize to her tastes. She continues to drive the old Mustang to this day.
Despite some speculation, she is a real mechanic who started out working in her dad’s shop. Then, while attending one of Ernie Nunes’ races, she was discovered by a talent scout who hired her to be a model.
As a model, she appeared in a number of car events for brands such as Jockey, Wrangler, JLUX LABEL, and Feral Cosmetics. Later on, she was featured in several commercials, including one that played in the Superbowl.
She was also a stuntwoman for the movies Dodgeball and Bring It On. All this time, Constance kept her love for tinkering with cars and worked as an aftermarket director for BMW, Audi, Acura, and Ford.
In 2018, the streaming service Netflix decided to start a reality series that revolved around the lives of mechanics in the Gotham Garage. The show was titled Car Masters: Rust to Riches.
The gearhead Constance Nunes became a member of the original cast. As the only female mechanic in the series, she turned into an inspiration for the small percentage of women in the automotive industry.
She was part of all the aired seasons of the series. After the third season ended, she opened her own shop called Cars by Constance. She’s also currently working as a product specialist for Audi, 4 Wheel Parts, VP Racing Fuels, and Nitto Tyres.
Net Worth and Earnings
With Car Masters: Rust to Riches, it is reported that Nunes makes $20,000 per episode. She also earns from her other media appearances, and she is currently signed with NTA Talent Agency as a model.
Furthermore, she is an automotive expert who works with major brands and owns a shop. Even though she hasn’t revealed her income as a mechanic, it’s estimated she has a net worth of $1 million.
In 2019, Constance Nunes got married to fellow model Jared Toller. Both of them are car enthusiasts, so it makes sense that their wedding was filled with motorbikes and cars.