If you’re a fan of the Netflix series Car Masters: Rust to Riches, Constance Nunes sticks out like a sore thumb as the only female mechanic on the show. The rose among the thorns is a model and product specialist for various automotive brands. As of 2023, Constance Nunes has a net worth of $1 million.
Constance was born on November 17, 1989 in LA and her family is of Portuguese origin. Her father, Ernie, is a mechanic and a race car driver who introduced her to cars at a young age. The California native attended 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, where she invested a significant amount of time and money to customize it. Nunes continues to drive the old Mustang to this day.
Despite some speculation, Constance is a real mechanic and began working in her dad’s shop. While attending one of Ernie Nunes’ races, she was discovered by a talent scout.
As a model, she appeared in car events for brands such as Jockey, Wrangler, JLUX LABEL, and Feral Cosmetics. Later on, she was featured in several commercials, including one that featured in the Superbowl.
She worked as a stuntwoman in films including Dodgeball and Bring It On. During 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 started 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 minority of women in the automotive industry.
After the third season ended, she opened up her own shop, Cars by Constance. Nunes currently works 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 extra money from other media appearances, and is signed with NTA Talent Agency as a model.
Furthermore, as an automotive expert she gets to work with major brands and owns a car shop. Cars By Constance specializes in restoring classic cars from the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Given how niche the business is, I’m sure they can charge much higher prices!
Even though she hasn’t revealed her salary from previous jobs, Indeed.com reveals that mechanics make an average of $24.70 per hour in the United States. Due to all of her activities, it’s estimated she has a net worth of $1 million.
In 2019, Constance Nunes married male model Jared Toller. Sadly, the couple are getting divorced after nine years together. Since 2022, Nunes has been dating a mystery man.