Leticia Bufoni A young Brazilian Surfer

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Leticia Bufoni is a Brazilian professional skateboarder. She has been voted “Rookie of the Year” by Thrasher magazine, an honor previously granted to famous skaters such as Tony Hawk and Ryan Sheckler. Leticia was also nominated for the Shorty Awards in two categories: Best Instagram Account and Social Media Star. The awards are given to digital technology influencers who distinguish themselves on social media networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

At 18 years old, Leticia’s accomplishments so far have surpassed expectations for someone her age. Not only has she proved herself as an amateur skater but she is also recognized as one of the best female daters in the world. For the past three years, she’s been ranked among the top 10 and recognized by major brands such as DC Shoes and Nike.

To date, Leticia has worked with several well-known companies like Coke Zero, Toyota, Adidas, Red Bull, and Nestle. Some of her sponsors include Volcom, Vans, Sector 9-Longboards, and Ipath Footwear. In 2014 she won a contest held by Converse in California called “The One & Only.” This prize entitles her to design a pair of shoes that will be sold worldwide. She has also modeled for renowned magazines such as Cosmopolitan Brasil and Rolling Stone Brazil.

Find Leticia Bufoni online

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Leticia Bufoni is a true digital native. She has a strong social media presence: 1.5 million Facebook fans, over 1 million followers on Twitter, and 437 thousand Instagram followers (August 2015).

Leticia is very active on all her profiles; she shares photos and videos of herself skating and traveling the world. Despite being recognized as one of the most influential skaters, Leticia does not refer to herself as such. On her Instagram profile, you’ll see that she describes herself as “just a girl who loves longboarding.”

Leticia Bufoni’s Facebook page (in Portuguese) can be found here. Her Twitter account is here. She updates her Youtube channel every Thursday with “Ride With Us” – a series in which she travels to different cities and skates with friends there. It’s highly recommendable if you want to get close to Leticia Bufoni’s natural lifestyle. You can also follow her on Snapchat – just look for @leticiabufoni.

Challenges women face in sports

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According to Google Trends, more people are looking up Leticia Bufoni than Gabby Douglas right now. And if you’re wondering why that is, think about it: what did Douglas do wrong exactly?

Well, she made the mistake of not supporting the fictional narrative that women in sports need to support each other. Douglas didn’t take it well when a reporter asked her about “the awesome responsibility you [Gabby] have as a role model for young girls everywhere” during an interview at the Olympics and replied: “I’m not a role model.

This quick answer was picked up by every media outlet and used as evidence that Douglas hated being famous or whatever. The problematic part is that it completely disregards what she said before: “I just want to inspire people to be the best they can be.” She always claimed that her Olympic gold medals were dedicated to “all mothers out there who’ve been through a lot with their kids.”

Her answer was misinterpreted and used to confirm that “girls can’t get along”. To make things worse, she also became the target of hateful tweets like this:

The same happened to Leticia Bufoni when someone accused her of being a way better skater than Douglas. She replied with class: “I’m sorry I don’t know who Gabby Douglas is ??? if it’s gymnastics you are talking about !” The tweet was immediately used as evidence that women in sports don’t support each other. Someone else even went so far as calling her an “irresponsible feminist” for not appreciating what Douglas did at the Olympics.

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