Gracyanne Barbosa was born in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul state. She left her hometown at age 16 and moved to Rio de Janeiro with the intentions to study Law. There she was invited to be one of the dancer for the musical group Tchakabum. She quieted the group in 2008 to follow a modeling career. Gracyanne became famous in the media after being the Queen for Salgueiro Samba School in 2007. Today, she is one of the muses of Brazilian Carnival.