TW: this article contains discussions of paedophilia and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Brima Models: A Dark Story of Child Sex Trafficking on the Surface Web
9900 people type the phrase ‘Brima Models’ into Google every month.
This number is not insignificant. As somebody who spends hours and hours every week conducting keyword research for various topics, believe me when I tell you that 9900 is a lot of people. Variants of the ‘Brima Models’ keyword (such as ‘Brima Model’ and ‘Brima d Models’) also get thousands of searches every month.
This might not mean anything to you right now, but it will soon.
The first Google result is the Brima Models website, which is not currently live. We will return to what used to be on this website in a little while.
The second result is a link to an Instagram profile with over 3000 followers. The profile appears to be a regular child modelling agency, with professional-looking photographs of young girls modelling clothes.
Nothing inappropriate, although it is interesting to note that the comments have been disabled.
A closer look at who is following the page reveals that Brima Models’ followers are almost entirely adult men with private accounts and no profile pictures. A brief snoop into who some of these men are following reveals scores of BDSM accounts, bondage accounts and other sexualised content. I would like you to remember this.
The other Google results for Brima Models are mostly links to Pinterest pages, again with seemingly innocuous photographs of girls modelling clothes.
What you don’t find are any Trustpilot style websites regarding the validity of Brima Models as a modelling agency, top 10 agency lists featuring Brima Models, or, well…ANYTHING.
It’s as if Brima Models does not exist.
And maybe it doesn’t.
Or maybe we are looking in the wrong places.
The Surface Web, the Deep Web and the Dark Web
To the uninitiated, the terms ‘dark net,’ or ‘dark web’ may be completely foreign. Others may have some idea of what these words mean, but not an in-depth knowledge.
I will try to give you a brief outline of what these things mean.
Think of the internet as an iceberg. The part of the iceberg that you can actually see sticking out of the water is actually a tiny part of the iceberg itself. The vast majority of the iceberg is hidden from view, underneath the water.
That bit that you can see sticking out can be compared to the surface web or clear net. The surface web is what you are using right now. It is the internet that we all use every day for work, Netflix and social media.
If somebody commits a crime and searches on Google for ‘where to hide a body’ etc. they will likely be caught by the police. This is because the surface web is accessible to anyone using the internet, and it largely lacks anonymity.
The deep web, also known as the ‘hidden’ or ‘invisible’ web, refers to the part of the internet that is not indexed by search engines. This can include medical records, online banking or anything else requiring special credentials to view. It is said that the deep web makes up 96-99% of the internet.
The dark net refers to things that have been intentionally hidden and require a specific browser, named Tor, to access. The dark web accounts for around 5% of the entire internet and is essentially the Wild West of the web.
You can be completely anonymous on the dark web, and this is why it is known as a hotbed of criminal activity. You can buy false identification, stolen credit cards, drugs, guns, and even children on the dark web. On the dark web you will find everyone from (alleged) hitmen and hackers to human traffickers.
You can also find scores of self-professed paedophiles discussing Brima Models.
Sidenote: I would like to take a moment to tell you that pretty much everything that I found out about Brima Models was gleaned from Surviving Life’s YouTube videos on the topic. He is, to my knowledge, the only creator who has covered this and has done a phenomenal job of it. I am indebted to him for doing all of the hard work here, and accessing parts of the internet that I don’t dare to, and you should definitely check out his videos on Brima Models for a more in-depth investigation. I will link his videos at the end of this post.
Before we dive down into the rabbit hole that is the dark web, we need to rewind and go back to where this all began – YouTube.
Brima Models used to have a YouTube channel with over 30,000 subscribers (the channel has since been removed by YouTube). The channel contained videos of little girls dressed in costumes such as French Maid outfits, Nurse outfits and schoolgirl outfits. The costumes were very revealing, and were almost always paired with stiletto heels and lingering shots of the girls bodies, with the cameras positioned in a way to facilitate lots of ‘upskirt’ angles.
The girls in the videos appeared to be very, very young, and the comments were disabled.
Now, I’m no expert on child modelling, but even I can tell you that upskirt shots of 8 year olds in high heels does not seem – how to put it – typical of a child modelling agency.
In fact, you would be forgiven for saying that it seems highly inappropriate.
In the video descriptions for all of the Brima Models YouTube videos, there was a link to their website. It isn’t a stretch to say that the purpose of the YouTube channel was to promote the website.
The Brima Models website was, at first glance, a regular child modelling website. The homepage showed a banner image of two young girls wearing long sleeved t-shirts and leggings, with the tagline ‘Professional Model Agency’ displayed under the site’s logo. The purpose of this website, it seemed, was to showcase the portfolios of child models available for hire.
However, the deeper you delve into the Brima Models website, the more disturbing it becomes.
While there are plenty of very innocent images of fully-clothed young girls, they are interspersed with photographs of a more suspicious nature.
Very young girls wearing full PVC catsuits, bikinis and nylon tights (with little else) are displayed proudly on the pages of the website, and there is also a site shop where you can buy books displaying the photos, payable only in Bitcoin.
If that sentence doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable, then I’d like you to go back and read it again.
You can buy books from the Brima Models website, which feature images of little girls wearing fetish clothing, lingerie and bikinis. You can only pay for these books using a cryptocurrency.
I would like you to ask yourself, who is buying these books?
A girl wearing a Nurse costume, the kind of ‘Sexy Nurse’ outfit that we may see adult women wearing on Halloween, smiles at the camera, her over-the-knee socks, high heels and mini-dress far removed from what a typical child’s Nurse outfit would look like.
Another girl lies on a bed wearing a red tartan mini-skirt and cropped white blouse, schoolgirl style. The mini-skirt is lifted up to display her white thong panties, pink stockings and high heels, her hair in pigtails. She could be a stripper. But she isn’t. She’s a child.
Many of the images feature children wearing these ‘adult’ costumes, which are actually made to order by one of the owners of the website, Elena. When you have adult men requesting child-size replicas of stripper outfits and the owner of a ‘modelling agency’ creating these outfits and shooting ‘sexy’ photoshoots of children wearing them, there is something wrong.
There is something very wrong.
The images are not explicit, neither are they illegal.
However, they certainly blur the lines of illegal vs. legal content by showing children in highly suggestive poses, wearing barely any clothes or fetish-gear, and make no mistake about it – while nylon tights may seem innocent enough to most of you, for a paedophile with a pantyhose fetish, seeing little girls wearing nylon tights is more appealing than a fully nude child.
You might think that I am reaching here, and that’s okay.
Digging Even Further…BrimaModels.Net
BrimaModels.com was disturbing to me.
BrimaModels.net takes it to the next level.
While BrimaModels.com was a website showcasing various ‘child models,’ BrimaModels.net, which is still live right now, is a place where you can buy HD video and photo sets of very young girls, as well as ordering your own custom video sets, priced at just 19.95 USD and delivered in 1-2 days.
The ‘Customs’ page of the website boasts that you can choose the age of the girl, dictate what she wears, and also where the video is filmed. ‘Hotel rooms’ are a possible shooting location, and ‘bras, stockings, pantyhose, underwear and a lot more,’ are among the clothing options.
You can ‘describe that the girl will be do on each picture or on each second of video.’ (sic).
Again, I ask you – who do you think is buying these photo and video sets, and what do you think they contain?
As it happens, there is a forum dedicated to Brima Models on the dark web, and reading some of the comments, you can get a pretty good idea of just what type of person is paying for these videos…
Brima Models and the Dark Web
On Surviving Life’s YouTube videos, Ron discovers a forum on a dark net website. The website, which is apparently a site of child abuse content, has a discussion thread on its forums dedicated to Brima Models.
Users with usernames such as ‘PedPed’ are active on the forum, along with some other equally disturbing commenters.
Underneath a picture of a very young child wearing a silver bikini and high heels and posing provocatively, comments include ‘that is one smoking hot girl,’ to ‘so hot when girls dress up slutty.’
I will reiterate that the girl in the picture is very young. If I had to guess, I’d say she is between 10-12 years of age.
Another forum member bemoans the lack of ‘quality underage content’ available nowadays, saying ‘We are in a time when new and good quality underage content is EXTREMELY difficult to find. 15 years ago, there were at least 100 active studios …today less than 10 and less than 2 really interesting.’
Another brags about his private collection, saying ‘I have Christie B topless.’
If anybody is still in doubt about the nature of Brima Models’ content, yet another forum member clears it up, saying that the site owner’s ‘stuff would definitely be considered CP (child p*rn) in most countries.’
In addition to their distasteful and often crude comments (I have omitted the worst), the forum members also give away details about the way that Brima Models operates, as well as shedding some light on its owners, married couple Elena and Mario Gugimaier (22 and 35).
They allege that Elena is a ‘closet lesbian and paedophile,’ and divulge that in order to buy anything from Brima Models, one must submit their passport/identification documents in order to ensure ‘mutual destruction’ if they leak any of the content or go to the authorities.
Brima Models…Where Are They Now?
As I’ve said a number of times in this article, the .com site for Brima Models is no longer active and the domain has expired.
Their Twitter account has been suspended, their YouTube channel has been removed, and their last Instagram post was on June 26, 2020.
There is a very good reason for all of this.
On July 7, 2020, Ukrainian television station and news outlet hromadske published an article saying that Elena and Mario Gugimaier had been arrested in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine for running a child p*rn studio under the guide of being a child modelling agency.
A short video in the article shows the police raiding the couple’s property.
As far as I can glean, the couple is currently in jail, but information surrounding Brima Models and this case is scarce. It seems that even in local news, it was barely covered.
While their arrest may seem like a happy ending, the Brima Models .NET site is still up and running, and according to the home page, is still producing fresh custom content.
Every single day throughout March of 2021, a new photo/video set was uploaded, which all the members of the site have access to. Each set contains upwards of 200 photographs (with one set having 395 pictures) and a video between 8-19 minutes long.
This means that in the month of March, Brima Models released at least 30 videos and thousands of images of children, all in lingerie or less, and behind a paywall.
Who is running the show now?
As far as it seems, it is business as usual at Brima studios, despite the fact that its ringleaders are supposedly in jail.
This begs the question, why is this website still live and functioning as normal?
Why is Brima Models still producing content and why is it still possible for the members to view and download said content?
In addition to this, we know that every paying member of Brima Models has to send over their identifying information in order to register, and so we would imagine that the police have that information now. Why are these individuals not locked up?
Why have the children in the videos not been identified, and if they have, why is fresh content of these little girls still being produced and released every day?
I am not in law enforcement, but these seem like valid questions.
Brima Models…Where Do We Go From Here?
The deeper you go down the Brima Models rabbit hole, the stranger everything gets.
For every question that is answered, another seven pop up in its place, and the truth becomes more and more elusive.
Elena and Mario Gugimaier may be in jail, but what is happening with the Brima Models website and the young girls being exploited for sick and depraved individuals online?
I don’t have the answers, but what I do know is that I have a platform and I have a voice. I may not be a journalist, and this humble blog may not be a national newspaper, but if I can draw any attention to this issue then I absolutely will.
If you are a journalist then I beg you to investigate this issue and shine a light on it for the world to see.
If you have a public platform of any kind then I implore you to use that platform to get the word out about Brima Models and their child abuse studio in Ukraine.
Lastly, if you can, please share this article and make the people on your friends lists aware of Brima Models.
Send this to your Ukrainian friends and ask them if they can find out any more information about Elena and Mario Gugimaier.
Until Brima Models is completely shut down and its children are out of harm’s way, this will be our problem.
For more information about Brima Models, please head to Surviving Life’s YouTube channel and watch the following videos:
INTERNET HORRORS: Brima d’Espoina – Child Exploitation on YouTube
DARK WEB: Brima Models – Trafficking Ukraine’s Children
Brima Models Owners Jailed for CP #OPBRIMA
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