Hi Y’all! I’m Maria and I’m so stinkin excited to meet you! I am a southern girl who likes to be witty, genuine, optimistic, and most importantly laugh at my crazy self. I have a serious love for peanut butter and all things Southern.... from style, to beauty, to fashion, and to the Southern life!
I have a true passion to instill confidence in each person I meet on my Instagram and on my website. I learned very early on that being “real” is what sells - not being perfect. So I have found having a dash of “realness” in my posts (ex: you know… those days when I just poured my coffee all over myself while getting in the car) are what make girls feel like they can achieve the results too! These are the things that also keep me laughing and relatable in life… so why not share?
I’ve learned that everyone has something to bring to this table we call life – so we should focus on using our unique gifts. Therefore, my brand is there to help other girls develop and find their special gifts. This often comes once the girl has laid a foundation of confidence. So, I love to share my experience and knowledge of fitness, nutrition, beauty, fashion, traveling, and home renovation tips to make them feel more prepared and confident to achieve their goals. I do this through product videos of me speaking, how-to videos, and in still photographs. Making IG stories are my favorite because I love the interaction of people afterwards as I answer their questions!
Most of what I share comes from my story. Several years ago, I started my story by getting my start in the modeling world as most southern belles do… in pageantry of course! After I was named Miss Kentucky USA and a runner up at Miss USA, life got put in the fast lane and modeling became my full time job. I put the crowns and big hair away, and built my resume upon fashion and fitness companies from Nike, Jockey, Shop Bop, Free People, swim and yoga companies, and more. I also have had my share with beauty companies such as Remington hair irons, Garnier Fructis, Olay, Pantene, and other favorites! As years went on, I suddenly fell in LOVE with hosting and TV work as my agents started to send me to model in Music Videos such as Tim McGraw, be a trophy Model on the CMAs, and to host video shoot for various companie
I love being able to share my quirky personality while speaking about products on camera on my feed or on commercials. After becoming the on-court host for University of Kentucky Basketball games, I had to start learning the tricks I’ve seen makeup/ hair artists use for years to do on myself! Soon, my followers began asking about my outfits, how-to hair styles, makeup, and more…so I decided it was time to take sharing seriously! So that’s where I am today! I have learned a lot with the brands I’ve partnered with on my site and Instagram. I’ve also simply fallen in love the ability to show more personality now with the way the modeling industry has changed into to the influencer world of advertising that it is now.
So YAY! I can’t wait to hear all about your brand’s goodness and see how we can collaborate to reach to many more people, create some really neat videos and marketing material, and simply have a good-ole time!