Maria Thattil Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Maria Thattil

Maria Thattil is an Indian Australian model, author, and television personality. She was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2020 and is well known for representing Australia at Miss Universe 2020, where she was positioned in the top 10.

Maria Thattil was born on Thursday, 4 February 1993 (age 30 years; as of 2023) in Melbourne, Australia. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Her family resettled from India to Australia in the early 1990s. She studied psychology at a school in her hometown. In 2011, Maria went to RMIT University to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Psychology. In 2016, she enrolled in Melbourne Business School to attain a master’s degree in management. In February 2021, Maria got qualified for Neurocoaching, which is an internationally recognized degree. [1]Linkedin – Maria Thattil

Maria Thattil in her childhood

Maria Thattil in her childhood

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 3″

Weight (approx.): 50 kg

Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Figure Measurements (approx.): 30-28-32

Maria Thattil posing

Family

Parents & Siblings

Maria’s father, Tony, was a Catholic priest from Kochi, Kerala, while her mother, Nicky, was a teacher from Kolkata, West Bengal. She has a brother named Dominic Thattil. Her paternal family lives in India, and she often visits India to meet them.

Maria Thattil with her parents in her childhood

Maria Thattil with her parents in her childhood

Maria with her brother Dominic

Maria with her brother Dominic

Husband 

Maria is unmarried.

Relationships/Affairs

Maria was apparently dating television personality Joey Essex, but the couple parted ways due to unexplained reasons.

Maria with Joey

Maria with Joey

Soon after revealing her bisexuality, Maria Thattil admitted her relationship with her girlfriend Jorgee Rae, who is a mental health professional and TikTok star. The couple first appeared on the cover of Stellar magazine in January 2023.

Maria with Jorgee Rae

Maria with Jorgee Rae

Religion

She follows Christianity.

Career

Soon after completing her graduation, Maria started working as a store manager and began to learn makeup side by side. Later, she worked in many cooperate offices as an HR advisor after attaining her master’s degree. In 2017, she worked as a Couture Brands Coordinator with L’Oréal. In November 2020, Maria Thattil won the title of ‘Miss Universe Australia.’

Maria with the title Miss Universe Australia 2020

Maria with the title Miss Universe Australia 2020

Despite facing all the criticism about not being suited to represent Australia, In November 2020, Maria Thattil won the title of ‘Miss Universe Australia.’ In an interview, she talked about the criticism she faced during the Miss Universe contest and said,

Even though I was born and raised in Australia, there was a problem with the color of my skin and I was told very often, she doesn’t look Australian enough to represent the country. People were saying, ‘We should be sending white, blond women to Miss Universe’. It tells you about deeper problems, but we are making progress.” [2]The Times of India

 

In March 2022, Maria started to work as a columnist with Stellar Magazine. She appeared as a guest host in the American talk show ‘The Project’ in April 2023. Maria tried her hand at acting in the web series ‘Let’s Get Ducking Famous’ (2023) and played ‘Naomi.’

Maria in the web series ' Let's Get Ducking Famous'

Maria in the web series ‘ Let’s Get Ducking Famous’

Awards

  • In November 2020, she was crowned with the title ‘Miss Universe Australia 2020.’

Net Worth

Her net worth is $6 million.

Favourites

  • Food: Burger
  • Singer: ABBA, Ed Sheeran, vintage Hilary Duff, and Doja Cat

Facts/Trivia

  • In 2023, Maria came up as an author and published her book ‘Unbounded,’ a book that steers the complications of identity.

    Maria with her book 'Unbounded'

    Maria with her book ‘Unbounded’

  • Maria acts as a great supporter of women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and anti-racism.
  • She got vocal with the public on various issues like mental health in her own podcast ‘The Maria Thattil Show.’
  • In an interview, she told that people criticized her for not having children. She said,

    When they tell me that a child-free life means I’m not fulfilling my ‘duty as a woman’, I tell them that my value isn’t conditional on whether I birth someone else, and my only duty is to myself.” [3]Yahoo Sport

  • She has a self-titled YouTube channel.
  • She was featured on the cover of Beauty Crew magazine.

    Maria featured on the cover page of Beauty Crew Magazine

    Maria featured on the cover page of Beauty Crew Magazine

  • Maria loves to play with her pet Alex in her leisure time.

    Maria with her pet dog, Alex

    Maria with her pet dog, Alex