Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.

Mars

Nat Geo Premieres ‘Mars’: Why You Should Watch This Series

“Mars” is a six-part series on Nat Geo that guides audiences through the endeavor of colonizing the planet in 2033 and includes present-day interviews with visionaries. You'll also be happily surprised about the diversity of the cast and the incredible visual effects. Take a look here!