|Full Name||Maya Benberry|
|Birthday||December 27, 1991|
Maya Benberry was born on December 27, 1991 in Germany. Her family relocated to Ohio in the United States when she was a child. She had a typical suburban upbringing and attended Kent State University, where she studied communications and business marketing.
After college, Benberry worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Cleveland, Ohio. Little did she know at the time that she would soon become a famous reality television personality.
Early Life and Background
Benberry was born in Germany to American parents. Her father was in the military, which led to the family‘s move back to the US while Maya was still young. They settled in Ohio where Maya spent the rest of her childhood.
Growing up, Benberry was an outgoing and adventurous kid. She loved trying new activities like dance, gymnastics, and basketball. As a teenager, she attended Kent State University to study marketing and communications.
After graduating college, Benberry started a career in pharmaceutical sales. She was living in Cleveland and beginning to establish herself professionally when she decided to take a chance on reality TV.
Winning Finding Kelce
In 2016, a 27-year-old Benberry was cast on the E! Network dating competition show Finding Kelce. The premise was NFL star Travis Kelce dating 16 women to find love.
Benberry immediately clicked with Kelce, impressing him with her quick wit and down-to-earth nature. She won numerous dates, including a final epic date in Belize. Their chemistry was undeniable throughout the season.
In the finale, Kelce chose Benberry as the winner. "Winning Finding Kelce was the most amazing experience," she told E! News afterwards. "I feel so grateful to have met Travis."
Sadly, their romance fizzled out shortly after the show finished taping. But Benberry had gotten a taste of fame, and she hungered for more.
Appearances on The Bachelor and Big Brother
Thanks to her reality TV debut, Benberry began getting offers for other shows. In 2018 she accepted a spot as a contestant on The Bachelor season 22, starring race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Benberry‘s outspokenness and daring soon caught Arie‘s eye. She received the second one-on-one date of the season. Ultimately she was eliminated in week 4, but made her mark on Bachelor Nation.
Her biggest reality TV role came in 2020 when she was cast on the All Stars edition of Big Brother season 22. While her time in the Big Brother house was short, Benberry said she loved getting to play the manipulative strategic game.
"It was so much fun making alliances and trying to sway votes," she told EW after her eviction. "I can‘t wait to see how the rest of the season unfolds."
Launching Her Beauty Brand
Capitalizing on her soaring fame, Benberry launched her own makeup line called Shop Maya Benberry in 2019. The brand includes lipsticks, highlighting palettes, and lip glosses.
Reviews praise Benberry‘s products for their high pigment and smooth application. Her lipsticks glide on creamy and last for hours without smudging. The highlighters blend easily and provide a lit-from-within glow.
Benberry oversees all product development and creative aspects of the brand. She frequently collaborates with retailers like Dolls Kill for limited edition collections. Recently she branched into skincare, releasing a sold-out seaweed clay mask.
"I want Shop Maya Benberry to be the beauty brand for bold, fearless women chasing their dreams," Benberry told Forbes last year. The sky‘s the limit for her blossoming company.
Personal Life and Interests
When she isn‘t focused on TV or her company, Benberry enjoys working out, playing with her dog Braxton, and attending basketball games.
Health and fitness are very important to Benberry. She works out six days a week, mixing HIIT training, yoga, and weight lifting. She shares her favorite workout routines and healthy recipes on her Instagram.
Benberry loves her rescue dog Braxton and calls him her "favorite fur baby." She dresses him up in adorable outfits and takes him everywhere from hiking to boat rides.
Some surprising facts about Maya – she‘s obsessed with thunderstorms, once dressed as a viking for Halloween, and is a diehard Cleveland Cavaliers fan.
Maya Benberry has certainly come a long way from her pharmaceutical sales days. With a skyrocketing reality TV career, flourishing beauty brand, and fiercely independent spirit, there‘s no doubt Benberry will continue making boss moves for years to come. Her fans can‘t wait to see what she accomplishes next!