- The Hamptons
- Los Angeles
- New York
- Orange County
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Perfect mate: Someone who is strong in their faith, is very ambitious and can make me laugh
I am complimented most often on: My smile
Biggest turn-ons: A guy who can make me laugh
Biggest turnoffs: A guy who is serious all the time
Longest relationship: Five years
Where do you hang out? Buckhead Bottle Bar & Bistro, Twist and Whiskey Blue
Ideal date: Doing something active, like hiking Stone Mountain, or going to the park to play basketball and having dinner afterward
Hobbies: Sports—I’ll play or watch anything, but basketball and volleyball are my favorites; and traveling—if I’m not working, chances are I’m out of town visiting friends or on a vacation.
Favorite restaurants: Sun in My Belly, Bluefin, Two Urban Licks, and Coast Seafood and Raw Bar
Favorite sports teams: Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Bulls
Accomplishment I’m most proud of: Getting my MBA
You know you’re in love when: Everything you do is for your significant other
Celebrity crushes: Jesse Williams, Henry Cavill, Michael Ealy, Idris Elba and Adam Levine
Something people would never guess about you: I have no rhythm!
Describe yourself in three words: Vibrant, intelligent and loving
When I want to feel sexy, I… put on something black and add a little more mascara and eyeliner.
Who, dead or alive, would you most want to meet? Jesus
My greatest ambition in life is to: Be an anchor on Good Morning America
Describe your dream partner in five words: Loving, personable, intuitive, intelligent and honest
Signature drink: Lemon drop martini
The key to my heart is: Good conversation
Fast Facts from Maria
Originally from: Chicago
Lives in: Alpharetta
Education: The University of Georgia