Maria Montgomery is an international model, TV/Event host, and actress. She started her career while she competed in various pageants, and eventually captured the title of Miss Kentucky USA 2009. This led Maria to compete at the internationally televised Miss USA competition, where she was named as a runner up. After her year as Miss Kentucky, she wanted to continue working in the industry and reached out to Advantage Models in Nashville, TN. This contract allowed her to learn the industry while starring in music videos with Tim McGraw and Josh Groban, as well as to walk in fashion shows for Marchesa, Isaac Mizrahi, and more. But most importantly, this agency guided her to AMTC (Actors Models and Talent for Christ) convention where she was offered a contract with Ford Models. Her life was forever changed. Although she continued to gain her masters degree in speech language pathology online, she kept following her dreams and signed with additional agencies including New View, Mc2-Miami, and Marilyn’s along others. Some of her work includes modeling or hosting for: Garnier Fructis, Remington Hair products, Pantene, Tony Lama boots, Kohls, JC Penny, Nike, Heidi Elnora Bridal, Jockey, Artistry Skin Care, Maybelline, Oil of Olay, Carson's, Victorias Secret, and more. Maria has also been spotted on TV as a “trophy model” at the CMAs, in various commercials, and as an on-court entertainment host for the University of Kentucky home basketball games. Maria has lived in Chicago and Miami, but she now works by traveling from her Kentucky home almost weekly. She hopes each job allows her to shine a love light on as many people in this industry as possible.