- Former Miss Maryland Mari Pepin came to the spotlight when she competed for Matt James’ heart on season 25 of The Bachelor. Though she couldn’t found love back then, she decided to make a second attempt to find love on Bachelor in Paradise.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Dating, Boyfriend, and Engagement
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Former Miss Maryland Mari Pepin came to the spotlight when she competed for Matt James’ heart on season 25 of The Bachelor. Though she couldn’t found love back then, she decided to make a second attempt to find love on Bachelor in Paradise.
Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mariela Pepin was born on 16 April 1996 under the star sign Aries. The 25-year-old reality TV star is Puerto Rican and American by nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Towson University. She currently attends the University of Maryland, where she is pursuing her Master’s degree in marketing.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Before entering The Bachelor house, Pepin was a beauty queen living the American dream. After moving to Maryland, she competed in several pageant competitions. She earned the title of Miss Maryland Teen USA, her first-ever pageant, in 2013. In 2019, she won Miss Maryland USA and placed Top 10 at Miss USA. She also does modeling with Click Models’ Philadelphia and New York divisions.
Pepin is a marketing director at Maryland Plastic Surgery & PURE MedSpa. In early 2021, she ventured into the reality TV show when she appeared as a contestant on the 25th season of The Bachelor for winning Matt James’ heart. But she was eliminated from the house in week 4. Soon after, she returned for the 7th season of Bachelor in Paradise.
The Bachelor in Paradise star has earned a decent sum of money from her professional career as a model, reality TV star, and marketing director. She also makes thousands of dollars from brand promotions and sponsors deals. As of 2021, she has an estimated net worth of $200 thousand.
Dating, Boyfriend, and Engagement
Pepin entered the house of The Bachelor in the hope of finding love. But her dream of winning Matt James’ heart was bogged down as she was eliminated in week 4. However, she didn’t lose hope and made her next attempt at finding love on a beach in Mexico.
Though it’s not official yet, Bachelor blogger Reality Steve claims that Pepin’ll be returning home with a ring on her finger after the end of Bachelor in Paradise. According to him, Pepin said “Yes” to boyband manager Kenny Braasch. The duo is reportedly among the three couples who’ll get engaged at the end of the show.
Pepin and Braasch are reportedly still together even after filming for the show has ended.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Pepin spent her first few years of life in Puerto Rico before traveling the world due to her father’s military career. Her family first relocated to Germany and later traveled to France, Czechoslovakia, and Italy. Her parents instilled a passion for volunteering since she was a child.
Pepin’s parents reportedly divorced when she was only nine years old. She grew up alongside a younger brother.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Pepin stands tall at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches. She has a slim, perfectly toned body that weighs 58 kgs. She has brown hair and attractive hazel eyes.