Carmen Maria Montiel Biography
Carmen Maria Montiel is a Venezuelan-American journalist, television personality, and beauty pageant titleholder. She was born on December 19, 1964 in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and grew up in a family of journalists.
Carmen Maria Montiel Age
Maria was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela on December 19, 1964, which means that she is 59 years old. She marks her birthday on December 19th annually.
Carmen Maria Montiel Education
In 1988, Montiel moved to the United States to study journalism at East Tennessee State University. She was awarded degrees in Broadcasting and Spanish, Magna Cum Laude in 1991.
Carmen Maria Montiel Height |Weight
Maria’s height is about 5 feet 7 inches, which is considered an average height, and she weighs around 60 kilograms.
Carmen Maria Montiel Family
Carmen Maria was born into a conventional Spanish Colonial family in Venezuela. Her parents placed great emphasis on education, hard work, and giving back to society. However, she has not revealed information of her mother, father, brothers and sisters’ details.
Carmen Maria Montiel Husband
As of 2019, Maria was not engaged, but she was previously married to a pulmonologist named Alex Lechin. During their divorce proceedings, Alex accused Maria of invading his personal space when she attempted to take a nap on his shoulder, which caused a lot of bitterness in their relationship.
Carmen Maria Montiel children
In 1995, Carmen Maria’s got pregnant with her first daughter, and she now has three children – Alexandra Isabel, Carmen Maria, and Juan Diego.
Carmen Maria Montiel Career
Maria Montiel relocated to Houston during the summer of 1991 and started working for Telemundo-Houston as a reporter. With time, she rose through the ranks to become a news anchor. During her tenure, she covered events such as floods, the 1992 GOP Convention, and introduced a health segment. Her commitment to volunteerism never wavered, and she received recognition from the Consulate General of Mexico and The Houston Area Women’s Center for her efforts to improve the Houston community. Carmen also lent her voice to the United Way and the Rainforest Foundations.
Carmen Maria Montiel Charity work
Carmen Maria has played a crucial role in Houston’s Latin American community and actively participates in the Latin Women Initiative, which she chaired in 2006. She also chaired the “Gala de las Americas” for the Institute of Hispanic Culture in 2008 and participated on several committees and boards within the Museum of Fine Arts. Carmen organized the Latin Maecenas for the Museum’s Latin American Art Department. Additionally, she has served on the Boards of Directors of UNICEF, Virtuosi of Houston, and the Institute of Hispanic Culture, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Latin Women Initiative. Carmen Maria has also been on the board of Success Scholarships
Carmen Maria Montiel Net Worth
Maria is a respected journalist and television personality who has made a significant impact in the media industry and in her community through her work and philanthropic efforts. As of 2022, her estimated net worth is $5 million dollars.
Carmen Maria Montiel Congress29
In 2018, Carmen Maria contested for the US Congress seat in District 29 of Texas. She made it to the Runoff. However, she lost by only 83 votes despite winning early voting and election day by 61% and 66%. Throughout her time in various organizations, Carmen has gained recognition for her strong work ethic and her willingness to take on challenging tasks and see them through to completion.
Carmen Maria Montiel Miss Venezuela
At the young age of 16, Carmen Maria was discovered by the president of the Miss Venezuela pageant, which led to her winning the titles of Miss Venezuela, Miss South America, and Second Runner-Up in the Miss Universe Pageant in 1984, similar to a storyline in a Hollywood movie. Carmen wasted no time in using her newfound fame for the benefit of others and established the “Las Misses” foundation to provide aid to pediatric hospitals in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru.