Maria Valentino is an international celebrity, millennial influencer and the face of luxury Cannabis, with over 1.5 million combined fans around the world. Empowered by entrepreneur parents that encouraged Maria to follow her strengths and goals in life, nothing was handed to her. Upon graduating high school at the early age of sixteen, she taught herself computer coding and development, which transitioned her skills into social media marketing and strategic branding.
Fast forward to today, Maria has been able to utilize her fan base as a major platform to promote luxury products and convert followers into customers. As a beauty icon, her fans are constantly craving her cosmetic secrets, products, and trusting her recommendations, making Maria the perfect spokesperson for her brand. She spent 2017 working with top formulators to create an entire line of luxury Cannabis skin care and cosmetic products, set to launch in 2018. Through her years of research, she became a major advocate for Cannabis and plant-based healing, working to remove the undeserved stigma. Maria also founded Pura Vida Global (meaning Pure Life) which is a 501(c)3 sustainability focused non-profit, aiding children and families in the poorest communities.
Additionally, Maria studied opera and classical voice for ten years, has walked the runway as the final look in both LA & NY Fashion Week shows, is a first degree black belt in kempo karate, competed on the Women’s United States Dragon boat racing team, and is an accomplished artist.