Marianna was named Influencer of the Year at the 2017 WWD Beauty Inc Awards and was nominee for REVOLVE’s Best Beauty Influencer of 2017.

What does the name of your blog mean?

I’ve named this site Life With Me, as a Lifestyle Blog by ME, which means myself but also stands for my initials Marianna Elizabeth.

What camera and filters do you use?

I use my iPhone 8plus for instagram or a Canon 5D Mark III for blog photos or Sony G7x for youtube vlogs . I use the VSCO app and snapseed on my iPhone for filters, they are amazing! Check out my video for how I edit my instagram photos.

Where did you go to school and how did you become a TV Host?

I went to Kent State University in Ohio. I graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Geography. I think having a degree was a good start especially if you want to be a news anchor, it is a must. But for being a TV Host it was more about a personality. I attended classes at Become a Host with Marki Costello and started a youtube channel. I would say try to work for free as much as you can to build a reel and be active on social media. To read my full journey click here.

What is your nationality?

I feel like “What is your ethnicity or nationality” is a question that I have answered a thousand times. But if you missed the memo, I am Vietnamese and Italian. I was born in Germany and raised between Ohio and Europe. *Update Apparently I was wrong about that being my nationality, I was half right! I am Asian 44%, European 43%, Middle Eastern 7% and Polynesian 6%. Check out this post on how I came up with these specific percentages.