A crafty new competition series Meet Your Makers Showdown dropped on discovery+ on 27 November 2021. And within no long time audience loved it. The show challenges top artisans from across the country to showcase their skills to win a $10,000 prize. Other than our favorite This Is Us star Chrissy Metz hosting the show, Mark Montano and LeAnn Rimes are on the judging panel.
With that being said, now is the time we take you through everything that you need to know about one of the star judges, Mark Montano.
Mark Montano On Meet Your Makers Showdown
So, on Meet Your Makers Showdown, you will see designer Mark Montano use his craft expertise to judge the country’s top artisans’ ingenious creativity, unique skills, and passion as they compete for a hefty $10,000 cash prize.
Mark seemed excited about the show. “When I found out LeAnn was going to be a judge and Chrissy [was host], I was like, ‘What? This is my life.'”, he told PEOPLE.
The six-episode series focuses on six artistic categories including artisanal soap, paper art, fluid painting, stained glass, polymer clay, and candle making.
To PEOPLE, Mark also talked about his judging duties and revealed that having to eliminate a contestant, no matter how hard they crafted, was the most difficult part of the job for both him and his co-judge/singer LeAnn Rimes.
Still, Mark also admitted that he is “more critical” than his fellow judge on the show.
Mark Montano Wife
Because Mark Montano is openly gay, he does not have a wife.
Does Mark Montano Have A Husband?
Mark Montano, nevertheless, is married and has a husband. Everyone looking at him on social media is aware of the fact that it is this man called Brandon that he is married to. And now and then, Mark makes time to write amazing words for his husband on it.
On 13 September 2021, the couple celebrated their 12th year of being together and 7 years of getting married. They tied the knot on their 5th anniversary. Brandon exposed this fact about their relationship in a tweet thread where he also expressed “DID YOU KNOW it takes 2-4 years to get to know someone and people who wait that long to marry stay married longer…..”.
Meanwhile, Mark has told his online fans that Brandon other than being an amazing man is “funny, he can cook, loves road trips, always pretends to like what I’m working on, and did I mention he’s also a kick-ass lawyer currently working on an MBA?” This, about working on an MBA part, Mark had said back in September 2020.
Early in December 2014, Mark also tweeted — “My husband is being sworn in today…….It’s official, he’s a CA lawyer.”
Mark Montano Net Worth
American fashion designer, interior designer, artist, writer, and TV personality, Mark Montano had an estimated $2 million net worth by 2021.
Also, the youngest member ever to be inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Mark was 16 when he was hired by the Colorado State Board of Education. Upon graduating there, with a degree in Business, he ventured to New York City where he continued his education at the fashion institute of Technology earning a Master’s Degree in Costume History. Shortly, he landed an internship at Oscar de la Renta.
Until Dec. 2021, he was continuing his jobs as creative/art director at Eclectic Products and of creative consultant at DecoArt Inc.
Other than that he has been the operator/owner of Mark Montano and writing the craft book series Simon & Schuster.
Now, want to know what is his secret to a successful career in the craft industry. He said it’s “Persistence, hard work, relentless social media marketing, interaction with everyone, being creative every day, working through the failures.”
At one point, Mark was also just as much involved in fashion. He shared that his interest in sewing and crafting brought him to fashion and when he felt that fashion became more about production and shipping, he decided that he go back to his roots.
Lastly, you may as well know what inspires him as Mark was heard sharing that it’s the color combinations in nature, science fiction, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, among others.
Mark Montano Height
Brown-eyed and short black-haired Mark Montano stands 5′ 7½” (1.71 meters) tall.
Who Are Mark Montano’s Family Members?
Back in 2018, Mark Montano discovered that he is mostly Spanish, Native American and a healthy part Portuguese.
Mark’s social media has a lot of appreciation and Mother’s Day posts for his mom (of course). He is amazed his mom and other moms, in general, protect their cubs like a tiger, work full time, make meals every night, do 20 loads of laundry a week, and still find time to encourage every dream and see every play and baseball game.
He shared how he still remembers how his mom would fly to New York City by herself to sit front row at his fashion shows.
Mark’s parents had four kids and they seem to be all boys. So, Mark likely has three brothers.
Where Was Mark Montano Born?
Mark was born in the City of La Junta in Colorado, United States.
How Old Is Mark Montano?
Born on 10 June 1966, Mark is a Gemini and turned 25 years old in 2021.
Is Mark Montano On Instagram, Facebook?
Yes. Mark is on Instagram, Facebook, and others.
Until 6 December 2021, Mark had 2,537 posts and 48.4K followers on his Instagram @themarkmontano.
On Twitter, you could follow him @MarkMontano, on his ‘Mark Montano’ Facebook (with 123K followers), and Pinterest @markmontano.
Mark also successfully ran a self-titled YouTube channel (with 204K subscribers on it) where he shared furniture, fashion, home decor, and jewelry DIYs to brighten up his viewers’ life.