Marya Sherron has a story to tell. She was a “super weird kid” and has always wanted to prove to the world that “you can be weird and don’t have to change yourself to succeed.” No wonder, she joined Survivor 42 — a competitive reality television series, where you can prove yourself and also win a grand prize of $1 million.
Keep reading this Marya Sherron Bio to learn more about her.
Marya Sherron On Survivor 42
CBS series, Survivor returned for its 42nd season on March 9, 2022, and as always, it saw brand new 18 competitors including Marya Sherron, traveling to the islands from different backgrounds.
Joining Marya this season were her co-stars — Chanelle Howell, Daniel Strunk, Drea Wheeler, Hai Giang, Jackson Fox, Jenny Kim, Jonathan Young, Lindsay Dolashewich, Lydia Meredith, Maryanne Oketch, Mike Turner, Omar Zaheer, Rocksroy Bailey, Romeo Escobar, Swati Goel, Tori Meehan, and Zach Wurtenberger.
According to Marya, she’s always been a Survivor fan. The first season she remembers watching was David vs. Goliath. However, even before she started watching the show, Marya used to be a fan of a parody show of Survivor. “So it was always in the back of my mind,” she explained.
And now that she finds herself on the show, Marya compares herself with the past participants, Angelina and Tony. Like Angelin, she wants to slip under the radar, but as Tony, she will maintain an upbeat personality, and not become a threat initially.
Also, Marya revealed that her game plan was similar to that of Sarah Lacina, and will not hesitate to stab her friends in the back.
However, one person, she admits she resonates with the most was Vecepia (the first person to orchestrate a flip, which changed the whole tone of the game.) “I see myself in her,” Marya remarked.
So, since she doesn’t mind stabbing her friends in the back, Marya wants an alliance partner who’s on the same level of threat as hers. She was looking for someone risky. Someone who’s like, “We gotta go one more vote. Okay, now’s the time to go and fight against each other,” she explained.
Spoilers Alert: Unfortunately, Jackson Fox was forced to leave the show as he hid his necessary medication from production until the day before filming. At the time, he was taking lithium to manage sleep problems.
Apart from that, Zach Wurtenberger was also eliminated from the show. He became the first player to be voted off of Survivor 42. Also, the vote against Zach marked Survivor history as the first unanimous vote in 42 seasons.
Marya Sherron Spouse
Marya Sherron’s spouse David Sherron is an Indianapolis native who ran Unto Him Ministries — a ministry addressing various needs of people throughout the community.
Also, he was employed at UCB (Union Chimique Belge), a multinational biopharmaceutical company.
As of 2022, David was 64 years of age.
On David’s 64th birthday (i,.e. On December 17, 2021), Marya took it to her IG to share a montage of memories, captioned, “Life with you is crazy, stupid good. Thank you for blessing me continually, loving me unconditionally, and teaching me often.”
Also, Marya added that he was the only man she knew who spent his birthday every year buying Christmas presents for children in need. What a man!
Talking about Marya’s kids, she has two songs named Trive James Smith and Dylan Sherron.
As of 2022, her eldest was already attending college while her youngest was still in middle school.
How Old Is Marya Sherron?
Marya Sherron was 47 years of age when she appeared on Survivor 42 in 2022.
She was the third oldest contestant that season. The oldest was Mike Turner at 58 while the second oldest was Jackson Fox at 48.
What Happened To Marya Sherron’s Brother?
Marya Sherron’s brother Kious Kelly lost his life to COVID-19 on March 24, 2020. He was working in the front lines as a nurse in New York then.
Talking a little about him, Kious initially moved to New York City in 1993 to pursue a career in dancing, but New York is not an easy place to make it. Thus, he eventually enrolled in nursing school at New York University and started working as a registered nurse after graduating in 2012.
Marya Sherron Height
Marya Sherron stands tall at a height above 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm).
Her distinct features include — curled hair and a dimpled smile.
Marya Sherron Job
Marya Sherron was working as a “Dean of Homeschool, Director of Entertainment, and Domestic Engineer” at DreamWorks Home as of 2022. Also, early that year she founded KI Productions and operated from there.
Before that, she worked as an English instructor at Ivy Tech Community College (from August 2019 to 2020), and as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College Chicago (from Jan 2000 to 2008).
Besides this, Marya has had teaching jobs at Horizon Christian School and UHM.
For all her hard work, back in May 2002, she was honored with the “Distinguished Educator of the Year” award by Columbia College Teaching Fellows.
As for her education, Marya attended the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1996 for her bachelor’s degree in black studies. She then went on to join the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1996 to 1998 for her master’s in black studies. Finally, she then received her degree in master of fine arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2000.
When Marya wasn’t working, she spend her time gardening, writing (poetry and spoken word), and doing Pilates.
Is Marya Sherron On Instagram?
Yes, find her on Instagram @maryapatricesherron.
When Is Marya Sherron Birthday?
Marya Sherron celebrates her birthday on June 1.
What Is Marya Sherron Ethnicity?
This self-described “spicy, smart, and loving” star Marya Sherron is of mixed ethnicity.
As of 2022, she resided in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Who Are Marya Sherron Parents?
Marya Sherron was born to her parents, Marion and Karen Smith.
Forever thankful to them, Marya shared that her dad was always there for her. While her mother taught her how to “be tough but kind, smart but hopeful, and to love fiercely and unafraid.”
It was also her mother who named her “Marya” — after the wind.
How Much Is Marya Sherron Net Worth?
By 2022, Marya Sherron garnered a net worth of above $800 thousand.