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Merissa Underwood Bio, Boyfriend, Parents, Survive the Raft

Merissa Underwood joined the cast of Survive the Raft from Montana. It is a brand-new show which premiered on 30 July 2023. Nine strangers from various backgrounds will join the Acali II for 21 days in the two-hour episode. As three different teams, they will complete a variety of tasks to raise the overall reward pool.

Each week, the nine players have the option of evicting a member of their own team, replacing that person with another contestant, or keeping them on the show. At the end of the season, the team with the lowest overall score will receive the prize money, which will be distributed equally among the team members.

Learn all about Merissa in this article below. Here are a few things about her age, job, parents, and boyfriend.

Merissa Underwood On Survive the Raft

Survive The Raft is a new reality show that places nine Americans of diverse races, geographic areas, and religious and political beliefs on a 60-foot-by-40-foot barge on the Pacific Ocean near the Pearl Islands of Panama. The goal is to see if the participants will behave cooperatively or competitively in the face of physical, mental, and monetary challenges. Newcomers join when some get eliminated.

Survive The Raft re-creates anthropologist Santiago Genovés’ controversial 1973 study of whether internationally diverse people would work together to survive at sea. The show is hosted by former Green Beret and NFL professional Nate Boyer.

Growing up in a farming community in rural California, Merissa watched in horror as pigs were mistreated at county fairs and local Future Farmers of America events. Inspired to stop animal abuse, she became vegan and dedicated her entire life to animal rights. After moving temporarily to Montana, a state where her parents lived and have always felt like a second home, she represented Montana in Miss USA, the biggest beauty pageant in the country.

Furthermore, Merissa is trained in both CPR and First Aid. She is also a skilled horsewoman, which has helped her get good at tying knots.

As for the other cast members they are named CJ Duffie, Elliot Capella, Jonathan Dade, Lashanna Lintamo, Maddie Witt, Merissa Underwood, Tara Colucci, and Summer Homayed.

Merissa Underwood Job

Merissa Underwood currently has a job as an office coordinator at MALKA. She began the job in January 2023. Before that, she served as Office Coordinator at Roku Inc. in 2022 for five months. She worked on various administrative tasks including coordinating catering reservations, expenses, filing, and communication. She managed the front desk reception area, welcoming guests, assisting new hires, and coordinating deliveries.

Merissa began her career as Creative Sync Intern at LAVA Music. She had also worked as an event assistant at VEGAN FASHION WEEK. She assisted the CEO with the production of the Vegan Fashion Week Showcase & Market 2021 event.

From 2021 to 022, Merissa worked for as SEO Content Writer and Leslie Lewis Consulting as Executive Assistant.

Additionally, Merissa competed for the title of Miss Montana USA 2020 and won on 15th September 2019 at the University of Montana Dennison Theatre. She was an official spokesperson for the state of Montana for the Miss Universe Organization.

Merrisa’s pageantry bio reads, “Merissa is a Political Science and Journalism major (Loyola Marymount University). She has spent her entire life horseback riding competitively in 3-Day Eventing which led her to become an Animal Rights Activist & Environmentalist, volunteering with various animal rights & environmental organizations. She is passionate about raising awareness about the correlation between Factory Farming and Climate Change. Music has long been a love in her life as she is a poet, songwriter, music producer, and DJ in her spare time.​​”

Merissa represented Montana for the title of Miss USA 2020.

Merissa is adamant about spreading the word about how factory farming and climate change are related. She frequently shares videos and images on social media in which she implores her followers to support animal rights causes and adopt a plant-based diet in order to combat climate change.

Merissa, a vegetarian in her teen years, joined the Future Farmers of America, where she encountered the truth about how her peers and fairgoers handled animals. The model began consuming more plant-based foods in favor of dairy products. turned to veganism as a result.

How Old Is Merissa Underwood?

In Aug 2022, Merissa Underwood reached 31 years old.

Merissa Underwood Boyfriend

No, Merissa Underwood doesn’t seem to have a boyfriend. She is very private about her dating life.

Who Are Merissa Underwood Parents?

Merrisa Underwood was born to her mother Christina Underwood. Born in 1964, Christina is 58 years old.

In August 2017, Merissa wished her daughter, “Happy 25th Birthday to my youngest Merissa Underwood. When I was pregnant with her I had a dream I was having a little girl and her name was Merissa Elizabeth, so thus became her name. Deborah Brock and I walked a few miles( I think ) to Kaiser while I was in labor to see if I really was in labor! That was August 21, we thought she would share the same birthday as her uncle Tony Underwood. However, she decided to make the day her own and join us on August 22nd.”

Christina concluded, “There were a few scary moments in her birth where she was quiet but that is where the quiet ended;) I have loved watching you grow up into the beautiful young woman you are today. From soccer to ballet to horses to pageants. You and your sisters are the light of my life. You bring me joy and love and I am grateful to be your mom. So many memories and so many more to create. Now hey Mom your pretty…….pretty ugly ( as GMA quietly says no….) LOVE you!”

Merissa is the youngest of three children born to her parents. Her oldest sister Ashley Celeste was born in 1987 and is currently 35 years old celebrating her birthday in November 2022. Her older sister is named Terina Underwood.

Most of her family members are now living in California.

Merissa Underwood Height

Merissa Underwood stands tall above height of 6 feet 4 inches. Her tattoos are her distinct features.

Related FAQs

  • Where Is Merissa Underwood From?

Merissa Underwood is living in Missoula, Montana. She is originally from California.

  • When Is Merissa Underwood Birthday?

Every year, Merissa Underwood celebrates her birthday on 22 August.

  • Is Merissa Underwood On Instagram And Facebook?

Yes, Merissa Underwood is on Instagram (@merissa_underwood) and Facebook (@merissa.underwood.167).

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