Who is Marikh Mathias from “The Bachelor”?
Marikh Mathias was born on 11th January 1990, in Salt Lake City, Utah USA of Indian descent. She is a 29 year-old businesswoman, model and reality television series contestant, who became famous for her appearance in the 22nd season of ABC’s highly popular reality show “The Bachelor”. She is also an owner of a restaurant and a successful model. Her career has been active since 2014.
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Marikh Mathias Wiki Bio: Early Life, Family, Education
Marikh was raised in her hometown alongside her brother Adam and her sister Mehwish. Their mother is a cook and currently works as a chef in Marikh’s restaurant – the name and occupation of her father is unknown to the public. Nonetheless, Marikh has stated in several interviews that her parents are hard-working and supportive people who raised Marikh and her siblings to be respectful of both their American and their Indian heritage. Thus, all three of Mathias children are fluent in Urdu, Hindi and English.
Speaking about her education, Marikh started searching for the right career path for herself at a young age. Having matriculated from high school, she had a clear vision of what she wanted to do in her life, so enrolled at the University of Utah in 2010, and after four years graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Strategic Communication. While at the University, she started modeling as a way to earn extra money to support herself, and after graduation she continued to work as a full-time model.
Right after finishing her studies, Marikh landed a public relations and branding job at an unknown company, however, in September that year, her parents asked her to join the restaurant they had been running for several years located in Salt Lake City called “Karma Indian Cuisine”, and as the name suggests it specializes in traditional Indian dishes. Deciding to join her family, Marikh was placed in charge of the “business” part of running a restaurant, while her mother worked as the cooking expert and head chef. The two have been successfully running this venture for nearly five years now.
For a short period of time she tried to juggle her corporate job with that of running a restaurant, before deciding to quit the former and focus completely on the family business. Marikh and her mother opted to expand the restaurant, and also wanted to cater to more diverse palates. Marikh’s involvement with the restaurant includes everything from branding to designing the logo and running the restaurant’s website. In addition, she helps her mother with creating new ideas for the menu. Speaking of this job, Marikh stated that she “absolutely enjoyed the experience”.
As we have already mentioned, during her studies Marikh did not think that modeling would develop in anything more than a side job for her. However, thanks to her natural beauty and great physique, she found major success in modeling, and says that modeling had enabled her to take on many exciting assignments, most of which were commercial work with various lifestyle brands. As of recently, Marikh had a collaboration with the famous magazine “Maxim”, with two stylish underwear photo shoots named “Artiste in Orange” and “Artiste in Black”, photographed by Nick Saglimbeni.
In 2018, Marikh joined the 22nd season of the hit reality series “The Bachelor”. The show revolves around a single man trying to find the love of his life from a pool of potential romantic interests. Throughout a single season, the bachelor eliminates candidates one by one until he selects the last one and proposes to her. In the show’s 22nd iteration, the bachelor was the race car driver and real estate agent Arie Luyenduk Jr. Mathias’ appearance on the show was notable because she was the first woman of Indian descent featured in the series, especially because “The Bachelor” attracted some criticism due to lack of diversity among the show’s contestants. Mathias stated in an interview: “I do want to reiterate that I didn’t see myself as a role model for brown girls, but I saw the opportunity for being the first female of Indian descent on “The Bachelor” as me being representative of the large brown community in the States”. Throughout the show, Marikh often wore traditional Indian clothes as a way of promoting her Indian heritage; she was eliminated in the fifth week of the show at Fort Lauderdale.
Even though she was already an accomplished businesswoman and a model as well, Marikh really rose to stardom after her appearance on “The Bachelor”. Speaking of her plans for the future, she stated that she plans on keeping her job running the business of “Karma Indian Cuisine”, and that she will also continue to model – “The Bachelor” helped her realize that she enjoyed being in front of the camera. Therefore, she is now trying to add the title of actress to her resume. She has an agent, and has been to several auditions, hoping to land her first acting gig. Meantime, Marikh has launched her own clothing line called “Maroos World”.
Speaking about her personal life, Mathias joined “The Bachelor” with a hope of finding her true love. However, after several weeks of the show, she stated that she became disillusioned and realized that Arie Luyenduk Jr. was not the man of her dreams. She is currently into casual dating, but asserts that there is nothing serious going on at the moment. She currently resides in Salt Lake City.
Shot by the ever so talented Raquel, Summer 2015.
Marikh Mathias is a diverse, energetic and creative individual who has managed to build both a successful business and modeling career. Thanks to this, and her appearance on the reality show “The Bachelor”, she has amassed a net worth of around $5 million, according to estimations by authoritative sources.
— Marikh Mathias (@maroosworld) January 16, 2018
Marikh has an Instagram account with nearly 44,000 followers, on which she often posts pictures from her photo shoots, and promotes various brands. She also owns a Twitter account with over 6000 followers.
Appearance and Physical Characteristics
Marikh is well known for her natural looks and attractive physique. She is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall and has a fit figure. She has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.