Who is Mary Padian? Wiki Bio
Mary Padian was born in Dallas, Texas USA, on 24 August 1980, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is a journalist and a TV personality, best known for having starred in the reality TV series “Storage Wars”, which also starred Brandi Passante, Jarrod Schulz and Laura Dotson, and which follows four professionals who are bidding to buy abandoned storage units, to benefit from what might be hidden inside.
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The series has been airing since 2010, and has been nominated for a TV Guide Award for the Favorite Guilty Pleasure in 2012, while Mary was shooting for it from 2014 to 2017, appearing in a total of 41 episodes.
Early life and education
Mary was raised alongside her younger brother Luke by their father John Gerard Padian, who is the owner of a plant in which metal is recycled, and their mother Teresa Ann Padian, who is in the real estate business. John is of Irish descent while Teresa is from Lebanon – they divorced in 2009.
Mary grew up being interested in writing stories and articles, and it was in high school that she joined a journalist club and at the age of 18 started working as an intern for “D Magazine”. Upon matriculation, she enrolled at the University of Texas, Austin graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in photo-journalism in 2002.
Career as a journalist and a TV personality
Mary launched her career in 2003, when she started working as an assistant editor for the magazine “Architectural Digest” in New York City – it published its first issue in 1920, and is focused on articles related to landscaping and interior design.
Mary had her own section in the magazine in which she wrote about the unique things which she bought for her house, and which were very cheap, and she also created “Mary’s Finds Video Blog” to show these items to the public. After Mary’s close friend and mentor, Paige Rense decided to quit “Architectural Digest” in 2010, Mary felt all alone, and decided to move back to Dallas.
In 2011 Mary opened an antique shop called “Mary’s Finds”, and soon met Moe Prigoff, who has been selling her antiques for years now.
It was Moe who told Mary about the storage unit auctions, and she bought and sold numbers of them before she was invited to appear in the series “Storage Wars”.
Moe also appeared in “Storage Wars” in its first three seasons, and is the owner of his own antique store “River Regency Modern”. He is easily recognized by his unique clothes, but his wife isn’t that happy with his career, because Moe has been piling up the things he hasn’t sold over the years in their backyard.
Love life and relationships
Mary is very secretive when it comes to her love life, and has shared very little about her affairs with the public. After she joined “Storage Wars”, rumors began spreading around the internet that the journalist and antiques dealer is lesbian, due to the fact that she hasn’t talked about any men she might have dated. Some people stated how she was in a long-term relationship with her college sweetheart from 1999 to 2002, but that they split after he proposed, as Mary wanted to focus on her career.
However, Mary introduced her boyfriend Dylan to her fans in an episode of “Storage Wars” in 2016, and it appears as though the two have been together ever since. Not a lot is known about Dylan except that he is younger and taller than Mary and some people believe that the two have recently become engaged and are planning on marrying in the summer of 2020. They are currently living together in Los Angeles.
Hobbies and other interests
Mary is interested in all kinds of arts, and she knows how to write, paint, and do interior designing.
She is a lover of languages and enjoys hearing weird English words and expressions with her favorite being ‘Razzle Dazzle’. Mary is very close to her family, especially to her father as he has supported her while she was working on her career. Mary has uploaded numerous pictures with him onto her Instagram account ,and keeps saying how she owes him all that she has earned, and who she has become.
Mary likes to walk around without wearing any make-up, but as some make-up artists have stated, she is a natural beauty and has a perfect face for make-up.
She has shared several pictures with the public in which she is dressed up glamorously, and had her hair done professionally.
She is keen on watching movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Joaquin Phoenix, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie, while some of her favorite movies include “Rain Man”, “Gladiator”, and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life”.
Appearance and net worth
Mary is 39 years old. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 1in (1.55m) tall, and weighs around 108lbs (49kgs) As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $600,000.