Who is Kirstin Maldonado?
Born Kirstin Taylor Maldonado under the sign of Taurus on the 16th of May 1992, in Fort Worth, Texas USA, Kirstin is an Hispanic singer and songwriter of mixed Spanish, Italian and Mexican descent. She is perhaps best known to the world for being a part of the a cappella group named Pentatonix, but has had a number of other successes throughout her often lucrative singing career since 2011.
Early Life and EducationKirstin was raised an only child in Arlington, Texas by her Italian-Spanish mother Angelica Maldonado of an unknown profession, and her Mexican father Michael Cisneros – his profession is also unspecified. Kirstin expressed the wish to one day be a singer when she was only five years of age, and when she was eight and her mother remarried, Kirstin sang at her wedding reception. Eventually, this effort convinced her mother to enroll her in vocal classes, and before long Kirstin also became involved in theater, starring in various local plays. As for her education, she attended Holy Rosary Catholic School prior to attending Martin High School, and after her matriculation in 2010, she enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in musical theatre performance. However, she dropped out to chase her career, which was helped thanks to the connections she made during her education years. It is unknown whether she plans to eventually continue her studies and get a degree.
CareerKirstin’s career started only a year after her matriculation, thanks to the friend she met while starring in local plays, named Mitch Grassi, and the one she met during her high school years, named Scott Hoying. The first began as an a cappella trio that went around the high school, covering popular songs, but the group later drifted apart somewhat as Kirstin left for college, but was in 2011 reassembled by Scott, who had plans on putting together a group for NBC’s a cappella competition entitled “The Sing-Off.” Both Kirstin and Scott joined the group, and the trio now needed two more members to boost their vocal capabilities, so Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola were additionally introduced to the fold, and thus Pentatonix (Pentatonics – five tones) group was created. The group ended up winning the third season of the said show, after which they started working on their releases, meanwhile garnering a large number of fans on YouTube through their covers of the most popular songs. To date, they’ve released several albums as well as EPs, while their YouTube channel has now accumulated over two billion views. Kirstin also has three of her own singles, entitled “Break a Little”, “All Night” and “Naked”.
Pentatonix are the proud holders of three Grammy Awards, their first won in February 2015 in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a cappella category for their cover entitled “Daft Punk”, which was a mashup of various songs by the legendary group. In February 2016 came their second Grammy in the same category for “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from their album entitled “That’s Christmas to Me”, and their third Grammy came in February 2017, won in the Best Country duo/group performance category for their cover of “Jolene”, in which Dolly Parton herself was involved.
— kirstin™ (@kirstin) May 7, 2018
As for Kirstin’s romantic involvements, nothing is known about her love life prior to her first and only public relationship: she has been dating the singer Jeremy Michael Lewis for a while now, while they also collaborated together and with other groups on various occasions, such as in February 2016 in a video with the group Voctave. That said, they also have a few covers as a duo, including “I See the Light” from “Tangled”, “Go the Distance” from “Hercules” and “You’ll be in my Heart” from “Tarzan.” Jeremy proposed to Kirstin on the 29th of May 2016, and they were supposed to marry at some point in 2017, however, they postponed the wedding, for unknown reasons.
What is Kirstin Maldonado’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Kirstin Maldonado is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Kirstin’s accumulated wealth is over $8 million, while her annual earnings are said to be $750,000. She has made her fortune as a singer, earning the most from her long-term presence as the only female member of Pentatonix. As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced singer, her vital statistics and current weight are unknown, while her height is 5ft 4ins (1.63m). Her body shape is generally described as fit, while her hair color is pitch dark and her eyes are dark green.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Kirstin seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as her presence is ubiquitous on most social networks. Her Facebook page currently has almost 600,000 followers, her Twitter account over 450,000, and her Instagram account almost 800,000 fans.