Maria Andy Tettamanti is a Miami-based journalist and blogger. From a journalism standpoint, she a contributor The Miami Herald and Miami.com. She is also a columnist for The Huffington Post and Weston Magazine and serves as Allure magazine’s Miami Beauty Editor. Additionally, Maria has also published works in USA Today, Us Weekly, Ocean Drive and Life & Style publications.
Maria also pens Miami’s top designer fashion and travel blog, thewordygirl.com. On this funny website about serious fashion and travel, she shares her words on high-brow fashion, luxury travel, current beauty trends and personal development — and whatever whims come to her mind on that particular day. Folks like her brutally honest and wittily written blog so much, Maria has been featured live on the Today Show, CNN (woah!) and Sirius XM Radio and has been featured in an ELLE magazine spread. Maria has collaborated with brands such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Chanel, Neiman Marcus, ELLE Magazine, Burberry, Audi, Cadillac, Warby Parker, Lululemon, Target, Comcast, Soho Beach House and more. Year after year, thewordygirl.com wins No. 1 honors from outlets such as Racked.com and CBS.com. So cool, we know!
Maria is often asked if she’s Cuban due to her incessant use of the word, “Aye!” but here’s the real deal: She was raised in the idyllic seaside town of Cape May, New Jersey by her zany Greek parents who eventually tired of the cold weather and moved to sunny Coconut Grove, Florida. In the Sunshine State, Maria attended Ransom Everglades High School and graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. After numerous full-time editor roles in the rough-and-tumble world of magazines, Maria now freelances from her home because she is vehemently allergic to cubicles. And mean bosses. And office dress codes. In fact, Maria prefers to work in her pajamas with an unwashed face. Doesn’t everyone?