Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date of Birth: February 4, 1993
Ethnicity: Indian [Bengali, Malayali]
Maria Thattil is an Indian-Australian model, writer, speaker, and digital creator. She represented Australia in Miss Universe 2020, and placed in the top 10. She is the second Miss Universe Australia of Indian descent; the first was Priya Serrao, Miss Australia 2019.
Maria was born in Melbourne, to Indian parents. Her father, Tony Thattil, is from Kochi, Kerala, and her mother is from Kolkata, West Bengal. She was raised Catholic.