Nothing screams peak reality TV like Netflix's hit show Selling Sunset. It's a combination of hot people making tons of money and the process of selling crazy-gorgeous, uber-expensive homes in the Hollywood Hills. The third season of the real estate show just dropped on the streaming giant, and I am L-I-V-I-N-G for all the unnecessary drama I can enjoy from the comfort of my couch.
While the show is filled with tons of interesting characters, fans of the show agree that a universal favorite is 32-year-old Maya Vander. She kills it at selling homes, but her honesty with her fellow co-workers is inspiring as well. Before you settle into all the drama at drama happening at the Oppenheim Group, here's everything you need to know about Maya Vander.
Maya was always interested in real estate.
According to her bio page on The Oppenheim Group's website, the 32-year-old mom has always been interested in entering real estate. Growing up in Israel, her family invested in properties and flipping homes. Her mom told her to get her real estate license, and that's when she fell in love with it.
When she arrived in Los Angeles in 2002, she said, "The moment I arrived, it felt like home." Before Selling Sunset was picked up, she was with the Oppenheim Group for three years. She's obviously been busy, because Grazia estimates her net worth to be around $1 million.
She's married with two children.
While she hasn't revealed her husband's identity on the 'gram (we respect the privacy!), she and her hubby have been married for three years as of June. According to Grazia, she suffered two miscarriages before giving birth to a son, Aiden, in April 2019 and a baby girl, Elle Madison, in May.
You won't see her children in the third season of the Netflix show, sadly. "Apparently, it's expensive to film a baby in production. They have to hire nurses, Vander explained to Women's Health. "The baby can only be on up to 30 minutes. It's a whole thing."
She's focused on the Miami housing market right now.
Fans of the show know that in past seasons, she flew back and forth to Miami to visit her husband. Because of the coronavirus virus, the powerhouse has been kicking it back in the Sunshine State with her family.
That hasn't stopped her from doing what she does best: Sell homes. She's currently with the Douglas Elliman Real Estate company that operates out of the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area.
According to Page Six, she's not against the idea of The Oppenheim Group setting up shop on the west coast. "I think there is a market for it in Miami," she said in an interview. "That would be great for me to be associated with such a luxurious brand in Miami, in Florida. But, you know, it's just an idea for now. And we'll see how it goes."