Give a warm welcome to The Real Housewives of Vancouver's reigning pop princess, Mary Zilba! You may know Mary from one of her four (count 'em!) chart toppers in Canada, but nowadays she's a dedicated housewife and mother to three feisty teenage boys. Mary and her kids live in a waterfront penthouse condo in Vancouver, where they enjoy the finer things in life and look fabulous 24/7!
Back when she lived stateside, Mary was crowned Miss Ohio and entered into the Miss USA competition. She's no stranger to the silver screen and spent her formative years on TV and in the recording studio until she baked a bun in her oven and put her career on hold. "I'm a humble person," Mary tells The Vancouver Sun. "I'm not a person who feels that I'm any better than anyone else. I've never felt that way."
Mary and her investment banker husband got divorced a few years ago, and now she's single and ready to mingle after coming off a nasty breakup with her boyfriend, Craig Auringer. With a refreshing new lease on life, Mary's ready to jump back in the spotlight, so expect to hear her latest song "Hero" on the radio any day now! Oh, and she's also launching a new tequila (Blue Tulum), as well as her very own scent (MZ by Principessa Beauty), which means you can smell just like her. All our dreams are coming true!
When Mary isn't playing the field or hanging with her kids, she sits on the national board for Tuberous Sclerosis Canada, a foundation which raises money for a cause close to her heart. "I am a compassionate humanitarian and very passionate about my charity work," Mary explains. "This show enables me to have a greater voice to speak out and raise awareness for the organizations I care deeply about."
Aw, Mary is so down-to-earth for a celeb — a point which she likes to hammer home. "I cry easily; I'm sensitive; I love being a mother," Mary says. "I'm very protective of my children. I'm like any other woman out there."
Except, you know, famous.
Source: Slice, MaryZilba.com, The Province, The Vancouver Sun