Eva Marcille belongs to the class of celebrities who rose to prominence before the age of twenty. Marcille dropped out of college at the age of 19 to contest in the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model and later emerged the winner of the competition. Her victory, which came with prizes such as a modeling deal with Ford Models, a CoverGirl cosmetics deal, and a spread in Elle marked the beginning of her career.
From starting out as an inexperienced model, Marcille has grown to become a first-rate supermodel in the industry as well as an actress and television show host. Besides walking the runway for several fashion brands, she has also appeared in over 20 television series. Her recent projects in the movie industry are Scared Famous and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
The elegant model is the daughter of Michelle Yvette Smith (an African-American) and Evan Anthony Pigford (a Puerto Rican). Her mother, Michelle, gave birth to her in Los Angeles, California, on October 30, 1984.
Eva’s full name is Eva Marcille Pigford. She, however, took up the name “Eva Pigford” when she began acting. According to records, her middle name was coined from her grandmother’s name; it’s actually a combination of her granny’s names, “Marjorie” and “Lucille”.
Talking about the model’s education, she had her elementary education at Raymond Avenue Elementary School and later studied at Marina Del Rey Middle School, from where she finished up at Washington Preparatory High School in 2002.
Marcille furthered her education at the renowned Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia but eventually withdrew from the institution of learning shortly after she won the hotly-contested America’s Next Top Model.
Eva Marcille Daughter, Husband, and Baby Father
Unlike some Hollywood actresses, Eva has had a few men in her life. Though her first two relationships didn’t work out, her last known affair finally clicked and has been on the smooth side for some months now.
The model’s first documented relationship was with popular Hollywood star/photographer/model Lance Gross. The pair began dating in 2006, got engaged in 2008, and separated in 2010. Lance Darnell Gross was born on the 8th day of July 1981, in Oakland, California. He is famed for his role in the widely acclaimed television series, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. Gross is the son of an African American mother and a Ghanaian father.
Shortly after Marcille’s relationship with Lance ended, she got connected to Florida-born singer/rapper Tramar Lacel Dillard and later began an affair with him. However, the duo’s relationship only lasted for two years (from 2010 to 2012). Popularly known as Flo Rida, Dillard was born on the 17th day of September 1979. He has been in the music industry since 2000.
Eva’s next stop was at the doorsteps of Los-Angeles’ musician cum actor, Kevin McCall. The pair began dating in 2013 and welcomed their first child, a daughter called Marley, in January 2014 before calling it quits some months later. Marcille currently has a full custody of Marley following her separation from her baby daddy.
At the moment, the model is in a serious relationship with Michael Sterling, a U.S-born attorney who lives in Atlanta. The couple became engaged on December 25, 2017, and share a son, Michael Sterling Jr. Eva and his partner welcomed their son into the world on April 13, 2018. Sterling studied law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He also vied for the position of Atlanta mayor during the city’s 2017 mayoral election.
Her Net Worth
Over the course of her varied careers, Eva Marcille has made neat and robust earnings from her roles as a television host, actress, and a model. While it’s difficult to tell if she has other business endeavors, it is believed that her wealth stemmed from her involvements in the showbiz business.
According to various sources, she has a net worth estimated to be $3 million. As someone who has a lot of things to accomplish, she stands a chance of doubling her wealth in the near future if she continues to excel in her varied careers.
Height – How Tall Is She?
Marcille has the right body type for her profession. She is amazing, charming, and possesses unique curves that make her outstanding in the modeling industry.
The superstar is 5 feet 7 inches tall and her body statistics are 32-23-32 inches. Eva is blessed with a pair of dazzling green eyes and light brown hair.