Maria Lekkakos, born and raised in Lynn, MA is a beauty pageant contestant who later grew up in Rockport, Massachusetts who has competed in the Miss USA pageant.
Lekkakos has been involved in pageantry for a long time, first entering a "little Greek pageant" called Queen of Hearts as a young girl. In late 2003, Lekkakos won the Miss Massachusetts USA pageant, and was crowned by Susie Castillo, Miss USA 2003 and Miss Massachusetts USA 2003. Lekkakos competed in the Miss USA 2004pageant held in Los Angeles, California in April 2004, but failed to place at the pageant, which was won by Shandi Finnessey of Missouri.
After graduating from Rockport High School in 1996, Lekkakos attended Catherine E. Hinds school of Esthetics with the Area of Study in Medical/Spa Esthetics in 1998 and Blaine Hair School with the Area of Study in Nail Art in 1998.
As a highly trained and established professional in the field of skincare aesthetics, she currently owns her own business, "M. Lekkakos" in Wenham, Massachusetts. Her spa has been widely noted in numerous national magazines including Allure, Lucky, the Spa Journal and SKIN.
In February 2006 Maria was the wedding stylist for former Miss New York USA 2004, Jaclyn Nesheiwat, the bride of rocker Scott Stapp. Later that year she styled Despina Delios for the 2007 Miss Massachusetts USA competition. Delios won the title.
Favorite movie is The Godfather
Is first generation Greek-American
Favorite song I Only Ask For Your Love
Favorite food is Greek cuisine
Very close to her family
Is proud of her Greek heritage which plays an important role in her everyday life.
^ Beggy, Carol; Shanahan, Mark (2006-11-21). "New Miss Mass has some stylish ties". Boston.com News. Retrieved 2006-11-22.
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