|Maya Jama Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||August 14, 1994|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Maya Jama is a British television personality, radio presenter, and model who rose to fame after co-presenting the TV show Trending Live! (2015-2017). She gained further popularity by appearing on several other programs on the small screen like Cannonball (2017) in which she was the co-presenter, True Love or True Lies (2018) where she was the anchorwoman and The Duchess that had premiered in September 2020 in which she has played the role of Sandra. Maya has also been the host of numerous radio programs including #DriveWithMaya (2014–2017). She has built a substantial social media presence with her Instagram account alone having garnered more than 3 million followers.
Maya Indea Jama
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
She attended Cotham School in Cotham in Bristol.
Television Personality, Radio Presenter, Model
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
She has dated –
- Rico Gordon
- Stormzy (2015-2019) – She has dated British rapper Stormzy. Their breakup was the inspiration behind his single Lessons (2019).
- Ben Simmons (2021-2022) – In 2021, Maya was rumored to be dating basketball star Ben Simmons after they were spotted kissing at the 2021 Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. In January 2022, Maya was spotted wearing a diamond engagement ring and it was later reported that the couple had gotten engaged. In August 2022, it was revealed that the couple had decided to end their engagement and had separated.
- Riccardo Tisci (2021) – Rumor
- Chunkz – Rumor
- Leonardo DiCaprio (2023) – In 2023, she was rumored to be dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio after it was reported that the couple partied together in London in February 2023 over the BAFTA weekend. However, Leonardo later denied the dating rumors.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (Black and White)
She is of Somali descent on her father’s side of the family and of English, possibly Swedish descent on her mother’s side.
She often tends to dye her hair in different shades.
- Prominent cheekbones
- Expressive eyes
She has endorsed or promoted several brands such as Smirnoff.
She has served as an ambassador for brands like Adidas and the Australian hair care brand Aussie.
In 2019, Maya appeared in Kurt Geiger‘s “Spring/Summer 2019” campaign.
Maya Jama Favorite Things
- Big Fan Of – The affordable fashion brand PrettyLittleThing having collaborated with the line
- Concept Of Beauty – Having good energy and a positive aura and treating people nicely in the way she herself would want to be treated
- Wellness Regime – Trying to get as much sleep as possible, Just having a good time as she has believed happiness to be synonymous with wellness, Feeling good and not putting too much pressure on herself or working excessively
- Beauty Hacks She Has Trusted – Putting cold spoons ice or freezing peas under her eyes when they are swollen, Showering before bed and dousing herself in coconut oil, Wiping her face with cucumber
Maya Jama Facts
- She was raised in Bristol.
- She was named after the American poet and author Maya Angelou.
- Maya shifted to London when she was 16 years old in order to pursue a career as an actress, kickstarting her job by presenting the weekly music video countdown on JumpOff.TV in London.
- Her charisma has dated back to her teenage years when she was in high school when there would be throngs of students following her around the school.
- Maya has revealed that she had taken beauty inspiration from the girls at her school. She has recalled her earliest beauty memory to have been attempting to do eyeliner at home in her mother’s washroom in Bristol after seeing all the girls applying liquid eyeliner at school and that was her favorite thing ever to do despite being what seemed to be the most difficult art to master in the world. She would sit in the bathroom for hours on end with a face wipe taking it off and redoing it until she could get a cat-eye and that had been the first bit of makeup she had actually learned to do properly.
- In 2018, she started hosting a podcast titled When Life Gives You Melons.
- In 2018, she was named the ambassador of Savera UK, which provides services to individuals who have experienced ‘Honour’ Based Abuse (HBA) and Harmful Practices.
- From 2018 to 2020, she served as the presenter of her eponymous show, Maya Jama on BBC Radio 1.
- In 2018, Maya launched a clothing line with the fashion brand, PrettyLittleThing. She launched a 2nd collection in February 2019.
- In 2019, while donating blood during an NHS campaign, Maya was found to have the rare and in-demand Ro blood subtype.
- In May 2020, it was revealed that Maya had left Radio 1 after 2 years.
- In December 2020, she launched her face and eye mask range, MIJ Masks.
- In 2023, Maya was announced as the host of the dating reality series, Love Island.
- In July 2023, Maya was featured on the cover of British Vogue.
Featured Image by Maya Jama / Instagram