|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Maria (Marietta) Chrousala
11 March 1983
Rizari, Edessa, Greece
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||129 lb (59 kg)|
|Measurements||33-26-38 (US); 88-65-91 (EU)|
|Hair color||Dark blond|
In 1985 her family moved to Athens. She won the title Star Hellas in 2003 and was chosen to represent Greece at the Miss Universe 2003 pageant, making it to the semifinals and finishing in fifteenth place. She had already been working voluntarily since 2002 for the 2004 Summer Olympics, while she was also chosen after winning her title as one of the celebrities to take part in the Olympic Flame torch relay which took place in various countries and finalised in Greece.
Chrousala has a degree from the University of Athens in Mass Media and Communication. She is currently working on her Master's degree in Psychology of Communication. She is represented by Ace Models Agency and has appeared on the covers of numerous fashion magazines. She was the co-host of the TV game show "Poly tin Kyriaki" (Greek: Πολύ την Κυριακή) for its first season on Mega Channel. She left Mega Channel for Alter Channel to make her own show. Now she is the main host of the morning game show "I Ellada Pezei" (Greek: Η Ελλάδα παίζει) which will continue next season.
On June 5, 2010, Marietta married Leon Patitsas, British-born CEO of Atlas Maritime. Her wedding party, which took place aboard the Greek armored cruiser Georgios Averof, a famous war memorial, caused an uproar of criticism, especially when photos of the party surfaced in the local media showing celebrities dancing on the floors of the ship and Navy officials taking part in the celebration, particularly in contrast with the economy crisis of 2010.
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