Eva Marcille, the winner of the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model, was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 30, 1984.

The fashion model attended Raymond Avenue Elementary School, Marina Del Rey Middle School, and Washington Preparatory High School.

She later enrolled at the Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, but left halfway, after winning the reality show at the age of 19 in 2004.

And while her success from an early age is evident, some of the credit also goes to her parents, who presumably supported her dreams of becoming a top fashion model.

But Who Are Eva Marcille’s Parents?

Marcille’s parents, who have been instrumental figures leading up to her successful career, come from two different roots. Her mother, Michelle Pigford, is an African American, while her father is Puerto Rican.

In a 2008 interview, the fashion model revealed that she lived with her family in Jersey City, but moved back to her birthplace, i.e. Los Angeles, after getting into modeling.

She also implied that her parents lived in Los Angeles for a long time together.

Eva Marcille’s Parents Are a Happy Couple

The TV personality’s mom, Pigford, manages an Instagram handle where she has 4,833 followers as of this writing.

A quick scroll through her handle shows that she usually shares adorable snaps of herself and her husband, showing the love between them.

For instance, on February 12 this year, she grammed a selfie featuring the couple and informed her followers that she and her “hubby” got their COVID-19 vaccine.

In the picture, both of them wore matching masks while Marcille’s dad also sported a Raiders’ cap.

On July 6, 2019, Pigford also updated her friends and family members about her husband’s health. She shared a picture of her husband chilling on a boat while stating he had been “living his best life” after his stroke nine years ago.

A power couple, definitely!

Eva Marcille Calls Her Mother a ‘Mentor’

Even though Marcille posts about her parents occasionally, she perfectly expresses her love and respect for them whenever she does.

In her May 2020 post, she wished her mother a Happy Mother’s Day, describing her mother as her “mentor, rock, and guide.” She further thanked her for the sacrifices she made for Marcille and her brothers.

Thank you for every sacrifice, every tear, every struggle, every smile, every word of encouragement, every hug, for every I love you...thank you Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day.

Her post featured a series of pictures of the mother-daughter duo from over the years. The pictures also saw other members of the family.

“You look like your Mom,” someone complimented by commenting on her post.

On the other hand, Pigford regularly shares solo pictures of her daughter, as well as pictures of them together, on her Instagram.