Aaron Marino is a lifestyle blogger, fitness expert, and male fashion enthusiast. He lives to give confidence to the average man on the street through his men’s image consulting firm called Alpha M. which he began in 2006. This was the same year he released his M. Apparel clothing line.
He also has a YouTube channel called AlphaM which he created in 2008 and runs a virtual grooming service in a bid to reach more men. For years, he has helped men around the world in realizing their self-worth, potentials and to practically feel great about themselves. Alpha M., after all, is about turning ‘average Joes’ into ‘Alpha Males’.
Aaron also pitched on Shark Tank Season 7 finale. The insight he got from the show led to the birth of his new company – Pete and Pedro – which produces men’s hairstyling products.
Aaron Marino Biography (Age)
Aaron was born in the United States of America on the 19th of May, 1976. Being one to keep his family life away from the public, little is known about his divorced parents. He is an only child and had two step-fathers whom he didn’t get along with. His mum gave him a fitness membership card at 13 which he claims changed his life. It is also evident that he adores her.
His craze for fashion apparently began very early as he recalls his first day at kindergarten when he wore tapes around the ankle of his jeans. At 7, he had a self-haircut and soon went on to cut for his neighborhood kids. There is little wonder he was voted ‘Best Dressed’ in high school despite his shopping from thrift stores. He attended college in West Virginia, got a business degree and moved on to live in Atlanta, Georgia.
In GA, he got a job at Bally’s where he met his future business partner. The duo opened a nutrition store but Aaron got cheated when it became successful and he left with low self-esteem. After counselling, he went on to co-own another nutrition store but left again as his partner was selling drugs out the back. At this point, he set out to fulfil his dream of being a trainer. He met and helped a lady get rid of overweight issues and they jointly opened a gym which ultimately shut down due to financial and legal issues.
The good thing about the fitness centre was that he met a man, Steve, who asked his opinion on what to wear for a date. This began his journey as a Stylist.
Who Is Aaron Marino’s Wife? Is He Gay?
Aaron Marino got married to Tracey Woodard Marino in 2007. They were together for five years before going on to get married and it’s been eleven years down the line. She has been off the public eye because Aaron insists that he opened himself up and not her. They do not have kids together yet.
Tracey was born on 22nd January 1976. According to her profile on LinkedIn, she is a seasoned business development and marketing professional. Having worked in the past with Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart, Precision 2000, Inc. and Contour Engineering, LLC, she is presently the Corporate Marketing Director at NOVA Engineering and Environmental, LLC.
It is expected that as a man running a men’s styling blog, Aaron is bound to get advances from the gay community and even be labelled as one. This perception is further heightened by his appearance in some videos as a drag queen ‘date’. He once said that his wife likes to joke about him being a gay guy with a straight penis. And that is all there is to it!
Aaron stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and by societal standards, he is a short man. However, he is one short man with a lot of confidence who has gone on to build same in other seemingly short men and others. He has been said to be one of the few short men who are proud of their height and ‘flaunting’ it around.
Quick Facts About Aaron
Real name: Aaron Marino
A.k.a: Alpha M.
Birthdate: May 19th, 1976
Birth sign: Taurus
Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)
Wife: Stacey Woodard Marino
YouTube: 4 million subscribers (Alpha M.)
Net worth: $700,000 (from YouTube)