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Maria Zucchero- Denkov, who is she? Did you know…

Updated: Nov 16, 2022


Who is Maria Zen Zucchero?

Maria was born and raised in Illinois

to Italian parents. She graduated from the Elmhurst University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing. After completing her education, she decided she wanted to take some time off to travel and explore what the world had to offer. As an inspiring artist she found her niche in makeup & skin. Maria knew M.A.C. Cosmetics was a dream job and landed a position downtown Chicago at Marshal Fields on State Street. There she knew the journey began as a makeup artist for weddings, events, commericals, movies & more.

After years of learning dance she obtained a talent agent to explore the avenue of professional modeling, dance and commericals. Her exploration of working hard towards her dreams was the pinnacle of her achieving roles in performing for some artists in the industry. She can still remember the callback like it was yesterday for the movie soundtrack “Shrek” for the Baja Men “Best years of our lives”. Maria had the audition, landed it and had to tape the music video at the Aragon in Chicago with some of the best artists, and producers in the industry. Followed by artists R Kelly, for “ I Wish”, and at Chicago Theater for “Franky Beverly & Maize”. One of her grandest moments was the Radio Music awards in Las Vegas where she was invited to watch performances by Christiana Aguilera, Jayz, Enrique Iglesias,  Ricky Martin & so many more.

Soon after her last performance she set off to expand her talents to England where she continued her education as a prosthetic & special effects artist. This soon ended abruptly for Maria because September 11 happened and lead her to leave London and back home to Chicago.

Maria found her calling in helping others and decided that she wanted to pursue a career that included her passions: science, aesthetics, art and business. The four worked harmoniously in later helping her envision and create Her first business Abella Cosmetics, second business Circle Edge Productions, third business Mediestheticsgroup and finally House of Gemneyemz where Zenscriptions was conceived.

     Although a wanderlust at heart, Maria finally settled in Florida where she would go on to study esthetics, laser devices & nails. Trained by world-renowned professionals in each industry, she has dedicated herself to providing excellence and perfection in each individual craft. Maria’s desire to help others, work-ethic, attention to detail, and appreciation for the arts and sciences are what motivate her to provide the best possible experience for each and every one of her clients.

She is currently a level lll Reiki Master, crystal & chakra energy healer, orgonite creator, and bracelet jewelry maker. (More in bio on website)

Her Story


Having been trained by world renowned industry professionals, Maria’s credentials boast an impressive accumulation of techniques and skills:

Reiki Master education:

Soderworld Wellness healing center where I studied under Master Shannon Chada

Facial Treatments:

-Expert in ALL MEDICAL GRADE SKINCARE  products and proprietary treatment protocols

-Advanced training in lasers with CYNOSURE, palomar, Hologic, Venus Concept, Aesthetic Management Partners, Sente and Colorescience.

-Formal training by SKIN MEDICA skincare

Facial & Body contouring Sculpting:

-Advanced facial & body sculpting training by doctors, and master world leaders in the industry with Sculpsure

Professional Makeup training by Ginger Damato at the Jerry Springer Show at NBC STUDIOS

Waxing & Eyelash extensions:

Met Anastasia Beverly Hills and she approved her brows which became a symbolic moment for her career.

Family dynamics is considered a wealth of blessings which include Mine, Yours & Ours.

Mom of three beautiful children, stepmom, survivor of first divorce and currently married to her husband Wesley.


There is more to come as my journey has just begun again.

If you are interested in finding out more check out GemNEyemz

** Zen inspired products for the soul**

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