Who is Evelyn Cormier?
Evelyn Cormier was born on 16 December 1998, in Claremont, New Hampshire, USA, and is a television personality, best known for being one of the cast members of the television series “90 Day Fiance” during its fifth season. She later returned to television as a contestant in the 14th season of “American Idol”.
The Net Worth of Evelyn Cormier
As of early-2020, Evelyn Cormier’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through success in the entertainment industry. Aside from her television appearances, she is also in pursuit of a professional singing career, hoping to one day make it big by signing with a major recording label.
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Early Life and Music Beginnings
Evelyn grew up in a strict religious Christian family in the small town of Claremont. At a young age, she developed an interest in music, and wanted to make it big as a singer. She initially took violin classes with the encouragement of her parents, but later became disinterested in the instrument, preferring to develop her voice. She listened to a lot of music, and even began writing songs before her teens.
Her father also helped in the development of her voice, and after a few years she formed a band, joined by several adult musicians, being the youngest of the group.
She then began performing locally in various gigs in her hometown and nearby areas. As she continued her education, she took up an internship at the Lake Sunapee Baptist Church, where she was the worship leader for some time. The experience helped develop her confidence, and her ability to perform with a crowd live with a band.
90 Day Fiancé
In 2017, Cormier gained a bit of attention as she became one of the stars of the TLC reality show “90 Day Fiancé”. The documentary series showcases US citizens who begin a relationship and eventually become engaged to foreigners.
Their foreign fiancées then apply for the K-1 visa, which gives them a time limit of getting married within 90 days before the visa expires. This sanction was created by the US government to help the couple decide if the marriage is worth it, while in the US together. The show focuses on that 90-day clause, documenting the life of the couple before their meeting, their subsequent meeting, and the events that occur before the visa time is up.
The couples are often shown with their difficulty in adjusting to the lifestyle of one another, and the challenge of moving from their home country to the US.
The show has been highly successful, leading to various spin-offs such as “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After” and “90 Day Fiance: The Other Way”. As shown in the show, Evelyn met David through Facebook after he discovered her band’s page, leading to the two becoming friends. They quickly bonded online as they came from similar backgrounds, with religious Christian families.
Success and Controversy within 90 Day Fiancé
Cormier’s story like many other stories in “90 Day Fiancé” piqued the interest of many viewers, as these types of relationships are uncommon in the US in terms of documentation.
During their season, the show emphasized the fact that both of them were virgins, and how they promised to each other that they would only have sex once they married. David was very shy when it came to talking about the issue on camera. He also didn’t like the fact that he would make a huge adjustment, by living in a small town.
The show also attracted a lot of controversy, mainly for the fact that Evelyn was only 18 years old and her fiancée was nine years older than her. A lot of viewers didn’t agree with her decision to marry so early in life, while others believed that he was only using her to get a free pass into the US. Despite all the criticism, the two married and are apparently living happily in Claremont.
“90 Day Fiancé” has been accused of many things, including fabricating their storyline for the sake of drama, which is a common issue with (supposed) reality television shows. Fans have spotted photos of the couple together even before the events of “90 Day Fiancé”, indicating that they had already met and were already comfortable with each other even before filming.
Wanting to move away from the reality television and “90 Day Fiancé” label the show put on her, Evelyn began focusing once more on her music career.
In the 14th season of “American Idol”, she auditioned to be a part of the competition and was successful, becoming one of the early favorites of the year. She made it into the top 14 of the competition and had a lot of potential but was ultimately cut and didn’t reach the top 10.
The show has been airing since 2002, created by Simon Cowell, taking its format from the UK’s “Pop Idol”. Its initial run in the US was highly successful, with judges including Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. It helped create numerous stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood.
During the peak of its popularity, it featured various high profile music acts. Its current iteration features Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry – Ryan Seacrest has been the host of the show since its inception.
Evelyn married David Zermeno in 2017, and they reside in Claremont, New Hampshire. They don’t have children, and haven’t expressed a desire to have any, as she is still very young with many years ahead of them to plan for a family. She is intent on pursuing a career as a music artist, and has released songs independently, hoping for her breakthrough. Apart from music, she
loves traveling, and has been to various places in the world including her husband’s hometown in Spain.