Her parents met during the Vietnam War.
Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields High School.
She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei Frygier , a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director.
She is of German, and some English and Scottish, ancestry.
Upton always knew she wanted to be a model.
There, she became involved with the local playhouse and made her stage debut in a.