Frisco native named winner of NBC’s The Voice

(L-r): Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton on the new season of “The Voice.” CREDIT: Trae Patton, NBC

Maelyn Jarmon, 26, who lists Frisco as her hometown, was named the winner of this season’s The Voice on NBC.

Now living in New York, Jarmon has always loved music, despite facing some challenges. At two years old, she had tubes inserted into her ears to treat recurring ear infections. The tubes ultimately damaged her eardrums and left her deaf in her right ear and with only 80% hearing in the left ear. At 13, Maelyn started voice lessons and became heavily involved in musical theater. At 17, she was encouraged to try Broadway and her parents moved with her to New York City to give it a shot. At 21, she stepped away from Broadway and is now focusing on creating original music.