Kirstin "Kirstie" Maldonado (born May 16, 1992) is an American singer and member of Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix. Together with Pentatonix, Maldonado has released seven studio albums, won three Grammy Awards, and sold over 6 million albums.
Maldonado was born in Fort Worth, Texas on May 16, 1992. Her mother is Spanish-Italian, while her father, Michael Cisneros, is Mexican. Maldonado was raised by her mother Angelica Maldonado in Arlington, Texas. Maldonado was only five years old when she first expressed the wish to become a singer. At eight years old she sang at her mother's wedding reception ultimately convincing her mother to enroll her in voice lessons. Maldonado also got into theater and starred in several local productions. It was through the local theater community that Maldonado met Mitch Grassi; a future fellow Pentatonix member.