Maria Menounos is an American actress, journalist, and television presenter known in America for her appearances as a correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra, and abroad for co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece.
Menounos appeared in FHM magazine and in People magazine in 2004 as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People.” In another poll conducted by askmen.com, Menounos was voted one of the top five girls a guy would most want to marry, along with Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Jessica Alba. She has also beaten Jessica Alba and Charlize Theron for “Cyber Vixen of the Year” on Spike TV’s video game awards. On August 8, 2010 she won the Madden NFL Pro-AM MVP award. She also won MadTV’s “Smokin’ Hot TV Personality” Award for 2010.
Nonprofit Causes: Menounos founded the charity “Take Action Hollywood!” after her trip to South Africa. Reporting on the devastating effects of the AIDS crisis she was inspired to create TAH!, a charity that utilizes the power of the entertainment industry and the medium of film to affect for positive social change. Maria also created the Cosmo Girl Cup, a national, annual competition and award given to the group of teens who do the most in their communities to affect for positive social change. Menounos also presented at the Earth Day Network’s Climate Rally in Washington, DC on April 25, 2010. She encouraged people to go green and threw carrots into the crowd. Menounos acted as the Masters of Ceremony for the First Annual Los Angeles CureSearch Walk for Children’s Cancer held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on October 24, 2010. Reference
Maria Menounos Host “Extra”, Allison Janney Actress “The Help”, AmberYoo Board Member “FLAAS”, Ever Carradine Actress “Rizzoli & Isles”. Celebrities Attend Friends of LA Animal Shelters (FLAAS) launch party. Special guest Maria Menounos honored for her outstanding contributions to Los Angeles animals. Donations gladly accepted at the event with all proceeds going to FLAAS (501c-3) which directly distributes the money to animal shelters in need of funds. Attendees invited: Jamie Kennedy (Malibu’s Most Wanted), Ashlan Gorse (E! News), Nikki DeLoach (MTV’s Awkward), Elisabetta Canalis (Dancing with the Stars), Melissa Rycroft (Dancing with the Stars), Beverly Mitchell (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Taryn Manning (Hawaii Five-O), Galen Gering (Days of Our Lives)