DWTS 14: Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos’ parents emigrated from Greece and Menounos is fluent in Greek. She won the Miss Massachusetts Teen USA pageant in 1996 and won the Miss Massachusetts USA 2000. Yet she’s more than just a pretty face. She was hired as a reporter for Channel One News and traveled to El Salvador to report on the 2001 earthquake. She was hired by “Entertainment Tonight” to report on music, movies and fashion. She later worked for “Access Hollywood.” She also hosts “Extra” as of 2011.

Menounos also moved into acting with recurring roles on “Without a Trace” for CBS and “One Tree Hill” with The CW. She played herself on “Entourage” and “Tropic Thunder.”

Full name: Maria Menounos

Partner: Derek Hough


  • Age: 33
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Hometown: Medford, Massachusetts

College: Emerson College

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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

Posted on March 20, 2012, in Dancing with the Stars Season 14, Maria Menounos, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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