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Maria Menounos (born June 8, 1978) is an American actress, journalist, and television presenter known at home for her appearances as a correspondent for The Today Show and Access Hollywood, and abroad for Lal Kostas co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece. Menounos, a Greek American, was born in Medford, Massachusetts, and is fluent in the Greek language. At age 17, she was an employee of Dunkin` Donuts  with aspirations to be something more. Menounos attended the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. In 1995, Menounos began to compete in beauty pageants. The following year, she won the title of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA and competed at Miss Teen USA where she failed to place in the top 10. Menounos did however place in the top 15, receiving an honorary mention, during the preliminary competition; Menounos placed 13th in preliminaries. The pageant was won by Christie Lee Woods. Maria would go on to compete for the title of Miss Massachusetts USA 2000; she placed as the 1st runner up.
In 2008, she became the host of "Hollywood Green" on the "Planet Green" network. "Maria Menounos brings glamour to green living as the hostess of Hollywood Green. Both as the special correspondent for daily entertainment newsmagazine "Access Hollywood," and on Hollywood Green, Maria provides TV viewers with comprehensive coverage of entertainment and news personalities." In 2008, she also had a very memorable role in the movie Tropic Thunder.
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Emerson College, Boston
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TV commercials for Pantene brand hair care products (2005, 2008)
Actress, journalist, television presenter, Voice Artist
North Medford High School
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World Entertainment Talent Agency, B|W|R Public Relations (Public Relations Firm), Nopac Talent, Grabow & Associates, Inc.
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Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Nina Dobrev, Kate Hudson
Elizabeth Hurley, Tiffani Thiessen, Alicia Silverstone, Katie Cassidy, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Slater Trout, Skylar Astin, Gabrielle Anwar, Madchen Amick, Rocsi Diaz, Gillian Jacobs
(2009) Print ads for Pantene's Pro-V Shine Hairspray
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==Maria Menounos== (/mɛnuːˈnɔːs/; born June 8, 1978) is an American actress, journalist, television host, and occasional professional wrestler of Greek descent. She is known in the United States for her appearances as a TV correspondent for [[Today]], [[Access Hollywood]], [[Extra]], and abroad for co-hosting the [[Eurovision Song Contest]] 2006 in Athens, Greece.
===Menounos was born=== in Medford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Greek parents Costas and Litsa Menounos, who worked as janitors in a Boston nightclub. She has a younger brother named Peter. Menounos attended the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, Massachusetts. She also attended Medford High School in Medford.
===In 1995,=== Menounos began to compete in beauty pageants. The following year, she won the title of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, and she competed at Miss Teen USA where she placed in the top 15, receiving an honorary mention, during the preliminary competition. Menounos placed 13th in preliminaries. Maria competed for the title of Miss Massachusetts USA 2000. She was the first runner-up.
===Menounos attended=== Boston's Emerson College, where she participated in the organization Emerson Independent Video. She graduated from Emerson in 2000.
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Maria Menounos (born June 8, 1978) is an American actress, journalist, television host and occasional professional wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE where she has served as an ambassador since 2013. She has made television appearances in the U.S. as a TV correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra, and abroad for co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece. She also co-created and is currently CEO of online podcast series network AfterBuzzTV.
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