Maria Menounos: 10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Maria Menounos

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Sure, you see me on TV and the red carpet chatting it up with celebs, but there's a lot more to me than camera-ready makeup and couture gowns (although, those are pretty cool, too). I wouldn't say I was a regular gal–I've definitely been privileged to have so many wonderful experiences, to meet and speak with the world's most recognizable and influential people. For this I feel tremendously blessed and proud. But though a lot of my life is in the public eye, there's a lot of myself I don't let the cameras see. Want to know what I'm really all about? Keep reading for 10 facts about yours truly you didn't know before.

  1. I’m a South Park addict.
  2. When I was young, I had to wear metal leg braces and steel shoes.
  3. I had my first kiss at age 18.
  4. I’m dying to play Roxie Hart in (the Broadway musical) Chicago.
  5. I adopt elephants through Sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.
  6. My perfect night in includes a beer and loaded potato skins.
  7. I once saved a 5-year-old from choking.
  8. I launched Afterbuzztv.com because I believe webcasting and podcasting are the future.
  9. I used to be a makeup artist.
  10. I have a photographic memory.