Maria Menounos, the American entertainment reporter, television personality, super actress, professional wrestler and seasoned businesswoman was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts to parents Costas and Litsa Menounos on 8th June 1978. She joined Medford high school and later proceeded to Emerson College where she graduated in 2000.
Maria Menounos Career Details
In 1995, Maria began to grow her passion for beauty pageants and in 1996, she participated and won in the Miss Massachusetts teen U.S.A. She went ahead to participate in other contests such as the Miss Teen U.S.A. where she got an honorary mention and in 2000, she competed for the Miss Massachusetts U.S.A. title where she scooped the 1st runners up position.
Maria Menounos boasts professionalism in many fields. She is a seasoned businessperson, professional wrestler, and entertainment reporter amongst others. While in her senior year in Emerson College, Maria took to reporting for the Channel One News. This stint earned her the opportunity to travel wide and conduct high profile interviews including one with former US President, George W. Bush.
Menounos, a long time WWE fan made her first appearance in the wrestling industry in 2009 when she teamed up with Nancy O’Dell as a guest host for WWE raw. On October 2009, she made her debut in the ring in a tag team match. In 2011, she saw to it that her team defeated the Bella Twins and the Divas of Doom.
Maria Menounos brought into the wrestling industry moves such as the “stink face” and the “leg trap sunset flip powerbomb”. Over the years, her career in the wrestling field has continued to grow and has seen her host the WWE Hall of Fame red carpet pre-shows in 2014 and 2015. She also served as a guest backstage interviewer for WrestleMania 31, WrestleMania 32 and WrestleMania 33. Even though her career in the industry seemed to take a dive after she underwent brain surgery in June 2017, she still plays a big role behind the scenes but her life in the ring seems to have spiraled down.
Right from college, Maria Menounos had a great interest in acting. In 2005, she acted as a nurse in an American superhero film, Fantastic Four. Other films in which she had a role are Kickin it Old Skool (2007) and Entourage (2015). She made her debut on television in 1990 when she hosted the Channel One News .
Maria Menounos founded the not- for -profit organization, Take Action Hollywood, after visiting South Africa where she reported on the effects of AIDS. She also formed the Cosmo Girl Cup, which is a national annual competition and award given to the teen group with the highest positive contribution to social change in their community.
From the diverse income generating activities Maria Menounos is involved in, it is certain that the thought of how endowed financially she is has crossed a mind. How much does she earn from her activities?
Maria Menounos Net Worth
Menounos net worth is estimated to be about $9 million as of 2019. Details on her current salary still remain scanty with her fortune coming from different sources and high-end projects.
Maria Menounos Dating History, Husband Keven Undergaro
In 1998, Maria Menounos began a relationship with Keven Undergaro, who was the Afterbuzz TV CEO. The two dated, in what can be termed as one of the longest dating episode lasting for about 19 years. All through this time, the two were together in the Howard Stern’s radio show. In 2006, Maria was rumored to be dating Vin Diesel, an American actor, producer, director and screen writer.
Eventually, Keven proposed to Maria, live on radio in early 2016. Maria accepted the proposal and the two finally registered some positive news; engagement after 19 years. The engagement stood the test of time and the two tied the knot on 31st December 2017 in Times Square, just minutes into 2018 on live television, a wedding officiated by co-host Steve Harvey . As such, Maria took the husband she had known for twenty years.
Maria Menounos Body Measurements, Ethnicity, Zodiac
Maria stands 170.2cm tall, weighs 59Kgs and is of slim build. She is white and of Greek ancestry. She has dark brown eyes complimented by her dark brown hair. She once was hospitalized with dehydration from her strict diets, after which she took a no-restrictions approach. Despite this, her slim body has retained its beauty and form. She is a gemini.