Born on 8th June 1978, Maria Menounos hails from
Greek descent and speaks the language fluently.
In 1995 her friends and family, Menounos began to enroll
in beauty pageants. In 1996 Maria won the title of Miss
Massachusetts Teen USA. She enrolled at Boston's Emerson
College and her sights were set on journalism from day one.
Some days, she would even arrive late after watching the
morning news on CNN for too long. From there was recruited
by Channel One News to become a reporter, which broadcasts
to schools across America.
In 2002, Menounos went on to work for Entertainment Tonight
reporting on movies, music and fashion. She has since turned
to acting and had a role in this year’s “Fantastic
Four” as well as being a regular guest, Jules, on
the TV series "One Tree Hill".