Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Maria Menounos

The host, actress, and star of Chasing Maria takes our Q&A!

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What’s your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

Pictures of my dog Athena, who recently passed away. She was a rescue I saved from a puppy mill. I put up a gallery on my Facebook that also helps raise money for the Humane Society’s fight against puppy mills.

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

Bud Light.

What’s the one word you are guilty of using too often?

Choice curse words.

What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

Looked up the AfterBuzz TV after-show for House of Cards.

Who is the last person that called or texted you?

Joe Gear, co-star on Chasing Maria, to check on my dogs. He’s our best friend and security at our house.

When is the last time you went to a theater?

Two weeks ago to see The Lego Movie.

What TV show should everyone should be watching?

Other than Chasing Menounos, obviously, Extra!

And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

Bar Rescue.

What’s the first CD you bought?

Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction.

What is the one food you cannot resist?

Pizza.

What music are you currently listening to?

“Happy” by Pharrell and “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie.

What movie makes you laugh the most?

Friday.

What drives you absolutely crazy?

Lying, tardiness, apathy.

Pick one: kittens or puppies?

Puppies.

New York or Los Angeles?

Boston.

Comedy or drama?

Comedy.

Bacon or Nutella?

Nutella.

’80s or ’90s?

’90s.

Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?

Lassie and Flipper — I’m an animal person.

And finally: Tell us a secret.

I used to read Joan Lunden’s biography Friday nights in college. I think my laugh came from listening to goats growing up in villages in Greece. And I’m actually a 12-year-old boy…at heart.








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