'I was always running from place to place and the only thing I had time for was drive-through.Even though I was skinny I was eating so poorly that I landed in the hospital for dehydration and nutrient issues,' she said. She told Ladies Home Journal in March: 'I could keep candy and chips in my room and eat all the late-night pizza I could afford.
Back in 2011, several photographers spotted Menounos at the beach, and when she emerged from the ocean, their cameras snapped nonstop.
Maria Menounos from "Chasing Maria Menounos" stars in the Oxygen reality docu-series.
She was previously one of the celebrity contestants on Season 14 of ABC's ballroom competition series "Dancing with the Stars" in spring 2012.
She came in fourth place overall with her partner, three-time champ Derek Hough, who had returned for his 9th season.
Actress, author and the host of "Extra," Maria Menounos' story began cleaning Boston nightclubs alongside her Greek immigrant parents from age of 3, and not learning to speak English until she was 10.
At 22 she became the youngest person to host "Entertainment Tonight," and would later report for "Today," "Dateline" and "Nightly News." She has traveled to such places as El Salvador, South Africa and Afghanistan while reporting on earthquakes, the AIDS epidemic and the war.
Inspired by her world travels and the devastating effects of the AIDS crisis, she created the charity, Take Action Hollywood!
In 2008 she conducted the only interview with the Obama family during the Presidential campaign.
Menounos is the New York Times best-selling author of the self help book, "The Every Girl's Guide to Life." She recently launched After Buzz TV.com, an online digital network dedicated to producing wrap-up shows for America's favorite television series. Bright, articulate, engaging, and one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful 2004," Maria Menounos is one of the hottest up and coming talents in Hollywood.
In 2005, Menounos added two exciting roles to her repertoire.
She joined both NBC News' "Today" as the new "West Coast" correspondent and NBC Universal's "Access Hollywood" as a "special correspondent." She frequently hosts the third hour of "Today." While continuing her acting endeavors, she landed guest roles on the highly acclaimed dramatic CBS series "Without a Trace" and starred in a recurring role as Jules in the WB drama "One Tree Hill," acting opposite Chad Michael Murray and had a guest role on NBC's "Scrubs," playing Zach Braff's love interest.