Maria Menounos
Meet Maria Menounos






4th with Derek Hough

Maria Menounos (born June 8, 1978) is an American actress, journalist, occasional wrestler and TV presenter. She is best known for playing in films. In 2012 when she was 33, she appeared on season 14 of Dancing with the Stars and her partner was Derek Hough, they made to the semi-finals, but they ended up being eliminated and she placed first with the judges, and she placed fourth on the show. She has only two perfect 30s with Derek Hough. She was confirmed to be coming back for season 15 in July 2012, but it was slated for her to come back to the show and Pamela Anderson replaces Stacy Keibler and her to come back to dance with the other all-stars. She is still in the competition for season 2 of Ben and Toad's Contest.

In August 2011, it was announced that she will be joining Extra, along with season 3 runner up who lost to Emmitt Smith, Mario Lopez.


Menounos is an actress. She started her acting career when she was only in elementary school in grade 6 or 7.

Dancing with the StarsEdit

Menounos was eliminated 9th and the final contestant out from the show on week 9 with Derek Hough and this is the second time a contestant was eliminated after placing first with the judges.

Maria and Derek's highest scores: Paso Doble and Argentine Tango (30)

Maria and Derek's lowest score: Cha Cha Cha (21)