In February of this year, Extra! host Maria Menounos made?quite a spectacle of herself by wearing a bikini in the middle of?Times Square after losing a SuperBowl bet with co-host Mario Lopez. It was a seminal day in on-air journalism … and not just because of the actual semen spilt by gentlemen worldwide after viewing the footage.
On that day the viewing audience got to feel like they were?in on something special, by which I mean the personal friendship between?Maria and Mario, two of the most gratingly spunky people on earth.
Though she’s perky to the point that you want to punch her in the face, Maria Menounos is undeniably gorgeous. She is usually so heavily speckled with makeup on camera that she can look freaky, but Maria Menounos without makeup looks amazing.
In the first photo of Maria with a bare face, she is fresh out of the water and looking gorgeous, if vaguely like a young Maria Shriver. She does have a bit of mascara on, but it’s nothing compared to the heavy mess that she usually wears. Her complexion looks lovely and she’s much more appealing au naturel. My urge to punch her has notably diminished.
The next photo is a still shot from a one of Maria’s EveryGirl Video Tips of the Day, a set of videos in which she offers advice on various topics. In this one, she gives?instructions?on how to apply makeup. She began the clip with a totally?clean face. Even at this angle, it’s?possible to see how naturally beautiful she is. Wildly annoying, but beautiful.