Maria Menounos Wears a Bikini on TV -- and Pretends It’s Torture (PHOTO)

maria menounos in a bikiniI'm embarrassed to admit this, but last night, while my husband and I ate dinner, we had Extra on in the background. You know, that Access Hollywood/Entertainment Tonight/The Insider-esque show. Anyway, two of the show's correspondents, Maria Menounos and A.J. Calloway, had a friendly Super Bowl bet. Maria bet A.J. that if New England won, he'd have to don a Patriots cheerleader outfit. And A.J. bet Maria that if New York won, she'd have to sport a Giants bikini. So, obviously, Maria "lost."

The display was hilarious/awful/some of the worst acting you've ever seen in your life. The sexy Extra host stood there, wrapped up in a coat, "bummed out about how she lost," then boom, dropped trou, revealing an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny red, white, and blue bikini. She was so sad to be standing there in front of the world in such skimpy attire. I really felt bad for her.

NOT!

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Maria loved every minute of being in a bikini -- and why shouldn't she? She looked fantastic! But the "Oh no, please, I really don't want to do this" act was one for the books. Who was she trying to fool? She's an attractive, semi-famous (semi-non-famous) woman. Of course she wanted to be on national television in a bikini -- it's great PR. (Much better PR than her last news-worthy bikini incident.)

If Maria would have just owned her half of the bet instead of putting on this ridiculous "Oh, rats" routine, I would have thought this whole thing was cute. Sort of. At the very least, I wouldn't have rolled my eyes. But the fact that it was accompanied by this silly little song and dance makes me want to do more than roll my eyes. It makes me want to barf.

Do you think Maria Menounos was bummed out that she had to wear a bikini on national television?

 

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