The Kardashians Inspired Maria Menounos to Pursue Reality Television

By  March 26, 2014

While the sartorial set is recovering—or reeling, depending on who you ask—from the initial shock of KimYe’s Vogue coupMaria Menounos is commending the Kardashian clan for inspiring her latest venture: reality TV.

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“It’s definitely scary to decide to say yes, obviously, to a reality show. And I think for us, I kind of resorted to my usual, nerdy qualities, and made a list,” the Suave Professionals ambassador told Glam about her new Oxygen reality series Chasing Maria Menounos. “Some of the bigger pros were really getting to spend more time with my family. I’m friends with the Kardashians. I love watching the fact that they get to be with each other, I think that’s so fun and so nice.”

While the family factor was a major part of her decision—we get to see the antics that ensue between Menounos, her longtime boyfriend Kevin Undergaro, and her parents, who all live together under one roof—the show is also a platform for Maria the multihyphenate. Though she’s most popular for her post at Extra, which she’ll be leaving soon, Menounos is also a WWE fangirl, Dancing with the Stars alum, actress, producer, author, and purveyor of a pretty amazing head of hair. Don’t believe us? Just check out the mane attraction in the video below!