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Maria Menounos: Bikini bare in Times Square to pay Super Bowl bet

February 7, 2012 |  5:52 pm

Maria Menounos in a bikini, with A.J. Calloway and Mario Lopez

The Super Bowl brought a win for the New York Giants and a loss for Maria Menounous. A loss of clothing, actually, that saw her bikini-clad in chilly temperatures in New York City, hosting "Extra."

Menounos, a New England Patriots fan, had been so confident her team would win, she said she'd host the show in a bikini if they didn't.

And ... they didn't.

"Sorry about your loss," a possibly insincere Mario Lopez said Monday morning in front of the cameras, before Menounos shed her robe and revealed a red, blue and white bikini. And how was she doing? "I'm in Times Square in the middle of winter in a bikini, Mario." Duh.

Though fellow correspondent A.J. Calloway did his best to keep their girl warm -- reminding her, for example, that "God is a Giants fan," and providing a pair of knit gloves -- Menounos later lamented her pregame chutzpah.

"I can't believe my Patriots lost. I was so confident that every day I ate like I was never going to eat again, and now," she said, looking down at her exposed, absolutely flat abs, "y'know."

Really, Maria? Really? We don't know, actually, but thanks for sharing. 

As the guys pointed out, never let it be said that Menounos doesn't keep her word -- even when the temperature is in the 40s.



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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: "Extra" host Maria Menounos, an avid New England Patriots fan, with Giants fan AJ Calloway, left, and Mario Lopez in New York City's Times Square on Monday. Credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images