Maria Menounos, a former beauty pageant contestant and now field reporter for a Hollywood gossip tv show, Access Hollywood, hopes to qualify for a position in the Huntington Beach AVP Crocs Cuervo Gold Crown Open this weekend in HB. This is the beautiful Greek woman with long dark hair, big brown eyes, and an award-winning figure to rock men off their feet. She’s a total show-stopper in a bikini, according to the adoring male fans who have written columns and blog notes about her on the internet, stating in naughty language that they’d like to be her love interest, if for only a day (and if their girlfriends and wives would allow them the pleasure. ) Model/Actress and entertainment correspondent Maria Menounos will attempt to qualify for the AVP Cuervo Gold Crown. Menounos hopes her athleticism coupled with her 5′ 9″ stature will enable her to experience the same success on the beach volleyball court that she’s had in front of the camera. All eyes are on the prize in this heated competition.