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Missed iVillage's live Twitterview with TV personality Maria Menounos? Never fear, we've got the transcript right here! (That's her, above, in our offices!)
Read on for diet and fashion tips from the author of The EveryGirl's Guide to Life, plus details on her favorite celebrity interview of all time, what's behind her fascination with the WWE, and more.
@Omikron7291 What is your favorite pose/gesture for the cameras when you're on the red carpet or at an event?
@mariamenounos hand on the hip/leg out never fails. remember that big genuine smile. think of someone u luv for that eye twinkle
@kellywallacetv Big fan of @mariamenounos! My ques -- what is the most challenging interview you've done so far in your career?
@mariamenounos the obama family interview. when i realized what i had, i definitely felt the pressure. they were wonderful though.
@ChiraChiras I'm going to a biz trip in San Francisco. What to where to look chic and professional (in an easy way)?
@mariamenounos gap has gr8 black cropped dressy pants i love! cropped black blazer-cute top w/gr8 accessories and nude patent pumps
@iVillage Who or what inspires you?
@mariamenounos the people i interview inspire me. the soldiers, their families, people who come from nothing and do great things!
@mymangobabies after losing 30-40 lbs years ago, what does she do now to maintain her weight? Struggle?
@mariamenounos i don’t obsess and drink hot water all day. go to bing.com/maria for more of my thoughts on this. it curbs appetite!
@iVillage Author, actress, TV host, producer... anything you DON'T like to do?
@mariamenounos i have a passion for life. love so many things… was just as passionate working as a janitor as i am on tv. maybe doing nothing!!!
@iVillage Learned on @todayshow that you used to be a makeup artist. Any other odd jobs we don't know about?
@mariamenounos tons! even once helped a trash man on the street! helped start trophy co, sausage vendor, waitress, janitor, perfume spritzer
@iVillage What's your favorite healthy meal? Favorite splurge?
@mariamenounos black bean mango salad from recipes in my book and mcdonalds #3.
@iVillage So cool! @mariamenounos showed us her super awesome nail polish & jewelry! http://ow.ly/i/amBo
@mariamenounos coco's closet for bracelet
@mariamenounos nails are @katyperry's new black shatter polish. Love
@angelamatusik What was your last great low cost fashion find?
@mariamenounos h&m hot little red blazer. obsessed. steve madden nude patent leather flats. must haves
@mariamenounos wash laundry in cold water (saves u $100), eliminate water bottles at home, reuse towels/jeans, recycle old furniture -- paint helps
@ashleykanoff do you have any workout tips if you are traveling & on the road a lot?
@mariamenounos my lazy woman’s workout in my new book -- no gear required! or resistance bands-also in book.
@iVillage How'd you get hooked on WWE?
@mariamenounos dad was a fan and so we watched growing up. when i wrestled -- it was a dream come true. incredible experience!!
@mymangobabies advice for someone wanting a similar career to hers, where would she suggest to start?
@mariamenounos everything is going to the web. start on ur own video podcast like i just did. afterbuzztv.com -- great way to get urself on cam!
@mariamenounos go to ustream.tv/afterbuzztv april 29 for our live 130am pst royal wedding coverage. u should call in to our hosts!
@iVillage We're all wrapped up! Hope you enjoyed chatting with @mariamenounos. Be sure to pick up her book. http://tinyurl.com/5r9hzfn
@mariamenounos @iVillage thnx everyone for the questions! this was fun! go to bing.com/maria for video tips and let me know how you like the book!