Dancing With The Stars contestant Maria Menounos is one tough cookie!
According to reports, the entertainment reporter suffered two broken ribs during rehearsals with partner Derek Hough, and is said to be in excruciating pain which led her to wear a rib brace under her gown during Monday night’s performance.
But despite her injury, the 33-year-old dominated an energetic quickstep sending the crowd into a cheering frenzy, and earning herself a total of 46 points! The “Extra” host told the cameras “No pain, no gain” before her dance on Monday night.
Placing just behind Katherine Jenkins and RoShon Fegan, the beautiful brunette told host Brooke Burke, ‘”Injury or not, I’m going to be a tough Greek and I’m going to kick some [butt]! I feel great. I did my best. We powered through!’