And Menounos, who speaks often about her competitive nature, already expected her team to have a victory in the bag.
Before they hit the New Orleans field, the Extra co-host "bantered with teammate Michael Strahan about their 'inevitable win,' " a source tells PEOPLE.
Determined to look her best during the match, Menounos, who "complained her hair was a mess," got a quick touch-up from Keratin Complex stylists prior to her big game. Looking freshly done, she was joined by Nina Dobrev, who squared off against boyfriend Ian Somerhalder, while he played for the opposing team.
The rest of the weekend went well for the former Dancing with the Stars contestant, who later posted an Instagram shot of herself with two friends, and a caption that said, "Love my girls!! Had such a blast in New Orleans!"
Love my girls!! Had such a blast in New Orleans! instagr.am/p/VTB91iswRq/— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) February 4, 2013
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