Menounos was in the Big Apple filling in for Kelly Ripa on "Live with Kelly and Michael." After a meeting with publicists in a midtown Manhattan high rise, Menounos boarded an elevator where she and another passenger felt the elevator stop, sink half a floor down, where they remained stuck inside for the next 20 minutes!
Watch Maria’s video from inside!
With the aid of building employees, the intrepid Menounos pulled the doors open. Once safely in the hallway, one of the employees recognized Menounos' signature laugh and said, "Oh now I know who you are… you should take a picture with me!" The TV host was happy to take pictures with the men who helped get them out!