Marianela Pereyra

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Marianela Pereyra (born December 17, 1979) is an American model, actress and television personality. She is currently the host of ESPNU's late-night sports and humor show UNITE.

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Pereyra was the hostess for the season three of the Poker After Dark series on NBC, on which she was billed by her first name only.[1] She was the backstage correspondent for the short-lived MTV's Top Pop Group series. She is the best known for her appearances as a VJ on Fuse TV until quitting.

Pereyra was born in Argentina but emigrated to the U.S. with her professional tango-dancing parents when she was 5 years old. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a dual degree in psychology and romance languages.

She has formerly appeared in Maxim magazine, and also served as a commentator for the World Series of Poker in 2007. She also appeared with Fuse as a VJ during its transition from its association with MuchMusic.

In 2010, she was co-host of Road Trip on ESPNU. Since 2011, Pereyra was part of SPEED Channel's NASCAR Trackside show, from October 2011 to 2012.

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