Maria Menounos Beats Out Alex Rodriguez to Design Her Dream Jeep – Complete With Dog Bed

The SiriusXM host reigns supreme over the MLB All-star and NYC-restaurant gurus The Infatuation in the “Jeep Wrangler Celebrity Customs” challenge

Last Updated: September 26, 2018 @ 4:35 PM

When it comes to designing cool car concepts, it turns out that women really are better than men — well Maria Menounos is at least.

The SiriusXM host thrashed the competition in the “Jeep Wrangler Celebrity Customs” challenge to create her dream Jeep, as she beat out baseball legend Alex Rodriguez and NYC restaurant media platform The Infatuation’s Andrew Steinthal and Chris Stange at the big reveal Wednesday night.

Boston Red Sox fanatic Menounos came armed with plenty of trash-talking — mostly aimed at her New York Yankees nemesis Arod – as ESPN “Get Up!” co-anchor and former NBA player Jalen Rose kept the peace as the host of the finale event.

Maria Menounos Jeep

Menounos’ four-wheeled creation (above) will fit in perfectly on Venice Beach and came complete with a dog bed, treats holder and a makeup compact on the steering wheel.

Meanwhile, Arod’s futuristic design (below) looked like it had been driven off a set for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The 14-time MLB All-Star from Miami decked it out with a nightclub-quality sound system and a cigar humidor in between the front seats.

Arod Jeep Wrangler

The Infatuation’s electric-blue Wrangler came complete with an ice cream maker, serving up slightly melted cones.

The six-episode web series saw contestants team up with professional customizers and Jeep Performance Parts to craft an all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler that reflects their styles and personalities.

Each celebrity partnered with a professional customizer to bring their vision to life — Rodriguez partnered with Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast Customs, Menounos with David Tonapetyan of DCD Customs, and Steinthal and Stange of The Infatuation with Stefano Loria of AutoCraft NYC.

Check out the vehicle specs below:

  • Alex Rodriguez x West Coast Customs | Rodriguez’s matte black-wrapped Wrangler included a custom grille, LED lighting, a humidor, an iPad Pro embedded on the dash, supped-up wheels and tires, and a nightclub-quality sound system.
  • Maria Menounos x DCD Customs | Menounos’s light blue Wrangler was transitioned to a two-door model with a custom dog seat and specialized lighting for makeup touch-ups.
  • The Infatuation x AutoCraft NYC | Steinthal and Stange’s royal blue Wrangler was transformed into a fully-functional ice cream truck.

To catch up on the season or to watch the sixth and final webisode, which will include footage from Tuesday night’s event and detail the final specs of each vehicle, visit www.Jeep.com/Celebrity-Customs. Episode six will be released on Thursday, Sept. 27 and open voting for the “Fan Favorite Award” will run from Sept. 27-Oct. 5.