Maria Menounos Proudly Displays Cancer Surgery Scars in Bikini Selfie

The journalist revealed earlier this year that she beat pancreatic cancer.
Maria Menounos.

Maria Menounos.

After revealing she survived Stage 2 pancreatic cancer, Maria Menounos is proudly displaying her surgery scars in a two-piece swimsuit.

On July 9, the 45-year-old journalist and television personality shared a mirror selfie on Instagram in which she donned a brown bikini and a white button-up hanging off her shoulders as a cover-up. Menounos stood perched on one foot as she posed for the camera and offered up a sly smile. She accented her beach-ready look with a few pendant necklaces and layers of bracelets on one arm.

“I look back on surgery earlier this year and am grateful for the strength god blessed me with to get through and of course all of the beautiful humans that he sent to help me too!” Menounos wrote in her caption. “Now I see the scars that I sunscreen up carefully to protect and I smile. ❤️.”

Menounos’s comment section was quickly flooded with well wishes and support.

“Love you more than you’ll ever know!” Jenna Kutcher wrote.

“YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION!!! ❤️❤️❤️,” Beau Dunn applauded.

“U are beautiful inside and out scars or no scars 🔥,” someone else added.

In May, Menounos told TODAY that her surgery entailed removing part of her pancreas, her entire spleen, 17 lymph nodes and a uterine fibroid. She and her husband, Keven Undergaro, are expecting a baby girl via surrogate this summer.

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Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.