Mario Lopez, host of the entertainment news show, "Extra," and a star on Broadway and television, will add another accomplishment to his list: host of the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters 12th annual gala benefit.
Lopez will join other celebrities and Laguna Beach community members on the red carpet at the annual event, which benefits the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters Building Fund.
Lopez began his career as one of the main characters in the hit teen series "Saved by the Bell." While hosting "Extra," he also had hosting duties on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew." No stranger to rigorous dance routines, he danced his way to the finals in the third season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Following up "Dancing With the Stars," in summer 2009, he completed his first run on Broadway, starring as Zach in the long-running musical "A Chorus Line."
He has also published three books: "Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness"; "Mud Tacos," a children's book he co-authored with his sister Marissa; and most recently "Extra Lean," a guide to healthy eating that was recently named a New York Times best seller.