In the Jeep® brand’s inaugural competition web series, “Jeep Wrangler Celebrity Customs,” media personality Maria Menounos beat out truly tough competition from Alex Rodriguez and The Infatuation’s Andrew Steinthal and Chris Stang to win the first ever Wrangler Golden Grille Award.
“It was a close contest, coming down to the final vote,” said Menounos. “Alex definitely brought his A-game with West Coast Customs, as did Andrew and Chris with AutoCraft NYC, but I knew from the beginning that David Tonapetyan and DCD Customs had what it takes to help me build my perfect Jeep Wrangler. I’m beyond excited to be the first ever Wrangler Golden Grille winner!”
“Maria had a vision from the very beginning and DCD Customs was honored to help her realize it,” said David Tonapetyan, CEO of DCD Customs. “From the retro teal color custom paint with the custom interior to match with white accents, down to the 40-inch tires and silver winch, this Jeep Wrangler is one-of-a-kind, just like Maria.”
In the six-episode web series, media personality Maria Menounos, baseball legend and MLB analyst Alex Rodriguez, entrepreneur and the restaurant media platform The Infatuation, with co-founders Andrew Steinthal and Chris Stang, competed with the assistance of professional customizers utilizing Jeep Performance Parts to craft an all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler that showcases their respective styles, passions and personalities. Former NBA standout and sports analyst Jalen Rose hosted the six-episode web series.
Each Jeep Wrangler was judged in three categories: “Stoplight Quality,” “Captivating Interiors” and “Authentically Wrangler.” The judges were Kim Adams House (Head of Jeep Brand Advertising), Mark Moushegian (Jeep Brand Designer) and a special guest judge – rapper, actor and record producer Xzibit.
The Jeep Wrangler Celebrity Customs – Episodes: