Mario Lopez Loves the Ladies

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Mario Lopez, 35, had a “Vegas, Baby!” weekend. He and a coterie of friends did the town on Saturday after Lopez finished hosting the 84th Miss America pageant, which took place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Indiana’s Katie Stam was the big winner (and the first Miss America from Indiana). Avoid scandal, Katie!

The toothy Lopez, looking dashing in an open-collared white shirt, had dinner with an eclectic group including Palms casino owner George Maloof, thorn in Travis Barker’s side Shanna Moakler, former Miss America (and former Catwoman!) Lee Meriweather, and actress Laura Bell Bundy at KOI at Planet Hollywood.

The group (including Lee Meriweather? Did she do shots?) then hit Prive nightclub before finishing up at LAVO at the Palazzo Hotel, where Mario was seen hooking up with a mystery lady! Was Lee Meriweather okay with that?

LAVO is now infamous for hosting Joaquin Phoenix’s debut as a “rap” act last weekend.

Before nude sports fan Mario got toasty with his lady friend, he was all about the pageantry.

“I’m excited more than I am nervous. I love live television, and, although hosting is a real challenge, at the best of times, the secret is to just have fun with it,” he told VegasDeluxe.

Mario definitely has the fun part down.