Former 'View' Cohost Debbie Matenopoulos On Her 22-Year-Old Self: 'You Poor Thing' (VIDEO)
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Since "The View" first premiered in 1997, co-hosts have come and gone, but viewers still remember the original five: Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira and Debbie Matenopoulos.
Matenopoulos, often criticized and parodied for her 22-year-old point of view, was fired after two years. "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" caught up with Matenopoulos in Greece as she worked on her cookbook of traditional family recipes, It's All Greek to Me, and reflected on her co-hosting days.
"It has been 16 years since I was on 'The View,' -- 15 or 16 but who's counting," she says in the above video. "That was the most amazing experience of my life to date and still the most amazing job. At that time I probably didn't realize what a big deal it was because I was so young."
"Did I say and do some crazy things? Yeah, I look back at that girl and I say, 'You poor thing.' I mean that poor, poor thing," she laughs. "It was difficult to read stuff about myself that's for sure, in the press,
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