Jan. 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM ET
It's not unusual to ring in the New Year with a kiss, but it is traditional to know the identity of the person one chooses to smooch. But for actress and author Jenny McCarthy, not knowing the name of the man she locked lips with in Times Square on Saturday night didn't make the moment any less special. That's because she shared one heck of a kiss with a New York City police officer.
McCarthy, who stopped by TODAY Monday morning to whip up some fun from Sabra Ricci's "Lobster for Leos, Cookies for Capriorns: An Astrology Lover's Cookbook," said the identity of the officer remains a mystery -- for now.
"If he's out there, will you please get a hold of me?" the actress asked before adding, "I thought it was really cute and really sweet."
As for why McCarthy decided to lock lips with one of New York's finest, she simply said, "I thought, why not give back?"
Not that kissing the officer was exactly a sacrifice.
"I loved it!" she admitted.
Of course, there's no shortage of potential McCarthy suitors waiting around if the mystery man doesn't make another appearance. Following a recent admission that she could see herself dating a bald man, some members of TODAY's crew donned bald caps to show their support.
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