We all know Vanessa Minnillo as the former MTV VJ on TRL and the beauty that stole Nick Lachey’s heart. Being the naturally attractive woman she is, Vanessa likes to keep her style simple, street chic in her FRYE boots, Dolce Vita sandals or while pregnant and glowing in her Current/Elliott distressed denim jacket.
The former beauty queen and cheerleader was crowned Miss South Carolina and went on to win Miss Teen USA in 1998, and was named Miss Congeniality at the age of 17. She has been featured on the covers of Lucky, Shape and Maxim. In 2007 she helped debut Flirt!Cosmetics, a brand she helped developed, in Kohl’s stores. She is constantly hosting TV shows including How I Met Your Mother, CSI, 30 Rock, and many more. Vanessa has appeared in movies such as The Fantastic Four and the Disaster Movie. She has made Maxim’s Hot 100 list and People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People. She is the current host of TV show, Wipeout.
After changing her name to Vanessa Lachey and giving birth to baby Camden, she confessed that all the attention she received about her fab post-baby body were a result of a great wardrobe, staying active, and avoidance of overindulgence.
Her exotic looks come from her Filipino mother and her American father with Italian and Irish origins. Vanessa herself was born in Angeles City, Pampanga Philippines in November 9, 1980 (the same birth date as hubby Nick.)
Her secret talent is her ability to speak Pig Latin. And her major phobia: having her face licked.