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    • Vanessa was ranked #69 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008.

    • Vanessa has the lead role in feature film Redefining Love.

    • Vanessa is Vegas Magazine's February 2008 cover girl. This issue features an article about her readiness for anything and acting pursuits.

    • Vanessa is Lucky magazine's July 2007 cover girl. She shares her effortless glamour tips.

    • Vanessa hosted Miss Universe 2007.

    • Aside from acting and working on TRL and Entertainment Tonight Vanessa is Flirt! Cosmetics' Guest Creator for 2007 which launches in August. She's also currently endorsing the Bongo clothing line (2006-2007).

    • Vanessa is the cover girl for Shape magazine's April 2007 issue. Inside the magazine she shares her 3-step stress makeover.

    • Vanessa is once again the cover girl for Maxim's October 2006 issue. This issue features photos and an interview with her.

    • Vanessa is dating Nick Lachey.(2006)

    • Vanessa's nickname is Nessa.

    • She was named #15 on Maxim's Hot 100 list of 2006.

    • She has an older adopted brother, Vincent.

    • Vanessa is 5'8"

    • Vanessa has co-hosted on talk shows The View and Live with Regis and Kelly. She also appeared as a guest on The Tony Danza Show and Isaac.


      Vanessa filled in for Kelly Ripa and co-hosted with Regis Philbin on Live with Regis & Kelly on March 23, 2006.

    • Vanessa is in Nick Lachey's music video "What's Left of Me" (2006) as his ex-love interest (ie, Jessica Simpson).

    • For a Vogue photo shoot, Vanessa dressed as Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals) from the '80s movie Flashdance for a tribute to the Oscars. The other ET reporters dressed for the occasion as well. The photos can be seen in the February 2006 issue of Vogue.

    • At the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant, Vanessa Minnillo said she would be interested in studying engineering at college.

    • She enjoys playing flag football, volleyball and tennis.

    • Vanessa has three mini-pinschers, Rudy, Little Nicky and Bubba.

    • Vanessa is Maxim's October 2005 issue cover girl with a feature and photo spread. The photo shoot was inspired by the videos of Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Beyonce.

    • Vanessa is the cover girl for the June 2004 issue of American Cheerleader magazine.

    • Vanessa's currently a VJ at MTV and hosting shows, such as Morning After, TRL, and MTV Hits. She visited TRL at the end of her Miss Teen USA reign in 1999.

    • other works: host for shows such as Street Pace (as Vanessa J. Minnillo, 2000-01) on Fox Sports Net and ESPN's National Cheerleading Championships; co-host of the Miss USA 2001; finalist for E!'s Wild On search for the next host; one of the fresh new faces on MTV and host of their summer 2003 show Morning After; judge on Miss Teen USA 2003; co-host on CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade (2003, 2004); host of Miss Teen USA 2004, The Shady National Convention, Spring Break Celebrity Fantasies (2004); co-host of The Greatest Commercials: Super Bowl vs. The World (2005), Live 8 (2005); appeared on Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out (2005)

    • pilots: WB's Top of the Pops (host; 2001); FOX's The Break (Malia; 2003)

  • Quotes

    • Vanessa: I know that a lot of girls nowadays are proposing to guys but I think I'll be old fashioned. I'll wait until I have grey hair before I propose!

    • Vanessa: (on her ad campaign shoots) The shoot is inspired by sexy pinup fun, we've got eight different looks.

    • Vanessa: (on Bongo) I have always loved Bongo, I love the jeans, but I didn't realize the wide range of Bongo products.

    • Vanessa: (on her new ad campaign) I shot my very first ad campaign, and I am the new Bongo girl, and I am very excited, honored and pleased, I got the call and it was a no-brainer.

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