Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vanessa Minnillo

Vanessa Joy Lachey (née Minnillo, born November 9, 1980) is an American television personality, television host, model, and actress. A former Miss Teen USA, she has been a New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and a host of Total Request Live on MTV. She was the host of the Miss Universe 2007, which was held at Mexico City, Mexico, in the National Auditorium, with Mario Lopez.
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Her father is an American of Italian and Irish descent, and her mother, the former Helen Bercero, is of Philippine decent. Minnillo has an adopted brother, Vincent,who is two years older.
Minnillo's family moved frequently because of her father's service in the Air Force. She lived in Washington, California, Nevada, Florida, Germany and Japan and attended eight different schools in nine years. Minnillo's parents separated in 1983 and divorced in 1986. 
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After her mother's remarriage, Minnillo and her brother moved to Turkey with their mother and new stepfather. By 1990, in the wake of Operation Desert Shield, Minnillo and her brother returned to their father's home, eventually settling in Charleston, South Carolina, where Vanessa Minnillo attended the Roman Catholic Bishop England High School and was a cheerleader. From then on, she lived with her father and his second wife, Donna.
Minnillo was crowned Miss South miami Teen USA and went on to win the title Miss Teen USA in 1998, the first Miss Teen USA from South miami and also the first from South miami to be named the pageant's Miss Congeniality.
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The pageants served as a springboard to wider fame. She was a host on MTV's Total Request Live (TRL) from 2003 to 2007 and became a New York City correspondent for Entertainment Tonight in 2005.
She hosted Miss Teen USA (2004) and co-hosted Miss Universe (2007). Minnillo was a finalist in E!'s competition to replace Brooke Burke as host of Wild On.
She hosts True Beauty, a competition in which 10 contestants vie for $100,000 and inclusion in People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People issue. The series premiered on ABC on January 5, 2009, with a first season that ran through February 23, 2009. ABC renewed the series for a second season which ran from May 31, 2010 through July 19, 2010.
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Minnillo will become co-host of ABC's Wipeout beginning in winter 2011.
After leaving MTV and Entertainment Tonight, Minnillo was featured in print and web-based advertising for BONGO Jeans' Spring/Summer 2007 collection.
She has been spokeswoman for Flirt! Cosmetics, a line she helped create which debuted in August 2007, in Kohl's department stores.
In May 2006, Maxim magazine ranked Minnillo #15 in its annual Hot 100 issue.
She has been featured on the covers of Maxim (October 2005, October 2006), Shape (March 2007), and Lucky (July 2007).
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Minnillo has appeared in television series including That's Life, City Girls, The Bold and The Beautiful, Psych, Hawaii 5-0 and Maybe It's Me. In 2008, she played Ashlee in an episode of How I Met Your Mother.
She starred in the 2008 comedy Disaster Movie, a spoof of big-budget Hollywood disaster movies. Released on August 29, 2008, the film had moderate box office success, earning $34,624,652 worldwide. The film received extremely negative reviews, earning six Razzie Award nominations. As of January 2011, it stands at number sixteen on the IMDb Bottom 100.
Minnillo signed on to appear in Redefining Love, a 2009 romantic comedy,but she is not listed in the final cast.
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In November 2009, announced that Minnillo would guest star alongside Disaster Movie co-star Kim Kardashian on CBS's CSI: NY. "The ladies (Vanessa and Kim) portray two women who've managed to concoct a very interesting scheme that ends in murder," confirmed executive producer Pam Veasey. Minnillo's former MTV colleague and close friend, La La Vasquez, as well as the band Train, will also appear in the episode.
In 2011, she guest starred on 30 Rock as Carmen Chao, Avery's coworker at NBC who is competing for the same promotion.
After meeting Nick Lachey and starring in his music video "What's Left of Me (song)," the pair dated for nearly three years. Minnillo's publicist confirmed the couple's split in June 2009.In the fall of 2009, it was announced they had reconciled. In November 2010, they announced their engagement.They were married July 15, 2011, on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands,with an intimate party of 35 close friends and family.

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