Vanessa was able to make good use of her platform as Miss Teen USA. She knew what she wanted as a career. Eventually, she became the New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and hosted Total Request Live on MTV. She has also starred in two network sitcoms, while hosting various competition and reality shows through the 2010s and up to this year actually. She is also a seasoned pageant host for both Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. Last December, she was co-host of Steve Harvey for the Miss Universe 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Here’s a movie trivia for you: Have you watched the movie “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”? Betcha didn’t notice her quick appearance as the wedding date of Johnny (Chris Evans).
Vanessa was born at USAF Clark Regional Medical Center in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. Her father, Vincent Charles Minnillo, is an American citizen from Cleveland, Ohio of Italian and Irish descent, while her mother, Helen Ramos Bercero, is from Manila, Philippines. Minnillo has an adopted brother who is two years older. Her father moved the family frequently because of his 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 were divorced in 1986.
Anyways, Vanessa married singer Nick Lachey last 2011 after years of a more-on-less-off relationship. They have been blessed with three children ever since.
Watch the couple’s latest TV guesting on The Kelly Clarkson Show which aired just last March.