Vanessa Minnillo

Actor and Model
Born Nov 9, 1980

Vanessa Joy Lachey 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Vanessa Minnillo.


1980 Birth Minnillo was born on November 9, 1980 in Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines. … Read More
1983 2 Years Old Minnillo's parents separated in 1983 and were divorced in 1986.
1991 10 Years Old Minnillo's mother remarried and she and her brother moved to Turkey with their mother and new stepfather. By 1991, in the wake of Operation Desert Shield, Minnillo and her brother returned to their father's home, eventually settling in Hanahan, South Carolina, where Minnillo attended the Roman Catholic Bishop England High School and was a cheerleader. … Read More


1998 17 Years Old Minnillo was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen USA and went on to win the title Miss Teen USA in 1998, the first Miss Teen USA from South Carolina and also the first from South Carolina to be named the pageant's Miss Congeniality.


2003 22 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
2006 25 Years Old She dated Nick Lachey in 2006 until their split in 2009. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old 1 More Event
After leaving MTV and Entertainment Tonight, Minnillo was featured in print and web-based advertising for BONGO Jeans' Spring/Summer 2007 collection.
2008 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, she played Ashlee in the How I Met Your Mother episode "No Tomorrow".
2009 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Minnillo signed on to appear in Redefining Love, a 2009 romantic comedy, but she is not listed in the final cast.


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, she guest starred on 30 Rock as Carmen Chao, Avery's coworker at NBC who is competing for the same promotion. … Read More
2012 31 Years Old On September 12, 2012, Minnillo gave birth to their first child, a son named Camden John Lachey.
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