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Vanessa Minnillo

Vanessa Minnillo

Vanessa Minnillo first came to the public's attention when she won the 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant, at which time she was also awarded the title and honor of Miss Congeniality. She later went on to serve as a backstage correspondent for The 50th Annual Miss USA Pageant in 2001, a judge for Miss Teen USA Pageant in 2003, a host for Miss Teen USA Pageant in 2004, a judge for Miss Teen USA Pageant in 2007 and co-host of the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant in Mexico City.

In 2003, she served as the co-host for MTV's Total Request Live and went onto hosting several MTV specials, including Prom Date, The Real World San Diego Reunion and Spring Break Celebrity Fantasies. In 2002, she hosted the UK crossover hit Top of the Pops and the live finale of The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott.

For two seasons, Minnillo was the New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. During her time with the show, she reported on the latest news regarding music, film, television and fashion.

In addition, she has appeared on numerous television sitcoms, such as Maybe it's Me, That's Life, City Guys and in the film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Last year, she was chosen as the Guest Creator for the Flirt! Cosmetics collection which debuted at Kohl's Department Stores nationwide.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Vanessa Minnillo Facts

Birth Name Vanessa Joy Minnillo
OccupationTV Host, Actress, Model
BirthdayNovember 9, 1980 (43)
BirthplaceClark Air Force Base, Philippines
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Vanessa Minnillo compared to you?
Social Media VanessaMinnillo

Selected Filmography

Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding
¡Qué Sorpresa!
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Disaster Movie
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