Vanessa Minnillo (full name Vanessa Joy Minnillo) was born on November 9, 1980 in Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Philippines. By winning titles at Miss Teen South Carolina and Miss Teen USA she became a television personality.
Biography and Career :
Her father was an Air Force Aircrew Member when he met his future wife, a Polynesian. When she was born the family already had an adopted son, two years older than her.
In 1986 her parents divorced and the children remained with her mother. Soon they moved to Turkey because their mother remarried and the new husband was Turkish. In 1990 they came back to the United States and Helen, her mother, said she was leaving only for a short period of time, but she never came back.
In 1996 she participated at Miss South Carolina beauty
pageant and won the competition. This wasn't the only beauty contest won. Another was the title at Miss Teen USA in 1998.
She participated at the competition for the job of host of 'Wild On' and was one of the finalists, but unfortunately didn't win. She was also the judge at Miss Teen USA pageant in 2003.
"The Bold and the Beautiful", "City Guys", "That's Life" and "Maybe It's Me" are movies in which she was seen before the contract with MTV. Being the host of MTV's TRL brought her a lot of fame.
BONGO Jeans chose her to represent them in the Spring/Summer 2007 advertising campaign.
- Height: 170 cm
- In the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list she was placed on the 62nd place and in Maxim's Hot 100 list of 2006 on the 15th place.
- Her parents' names are Vincent Minnillo and Helen Berecero and beside her, they have an adopted son, Vincent.
- She has Polynesian, Irish and Italian origins.
- "You have to always remember to be yourself."
- "I didn't know what I was doing. I was there to have fun."
- The Greatest Commercials: Super Bowl vs the World (2005) (TV)
- MTV Prom Date (2004) TV Series (2004)
- The Miss Teen USA Pageant (2004) (TV)
- 2 Punk Rock 4 This: The Real World San Diego Reunion (2004) (TV)
- The Break (2003) (TV)
- Beat Seekers (2002) TV Series (unknown episodes)
- Maybe It's Me (1 episode, 2002)
- That's Life (1 episode, 2001)
- City Guys (1 episode, 2001).
Self Filmography :
- Entertainment Tonight (15 episodes, 2005-2007)
- MTV Goes Gold: New Year's Eve 2007 (2007) (TV)
- MTV Video Music Awards 2006 (2006) (TV)
- Howard Stern on Demand (1 episode, 2006)
- High School Stories (1 episode, 2006)
- Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1 episode, 2005)
- Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out (1 episode)
- Live 8 (2005) (TV)
- The Andy Milonakis Show (1 episode, 2005)
- The View (1 episode, 2005)
- The Tony Danza Show (1 episode, 2005)
- The Shady National Convention (2004) (TV)
- Good Day Live (1 episode, 2004)
- Never Before Scene (1 episode, 2004)
- Spring Break Celebrity Fantasies (2004) (TV)
- Total Request Live (1998) TV Series (unknown episodes, 2003)
- Miss Teen USA (2003) (TV)
- Morning After (2003) TV Series
- The 50th Annual Miss USA Pageant (2001) (TV).
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