- Also Known As:
- Vanessa Minnillo
- 5' 7"
- Angeles City
Vanessa Lachey (born Vanessa Joy Minnillo in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines on November 9, 1980) is a TV personality, actress and model. In 1998, she was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen USA, and went on to win the title of Miss Teen USA! She was the first from South Carolina — she also won Miss Congeniality. In 2003, she hosted TRL for four years; she also hosted a year of Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe. In addition to modeling, she was an actress, starring in The Bold and the Beautiful, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Disaster Movie. In 2017, she joined season 25 of Dancing with the Stars.
Best Known For:
Vanessa Lachey is best known for winning Miss Teen USA in 1998.
Vanessa Lachey (then Minnillo) dated Derek Jeter for two years until 2005; the following year, she met Nick Lachey in his music video, “What’s Left of Me.” The two began dating on and off, got engaged in 2010 and married in 2011. Together, they have three children.