Vanessa Joy Lachey (born November 9, 1980) is an American television personality, television host, fashion model, and actress. Minnillo was also named Miss Teen USA in 1998. She has been a New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and hosted Total Request Live on MTV.
Minnillo was born at 5:35 PM at USAF Clark Regional Medical Center in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines on November 9, 1980. Her father, Vincent Charles Minnillo (born April 11, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio), is an American citizen of Italian and Irish descent, while her mother, Helen Ramos Bercero (born June 19, 1954 in Manila), is Filipina. Minnillo has an adopted brother, Vincent Jr., 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.
Minnillo's parents both remarried. She and her brother Vincent Jr. relocated to Turkey with their mother and new stepfather. By 1991, in the wake of Operation Desert Shield, they 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. From then on, she lived with her father and stepmother, Donna. She also attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, in San Bernardino, California, for one year...
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