Vanessa Lachey (née Minnillo) 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 started at MTV Networks earlier in her career, where she served as co-host for Total Request Live. She has hosted several MTV specials, including MTV's Prom Date, The Real World San Diego Reunion and Spring Break Celebrity Fantasies.
She has also interviewed such high profile celebrities as Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, The Rock, Good Charlotte and Madonna. Lachey hosted the UK crossover hit, Top of the Pops, and the live finale of The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott.
For two seasons she was the New York-based correspondent for the nationally syndicated newsmagazine, Entertainment Tonight, during which time she reported on the latest news in music, film, television and fashion.
In addition, Lachey has appeared on numerous television sitcoms, including Maybe it's Me, That's Life and City Guys.
She also starred in the theatricals Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Disaster Movie. In January 2009, she hosted and judged the hit ABC reality show True Beauty and returned again as the host again during the summer of 2010.
She also guest starred on Hawaii Five-0 and 30 Rock and hosted the 2011 American Music Awards Pre-show. In 2011 she took over from Jill Wagner as co-host of the game show Wipeout.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with husband Nick Lachey.