Vanessa Minnillo: How To Look Good In Short Shorts

01/05/2007 at 10:00 AM ET

As the host of TRL, an ET correspondent and the girlfriend of a pop megastar, Vanessa Minnillo sure is a busy gal.  But when BONGO JEANS asked the former beauty queen to be the new face of BONGO for Spring 2007, the self-proclaimed denim addict (she owns hundreds of pairs!) couldn’t say no — especially when she saw some of the clothes she’d be wearing in her very own ad campaign. “These shorts are special,” she told me at her sexy BONGO photo shoot, where she tried on cropped cardigans and comfy soft knit tanks, skirts, and shorts—some really SHORT shorts.  “I have no bum, but these give you a nice little booty.”   Ok, Vanessa, but when it comes to those teeny tiny shorts, booty isn’t everything—how does she keep her legs so long and lean?  “I’m not gonna lie, I do go to the gym.  But honestly, you just have to find time to be active,” she told me. Then she picked up a downright adorable pair of canvas pumps with red patent leather heels.   “But if you want these legs in these shorts?  These heels will help,” she said.  Spoken like a true pitchwoman.  —Kristen Mascia

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j on

move over jessica, that’s all i’ve gotta say!!! you’ve been replaced, and then some. hope your little flings were worth it…



Misty on

You go Nick! WOW! She has great legs!

Elena on

Maybe this is a really bad picture of Vanessa but she looks really bad in the pair of shorts she is wearing. There are no stomach muscles, her thighs are huge and the shorts do not compliment her body. Please, give us an incentive to wear shorts, not a picture to remind us not to. Show us Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, even Britney Spears(her body after 2 kids, wow), but please, don’t show us that.

nikki on

First! lol
She looks great! very cute lady

pstewart on

Vanessa looks cute in these shorts.Good luck to her career and personal life.

KiKi on

Note to Mary-Kate, Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, and all the other stick figures whose pictures I am constantly bombarded with: this is what good legs look like- toned, but curvy. Not those toothpicks they are limping around on. You can tell she works out, but (shocker!) she actually might put some food in her body every now and then. From an unofficial poll of my guy friends, it’s obvious that men like looking at Vanessa Minillo, but just want to feed poor Mary-Kate french fries. LOL

coco on

elena: are u blind or just plain jealous!!!!
take a look at today’s jessica simpson pic on star tracks…she looks huge and fat, not a very flattering pic. and whenever she wears shorts her legs lokk like chicken drumstickss…go vanessa!!!

Frab on

Elena- I really, REALLY hope you are kidding. Her thighs are huge??? What picture are you looking at??

Kayla on

Wow Elena, jealous much? Vanessa looks adorable here! Curvy and healthy, but still fit and toned. Guys don’t want to see stick legs coming out of shorts like that and Vanessa’s thighs are far from huge! I think she is plenty motivation to work out, but not become an unhealthy eating disordered skeleton like so many other hollywood girls. And btw Britney did look good when she first emerged after the baby, but her partying is catching up with her and she would definitely look much worse in those shorts than Vanessa does here. Don’t believe me? Check out any pics of Brit in the sparkly mini she was wearing when she passed out in Vegas on New Year’s.

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