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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HONESTLY..!! vanessa does have huge boobs but very thin thighs..& were lo0king at all the same picz you are.!

Jennifer on

She looks so good, Nick really hit huge on this one!!

sandy on

brunettes do it better!

star17 on

i don’t think that the shorts r the problem, i think that it’s the shirt, it’s unflatering on her which sucks cause she has a really nice body

e-bones on

Check out the pic of Jess and Vanessa beside eachother wearing short shorts and you will def see that Jessica looks so much better in them! I dont know who vanessa is trying to kid here..

SAS on

come on guys, Jessica is obviously the more beautiful one, shes famouse for her beauty, here in europe nobody even knows who milino or whatever is, Jessica’s beauty is far more reconginsed.

Maria Manaois on

Looks really great on her. Vanessa has a better assets than her rival Jessica. Oh and a lot smarter, too…

S. on

she looks so cute && shes not one of those super-skinny people either; great inspiration to 15 yr olds like myself.
love it.

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