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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A on

i don’t need shorts to give me more booty… :P

she does have great legs though…and even though all these things together look bad, individually they are nice pieces…ooh, except for the top…

Sandy on

She is beautiful! Not a huge fan of the shorts, but she is way prettier than Jessica! And not as annoying! I can’t stand Jessica’s fake dumb act…it’s really old now! I can’t believe Nick put up with her as long as he did! I hope he and Vanessa get married and have lots of beautiful babies!! :)

victoria on

i have to agree with Elena she has no body

Mrs.Borrego on

Vanessa looks super cute. I love her skin tone.

maryann on

vanessa is gorgeous. being a pacific islander, i love her sun-kissed skin color. she’s beautiftul and has got a great body. love her legs too…not too skinny and definitely not fat. i think jessica simpson’s legs are huge…she’s got bad thighs. and some, if not most, people in the entertainment industry are way too thin. personally, i wouldn’t wear the bongo shorts but i think vanessa is one of the few people who can look good in anything esp. in jeans.

monique on

I think it is the top that makes this outfit go awry for me. The shorts are cute though and I do think she looks good in them. It is sad that youth has such an odd idea of what beauty is these days. There is nothing cute about a walking skeleton. Vanessa is a pretty girl and I think her and Nick are cute together. Im sure I will get jumped for this.. but there is almost something more natural about Nick’s pairing w/ her versus Jessica. It just seems effortless….

Blanca Nieves on

here you can see more pictures:

Katy on

I personally don’t like the shirt, but she does look good body-wise. Its refreshing to see someone with a figure (even though she is still thin to me, but anyone under a size 6 is lol). I wish her and nick all the happiness in the world.

Melanie on

Why do people always HAVE to say “First!!” when their comment is 9/10ths of the time fourth or fifth? ugh.. oh, Vanessa? She’s hot, but not in those shorts. OR that clown blouse.

N on

I think Vanessa’s gorgeous no matter what she’s wearing.

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