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

Check out more of our favorite denim in “Off The Rack”


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Rikki on

I think she looks healthy and fabulous. Nick has good taste.

Charla Dickenson on

Just a last comment; Vanessa is clearly very atttractive. However what’s not attractive is owning HUNDREDS of pairs of jeans. Come on now, that seems a little greedy and ridiculous. She could give so many to a woman’s shelter, I bet a lot of those woman don’t even have a pair of jeans. Fashion can be addictive, I’m a young woman I know I get it, but celebs closets the size of an average apartment, that seems selfish and disrespectful to those who have so little.

C. Zimmer on

She isn’t exactly rockin’ that outfit…

Can I get 5?!

Eva on

Vanessa look very good/ i hope she get pregnant soon. I can`t wait to see that baby.

Savana on

beautiful girl

Shelly on

Okay, she seems to be healthy..I see toned legs not lots but healthy. She looks good but honestly people its not about the way she looks its the darn shorts! She looks horrible in them and they are in fact ugly! Although I have to say that its nice to see the NOBODY actually getting some real work other than MTV. I rather see a new face here than the same old trashy Spears pics! or other young trashy celebrity. Hey, they should of hired Miss. America!! HA HA!

Audrey on

This is a beautiful woman. A real woman, with real woman curves. Nick is a very lucky man to have found such a beautiful woman to call his own. Wise up ladies who think that this real woman is fat… Let’s send a shout out to all of you, including the frail, skin on bones ladies that grace the cover of our magazines that a woman of this type is what we should be aiming to look like. If you don’t like the outfit, say you don’t like the outfit, but don’t bash her because she doesn’t look like every other woman on every other magazine that you see.

Eat your heart out Jessica!!

jessica on

she is looking sexy yo

Courty on

I think she looks great! Jessica who? You go Vanessa!

Michel on

Who is this?

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