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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johnni on

She’s so cute. Great job catching your man to. I wish you the greatest wishes and Luck. God Bless

Annie on

She looks great there, perfect body, you people are just jealous because you’re probaly overweight so stop hating on pretty girls

KAT on

NEXT TIME, VANESSA SHOULD WEAR THE PROPER SIZE SHORTS. THOSE ARE SO TIGHT, THERE IS NO “MYSTERY” LEFT. (IF YOU GET WHAT I MEAN!)THE SHIRT IS TOO UGLY BY FAR!HAVING A NICE BODY DOES NOT MEAN A WOMAN HAS TO GO AROUND DRESSING LIKE A STREET CORNER STRUMPET!

Reine on

I think she looks a bit wide in the stomach area. And the wedges don’t really go with the outfit. Honestly, I think the outfit is too teenybopper for her. But that’s really just my opinion.

Susane on

Am I the only one but this picture of Vanessa does look like a Daisy Duke shot that Jessica Simpson did to promote the movie The Dukes of Hazards, so the magazine companies and clothing companies are not letting these woman be indiviuals in anyway. Maybe Vanessa will start her own label and become a shop alcoholic also.

Susane on

The woman is beautiful and has a great body but this outfit is way to small for her and the shorts are to tight.

jane on

she has a great body but i dont think those shorts are particuarly flattering on anyone. i love the short shorts look but they are hugging her a bit too much leaving undesirable creases.

heartofgold on

OH MY GOD!! NO WONDER SO MANY GIRLS OUT THERE HAVE EATING DISORDERS! I can NOT believe people are calling her FAT! Are you kidding me?!?!?!

It’s such a shame to know that our very own society complains about some of the social issues that are going on here (such as eating disorders), yet everyone promots the idea that you should be a size -1 to be beautiful.

Vanessa is gorgeous and she has an amazing body. Want to know something else? She’s REALLY SKINNY! *GASP! IT’S SHOCKING, I KNOW!!!*

The average woman is a size 12. Get with it people.

carlon on

This pic just shows how clothes can make someone thin look pudgy. Terrible shorts. They give her camel toe.

ravn on

I must add those shorts look totally uncomfortable and ugly. They make someone think even look chunky. Try to sit down in them.

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