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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ravn on

The shorts make her look like she has balls hanging down.

SA on

she looks younger, and adorable, although I have no idea who she realy is in hollywood, but she looks adroable in all her photos! AND PPL DUN WATSE YOUR TIME cuz that photo reminded me that we need to get to the gym cuz we all need to shape up for spring!

grace on

Vanessa’s half asian!!!

Quinci on

Eww. The short shorts were for Jessica, stop trying to replace her. I’ve never like Vanessa, she’s ugly and not the one for Nick.

poochie on

this girl has PERFECT legs. i don’t know what picture some of you are looking at that makes you guys say her legs are fat. Those are the legs i want.

Haley on

Like Jessica doesn’t look just as hot in short-shorts?? Nick is a tool.

j on

i love her long lean legs and i love how she works out and promotes a healthy active lifestyle.., i’m hoping to see more of her in the near future :)

Me on

I agree with Elena, she looks awful. Why didn’t they pick someone who looks good in shorts?

Vanessa is Fake on

Vanessa looks better curvy (pre-Nick days). She’s trying to be too “Hollywood” now and is losing weight. I saw her in person and she does have a full, healty bum. I don’t know why she says she doesn’t. The only reason Bongo picked her was because of Nick. Nobody cared about her ugly, moon face before.

nina on

jessica forever

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