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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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carolina on

i really dont like how shw is in that pic jessica looks much better in shorts nick i cant belive you are over she was your wife for 3/ 4 years she is much better

Annie on

her shorts look good, her stomache looks kinda out of shape, as if shes sucking it in..wel the only good thing i see is her legs….

annie on

the only thing that looks good in the pic are her legs!!…her stomache has weight that she could work off…well anyhow..shes far better than jessica, jessica has become a complete nutcase, as if shes lost her sanity after her divorce, she looks like another paris hilton wanna be…trying to act dumb and cute…and i hatee the way she laughs, she sounds like a donkey…lol

kaitlin on

I like Jessica better. She was so fun, ans plus shes a blondie like me. She looked way better in short shorts. But i still like Vanessa tho

B on

COULD WE PLEASE STOP ABOUT HER – SHE IS NOT AN ACTRRESS, NOR CELEBRITY, NOR SOMEONE IMPORTANT. I am sick to death of YOU PEOPLE making nobodies sooooo stupidly important.

Kindly grab some class, change your idiotic values to where they should be and stop reporting on nobodies… including Paris Hilton.. Thank you!!!

B on

COULD WE PLEASE STOP ABOUT HER – SHE IS NOT AN ACTRRESS, NOR CELEBRITY, NOR SOMEONE IMPORTANT. I am sick to death of YOU PEOPLE making nobodies sooooo stupidly important.

Kindly grab some class, change your idiotic values to where they should be and stop reporting on nobodies… including Paris Hilton.. Thank you!!!

Pamela on

Nick you got a good one!! Shes beautiful and gorgeous!! and she has great legs!
xoxo

malisa on

first off this gurl is flawless and jessica couldnt hold a candle to her with her fake tanned skin while nessa is all natural and jessicas hair is so fake while nessa has beautiful dark hair thats real! shes gorgeous period! vanessa also has an awesome figure….. her legs are nice curvy and toned and jessicas are chicken legs! vanessa is smart and sophisticated while jessica is unintelligent and ditzy which is not sexy…. im happy nessa got nick in the end cause jessica wasnt good enough or smart enough! im sure we have all seen nessa in better clothes but one average photoshoot is great compared to the million wardrobe malfunctions jessica has had so kudos to vanessa and nick for going after what they want!
GREEN EYEZ!~!

Melanie on

FAT?????? No Way!!! The pose is kind of weird, but she looks fine with her cute little body.

Charla Dickenson on

Vanessa is a healthy, slim and a very pretty girl. However I have seen many pictures of her that are far more flattering, I also do not find the outfit very attractive, it seems too small. When she wears her own clothes they suit her and fit her much better. We are all aloud to have our opinions, we should just be polite while stating them. A lot of girls are healthy and not dangerously thin yet do not necessarily have Vanessa’s shape. Appearance is far overated and every woman is beautiful. Women with curves want respect and they definitely deserve it. However so do naturally thin girls, it is so frustrating to see naturally thin girls attacked all the time, many were built that way and they have the right to feel pretty too; Natalie Portman is naturally thin for example. A general way you can tell a girl is naturally thin is that her body weight remains constant; no intense fluctuation. Girls shouldn’t be expected to be anything less than HEALTHY. However sometimes people’s weight is unhealthy and they have to face it and not hide behind the curves defense or pretend they are naturally very thin. Working out is something that we should all do. Hospitals are so clogged up and many people have serious and physically painful illnesses they have no choice over, like myself.( there is not a lot I can still do so I enjoy writing here on people, it’s nice to share my thoughts). I know weight is a painful and sensitive subject. However we have a responsibilty to take care of ourselves. The bottom line is that you can loose weight but you can’t loose many diseases and ilnesses. Vanessa works out, she looks great and she is clearly healthy and that is beautiful!

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