What is Vanessa Minnillo’s Net Worth?


Vanessa Minnillo is an American actress and TV personality.

Minnillo won Miss Teen USA 1998. She was a correspondent in New York for Entertainment Tonight. She hosted “Total Request Live” on MTV.

Minnillo starred in two sitcoms for networks and was the host of various reality shows and competitions through the 2010s.

Vanessa Minnillo is worth approximately $25 Million as of July 20, 2022.

Early Life

Vanessa Joy Minnillo was born in Angeles, Philippines on 9th November 1980.

Her father, an American citizen, hails from Cleveland and is of Irish and Italian descent. Her mother is from Manila, Philippines. Her parents got divorced and then both remarried. Her brother and mother moved to Turkey together with their new stepfather.

She lived in Washington,  California, Nevada, Florida, Germany, and Japan and attended eight schools in nine years. Minnillo was a cheerleader and attended the Roman Catholic Bishop England Secondary School.


Minnillo won Miss South Carolina in 1998. From 2003 to 2007, she was a host of ‘MTV Total Request Live. In 2005, she was the New York City correspondent of ‘Entertainment Tonight. Minnillo was Miss Teen USA’s 2004 host and she co-hosted Miss Universe 2007.

She was featured in print advertising and online for the 2007 BONGO Jeans collection after she had left Entertainment Tonight and MTV.

Flirt! has also had her as a spokesperson. Cosmetics. Maxim, Shape and Lucky featured her on their covers.

E! selected her as a finalist to replace Brooke Burke, the host of ‘Wild On! ‘. She hosted “True Beauty”, which premiered on ABC on January 5th, 2009.

Minnillo appeared on television shows such as ‘That’s Life’, ‘City Girls, ’30 Rock’, ‘The Bold and the Beautiful, ‘Psych’, ‘Hawaii Five-O’ and ‘Maybe it’s Me.

She was Ashlee’s character in “How I Met Your Mother”. She was announced on the 6th of September 2017 as one of the stars who will be taking part in the 25th Season of “Dancing with the Stars”. She was paired up with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a dancer. They were the seventh couple eliminated from the competition.

How Does Vanessa Minnillo Spend Her Money

Vanessa Minnillo invests her money in real estate and charity work.

Minnillo lives in Encino California, where she owns a gorgeous home. It boasts seven bedrooms and was purchased for $4.15million.

Minnillo has supported Operation Smile.


These are the top highlights of Vanessa Minnillo’s career:

  • Miss Teen USA (1998) 
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Movie, 2007) 
  • Disaster Movie (Movie, 2008) 

Favorite Quote From Vanessa Minnillo

It’s funny because everybody says that you sleep when your baby sleeps or that you take a snooze when your baby falls asleep. This is true if you only have one. This is false if you have two.