Blessed with stunning good looks, Philippines-born Vanessa Minnillo also possessed an abundance of personality, charisma and ambition from an early age. After winning the 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant, Lachey picked up hosting work on the Fox Sports cable channel as well as a recurring role on the daytime soap "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987- ), prior to breaking out as Carson Daly's replacement as the host of "Total Request Live" (MTV, 1998-2008) in 2003. As her popularity soared, Minnillo could be seen providing correspondence work on "Entertainment Tonight" (syndicated, 1981- ), as well as gracing the covers of magazines like <i>Maxim</i> and <i>Shape</i>. In the wake of a well-publicized relationship with New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, Lachey began a relationship with her future husband, Nick Lachey, himself recently divorced from pop princess Jessica Simpson. Post-"TRL" and "ET," Lachey occupied herself with occasional acting jobs in such feature films as the comic book adaptation "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2008) and on hit shows like "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005- ) and "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006- ). In 2011, the newly married Lachey took on her husband's surname as well as co-hosting duties on the popular obstacle course competition series, "Wipeout" (ABC, 2008- ). Charming and attractive, Lachey remained a pop culture staple for years.