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Vanessa Lachey
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 9 November 1980 (1980-11-09) (age 43)
Hometown Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Known For Television presenter & actress

Dancing with the Stars 25

Partner(s) Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Placement 7th/8th
Highest Score 27 (Quickstep)
Lowest Score 21 (Cha-Cha-Cha)
Average Score 24.4

Vanessa Joy Lachey (née Minnillo) is a celebrity from Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars.


Originally retrieved from abc.com
As the winner of the 1998 "Miss Teen USA" pageant, Lachey (then Minnillo) was awarded the title and honor of Miss Congeniality 1998 by her peers. She later went on to serve as a backstage correspondent for "The 50th Annual Miss USA Pageant" in 2001, a judge for "Miss Teen USA" in 2007 and co-host of the 2007 "Miss Universe Pageant" in Mexico City.

In 2003 Lachey started at MTV Networks, where she served as co-host for Total Request Live and MTV Hits. She hosted several MTV specials, including MTV's Prom Date, The Real World San Diego Reunion and Spring Break Celebrity Fantasies. In 2002 she hosted the UK crossover hit Top of the Pops for The WB and also hosted the live finale of UPN's The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliot.

For two seasons, Lachey was the New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. During her time with Entertainment Tonight, she reported on the latest news regarding music, film, television, and fashion.

Lachey starred in the FOX comedy Dads, executive produced by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted), and was on the NBC series Truth Be Told, opposite Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Additional television credits include co-hosting the popular ABC series Wipeout, as well as appearing as co-host on the reality show True Beauty. She also guest starred on Hawaii Five-O, 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, CSI-NY and USA's Psych.

Lachey co-hosted Top Chef Junior with Curtis Stone, which debuted on Universal Kids in October.

Personal Life[]

Lachey currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Nick and three children Camden, Brooklyn, and Phoenix.

Dancing with the Stars 25[]

She was partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. They placed 7th/8th.


1 Score was given by guest judge, Shania Twain.