Formerly the pneumatic host of MTV's Total Request Live, Minnillo is married to Nick Lachey.
With her U.S. airman dad and her Filipina mom, Minnillo moved from the Philippines to LA and then to Turkey before heading back to the United States. She went on to win the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant before landing minor roles on soaps like The Bold and the Beautiful and bit TV parts like "Hot Girl" on the Saturday morning show City Guys and "Sexy Student" on the sitcom Maybe It's Me. Minnillo managed to find a home at MTV as a VJ on TRL in 2003; later, she put her journalistic skills to use as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Since, she's held various lowbrow hosting gigs and guest starring roles on TV shows.