Vanessa Minnillo has lofty aspirations, she wants to win an Oscar. Minnillo is currently working on her second movie but is professionally known for hosting TRL and as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, but mostly for being Nick Lachey’s girlfriend.
“My goal is to be acting and winning an Oscar,” the 27-year-old MTV alum told In Touch at the 4th Annual Pink Party in Santa Monica on September 13. “I want to be an actress with an Oscar and babies.”
The former Miss Teen USA has been dating Lachey for a few years and the babies thing is probably on their collective agenda, but her last acting gig, Disaster Movie, was about as far as you get from Oscar material. The people in that set of spoof movies aren’t on the Academy’s short list.
“Seldom has a pic been more appropriately titled,” said Variety. The New York Times called the flick “the latest disposable parody of disposable Hollywood movies (with) a shelf life of about five minutes, tops.”
Vanessa does have a movie coming out next year, a romance called Redefining Love, so the jury could still be out on her actual acting ability. And she has no shortage of long term ambition.
Mannillo’s inspiration? Julia Roberts.
“She’s phenomenal!” says Vanessa. “I would love to be just like her.”
Julia Roberts won an Academy Award in 2001 for Erin Brokovich and was nominated in 1998 and 1999 for Steel Magnolias and Pretty Woman.
Vanessa Minnillo is shown at The 4th Annual Pink Party in Santa Monica, CA on 9/13/08. Credit: David Gabber / PR Photos