Vanessa Minnillo Puckers Up to Nick!

Celebuzz / January 2, 2009

Well, Happy New Year to you too, Vanessa Minnillo!

The 28-year-old former MTV TRL hostess made the scene at the Diddy-hosted New Year’s Eve bash at the Fontainebleau hotel’s LIV nightclub in Miami Beach on Wednesday night. From the kissable expression on her face, it looked like she was getting ready to give her boyfriend, 35-year-old former 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey, a New Year’s kiss strong enough to bring out the engagement ring!

Perhaps Minnillo, whose new reality show True Beauty debuts on Monday, was merely rehearsing for her new gig?

After all, the Ashton Kutcher/Tyra Banks-produced program pits attractive contestants against each other in a stealth battle to prove their inner beauty. And what better way to emphasize the importance of inner beauty than to have a gorgeous gal like Vanessa twisting her lovely mug into a bit of a goofy expression?

That Vanessa is the consummate professional. With a tireless work ethic like that, she’ll realize her goal of world domination in no time.