We've never loved Vanessa Minnillo - dating Nick Lachey? Ew. - but we do understand that like it or not, she's something of a style icon for millions of younger girls parked in front of TRL. Perhaps that's why Lucky chose to put the VJ on their latest cover - it's an easy way to lure some of Seventeen's audience over to Conde Nast, and besides, Vanessa probably does love to shop, and she probably loves to talk about it even more. That's one of her photos from the upcoming issue, at left. The cover comes at an interesting time, as Vanessa's been catching some heat for her latest candid photos, where she's snapped playing with Lindsay Lohan and a very sharp knife. The thing is, these are exactly the sort of antics that many in the fashion industry seem to love. After Kate's cocain scandal, she booked more campaigns than ever. Lindsay Lohan's first rehab stint brings a Jill Stuart series. May Anderson gets arrested, then booked for the Dior Cruise runway (nevermind that she couldn't walk down it...) And Vanessa? We're betting she lands a mid-market designer campaign by summer. Sure, Candie's and Lipsmackers won't touch her, but wouldn't she look cute in Luca Luca?
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