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OTRC: Vanessa Minnillo talks Nick Lachey wedding, babies and 'Wipeout'

Vanessa Minnillo talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com in June 2011.

Vanessa Minnillo recently celebrated her bachelorette party at LAVO in Las Vegas on June 17 and OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith got a chance to catch up with her and chat about Minnillo's upcoming wedding to Nick Lachey, their plans on starting a family and her new job as co-host of "Wipeout."

So how did Lachey choose a ring? Did Minnillo give him a little guidance? "Actually I didn't. Well, wait that's a lie. Only in terms of he asked me because of the cut and I said, 'I do like asscher [cut] because I'm a little OCD," Minnillo told Smith. "But then I said, as far as size and setting it's up to you baby."

The couple announced their engagement on November 4, but have not revealed a wedding date.

This will be the second marriage for Lachey. He and singer Jessica Simpson divorced in 2006. The two starred on the MTV reality show "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," which documented their married life together.

Minnillo, who is a former Miss Teen USA and television host of shows like "True Beauty," starred in a music video for Lachey's song "What's Left of Me," which was about his divorce from Simpson.

Manillo's schedule is about to get a little more crowded. It was announced on June 16 that she will take on co-hosting duties on the game show "Wipeout" for the fifth season. Minnilo will first make her appearance on the show's winter edition for the 2011-2012 television season.

"I got the email that we are going to start filming [at] the end of September, beginning of October," she said.

"Nick and I want to get married before 2012," she added about the couple's schedule, "that gives us six months to get married. He has to go back to 'The Sing-Off' at the end of July. I have 'Wipe Out' in the end of September and then we want to start having babies, so ... I have a lot to do."

Nick Lachey told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a satellite interview on June 10 that he is also eager to have kids.

"I don't think it'll be too long. You know we both are family people and we, I think we share that," Lachey said when asked when he and Minnillo would try to start their family. "We want to have a family and we're very excited about that, so I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't take too long. At least that's my hope. I'm getting up there. I gotta start pumping them out."

Reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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