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SuChin Pak SUCHIN PAK
MTV Hottie

     SuChin Pak's disarmingly down-to-earth attitude and cute face makes her MTV's go-to girl for its big interviews. Pak has interviewed Mariah Carey, *NSYNC, P. Diddy, George Lucas, Jane's Addiction, Mary J. Blige, Billy Idol, Fred Durst and Julia Stiles. It's hard to believe that this red carpet regular hadn't planned on a career in front of the camera.
     Pak was born on August 15, 1976. She grew up in San Francisco. While volunteering at Youth in Government, a program in which kids are given the opportunity to participate in the political process, Pak was singled out for a news segment by KGO-TV, ABC's San Francisco affiliate. The program director offered Pak the job of host of Straight Talk 'N Teens, a show that focuses on teen issues and entertainment. She was still in high school.
     She attended UC Berkeley where she was hired as the youngest host of PBS's Newton's Apple. College was spent jet-setting between exotic locales like Tahiti and Costa Rica. After a stint on Tech TV, and on another teen show on KRON, NBC's San Francisco affiliate, she spent a year auditioning with Oxygen Network. She was eventually hired to be the host of Trackers. After her move to New York, she was approached by MTV.


ROB FUKUZAKI
ABC's Sports Zone Hottie

Rob Fukuzaki can rattle off sports statistics the way a dieter can list what she had for lunch. He has been ABC's resident guru since 1994. You can catch his cute face and dapper suits at 5pm, 6pm and 1lpm on ABC everyday. Fukuzaki is also the host of ABC7's Sports Zone on Monday nights during football season.
     Fukuzaki was born on July 4 in Torrance, California. At the age of three his family relocated to Hawaii. Even as a kid, he was an avid sports fan. He played basketball, baseball and bowled. In high school, he wrote for the school paper's sports page. He earned the Broadcaster of the Year award his sophomore, junior and senior years at Southern California's University of La Verne.
     He joined ABC7 Eyewitness News in 1994. He was the first Japanese American male television anchor in Los Angeles. In 1998 he created "Heads Up Youth Foundation." They create sports groups for disadvantaged Southern California kids as a means of channeling their energy productively and keeping them out of trouble. With his cute face and all that energy you'd think Fukuzaki would date, but he is currently single.

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VERONICA DE LA CRUZ
CNN Pipeline Hottie

     Veronica De La Cruz may not be CNN's most prominent anchor but she is perhaps the most popular. She is perhaps one of the only news anchors to be regularly featured in the blogs of adoring males. Cruz is a news anchor for CNN Pipeline, CNN.com's broadband video news service. With her good looks and camera charisma, this Filipino American beauty is on her way to the prime time spotlight.
     Cruz joined CNN in 2003. She is based out of their headquarters in Atlanta. Before CNN, Cruz showcased her skills as an anchor, reporter and producer at KYMA-TV in Yuma, Ariz. She anchored and produced a one-hour morning newscast, she also anchored a half-hour show at noon. Prior to KYMA-TV, Cruz interviewed bands like Eagle Eye Cherry and Vertical Horizon, as a host for SonicNet/Digital Planet. Cruz was a competitive figure skater for a decade before her foray into journalism. Cruz's combination of business savvy and good-looks has gotten her this far, it won't be long before she's a primetime regular.


VANESSA MINNILLO
Entertainment Tonight Hottie

     Vanessa Minnillo's sweet face and hot body have been gracing television sets since 1998 when she became Miss South Carolina Teen USA. She went on to be crowned Miss Teen USA 1998. She has since developed a name for herself as an MTV TRL host since 2003 and an Entertainment Tonight reporter as of 2005.
     Minnillo was born on November 9, 1980 at Clark Air Base in the Philippines to a Filipina mother and an Irish/Italian father. She was raised with her adopted older brother. She moved to California when she was a year old. Her parents separated two years later. Since 1990 Vanessa and her brother have been living with their father. She began entering beauty pagaents at the suggestion of a boyfriend's father. She is undefeated in the competitions she participated in.
     Although a sometimes actress, Minnillo is best known for her natural composure in front of a live camera. She is most recognized as a peppy, and clean-cut role-model for her TRL teeny boppers.