Photo by Ben Garvin, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Vanessa Minnillo is gorgeous. Just perfect. No airbrushing needed for that skin. Wow. She wore a long red strapless Issa gown for the Starkey Hearing Foundation Awards Gala in St. Paul, Minn. Sunday and spoke eloquently on the red carpet about the group’s work to provide hearing aids for kids in need. She clearly was the one who steered boyfriend Nick Lachey to this charity, but she deferred to his love of music in explaining their commitment to the cause. She gently ribbed Nick, in Hugo Boss, about his penchant for ironing and told reporters her man is unlikely to follow in his brother and “Dancing with The Stars” champ Drew Lachey’s footsteps on the dance floor. All perfectly adorable and charming. Just one suggestion, Vanessa: lose the chewing gum. It doesn’t look nice.