Love is Blind: Vanessa Lachey addresses the lack of diverse bodies


Vanessa Lachey claims Love Is Blind contestants aren’t making it past the pod phase of the Netflix experiment because they’re “insecure.”

Vanessa Lachey is divided on social media after addressing the lack of body diversity in Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind’.


The 41-year-old, who lives in Los Angeles, has claimed the candidates aren’t making it past the pod phase of the experiment because they feel “insecure”.

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The Netflix host addressed the lack of diversity, adding that different bodies are given a “fair chance” at the casting.


Speak with insider Speaking of those who may not meet conventional beauty standards, Vanessa said, “All their lives they’ve been so insecure about being themselves because of this crazy swipe generation that we’re in and this catfishing world that we’re in that we find ourselves in that they are so afraid to be themselves.”

She added that they also may not have enough time to make the connections needed for the series to progress.


On the show, male and female contestants enter pods to find love without ever seeing each other.

Vanessa addressed the show’s lack of LGBTQ+ representation and explained the logistical difficulties of a “blind” separation of same-sex contestants.


Many fans of the show blasted Vanessa’s explanation for the lack of body diversity on Twitter, while others claim her comments make sense.

One person wrote: “This interview is a hot mess. She’s been asked why her show doesn’t have plus-size people, and her reasoning is that they’re all insecure and busy catfishing. Vanessa Lachey needs to stop talking.”


Another said: “Vanessa Lachey’s comments actually make perfect sense to me. That’s thanks to fellow cast members like Abhishek ‘Shake’ Chatterjee. Men and women with “different” body types are insecure because they could end up with someone who is insanely cruel — like Shake.”

A third added: “Oh really @VanessaLachey – if we don’t have an ‘acceptable’ body type are we insecure?? Are you sure about the treasure?! There are plenty of beautiful men and women with taller bodies who are more confident than some of the skinny people I know, including celebrities #dobetter.


Who is Vanessa Lachey?

Vanessa Lachey is an American actress, model and television presenter.


Lachey is one of the main faces in new NCIS spin-off NCIS: Hawaii, which premiered in September 2021 and has just been selected for Season 2.

In 1998 she was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen USA and was subsequently named Miss Teen USA.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey host the hit Netflix reality series Love is Blind
  • Vanessa Lachey was born on November 9, 1980 making her 41 years old
  • Lachey married her husband, Nick Lachey, in 2011 after a five-year relationship
  • Vanessa and Nick Lachey have three children together
  • The couple have a combined net worth of $25 million
  • Vanessa just relocated her family from LA to Hawaii to be closer while filming her show. They sold their LA estate to Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka

what is love is blind

Love is Blind is a dating reality TV show where couples meet for the first time via pods where they can’t see each other.


In the hit Netflix show, couples must blindly build relationships and “meet” all of the opposite sex candidates before deciding who to get engaged to.

The social experiment aims to create “real connections” around people’s personalities, rather than a person’s physical attributes.


Once a couple gets engaged, they meet and go on vacation together, and when they get back from their romantic trip, they move in together before finally getting married two weeks later.

The show is hosted by couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey, with Vanessa likening the experiment to her own love story.



Yasmine Al-Bustami is an American actress who stars in NCIS: Hawaii alongside Vannessa Lachey.


Al-Bustami has also starred in The Originals, The Chosen, and Lucky.

Alex Tarrant is a New Zealand actor who plays Kai Holman in NCIS: Hawaii alongside Vanessa Lachey.


Tarrant is currently filming The Lord of the Rings television series and has also starred in Night Raiders and Filthy Rich.

Tori Anderson is a Canadian television actress who stars in NCIS: Hawaii.


She has been involved in several Nickelodeon productions including Open Heart and The Other Kingdom.

Personal life

Vanessa and Nick Lachey with their three children in Hawaii – @Vanessalachey – Instagram

Vanessa Lachey has been married to her husband Nick Lachey since 2011 after dating since 2006.

The couple have three children together, Phoenix Robert, Brooklyn Elisabeth and Camden John.


Vanessa Lachey was linked to American actor Topher Grace back in 2009 after the pair were caught kissing.

She also dated English actor Orlando Bloom in 2005 and American baseball player Derek Jeter between 2003 and 2006.