Vanessa competed at the '''Miss Intercontinental 2006''' pageant held on October 15, 2006 in Nassau, Bahamas representing her country Puerto Rico. On the final night of the pageant, Vanessa placed in the semifinals in which she then became one of the final five finalists, later resulting as the 1st Runner-up and winning the award for Miss Congeniality.
Success in Mexico
Since her arrival to Mexico, Vanessa has achieved success in the fields of acting, modeling and television. Her most recognizable work has been appearing in episodes of the TV series ''El Pantera'', working as a TV reporter for the talk shows such as ''Véngache pa'cá'', and ''Venga la Alegría''.