Earlier this month, Vanessa opened up during her MAFS wedding preparation, revealing just how insecure she is about her looks.
"I don’t think anyone would be truly satisfied with this," she says, gesturing to her face.
"People tend to pick out your imperfections… and I have a lot of them."
Vanessa has made no secret of her battle with what she refers to as "disfiguring acne", saying it destroyed her self-confidence.
But the emotional scars seem to run deepest for this MAFS star.
"Because of my skin, I don’t go out on day dates. I’m most attractive at night when the lighting is dim," she jokes using humour to deflect her feelings.
"I wish I had more confidence but I think my looks are 100 per cent going to disappoint him," she says forlornly ahead of her nuptials to single dad Chris Nicholls.
"I can’t change my skin. So I’ll never be my idea of pretty."
"Beauty is only skin deep, but you don’t get to that next date if they don’t like what they see."
“I’m nothing special, there’s a thousand girls out there who are prettier looking… but he got me.”