Vanessa is one of the first racers encountered in Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition. Her license plate reads "HOTLIPS".
When the player first challenges Vanessa in San Diego, she is driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse. After defeating her, the player gains the right to race in the "Unbeatable Street Racers Club." She comes back again, this time with an upgraded Eclipse. She doesn't appear for a while afterwards until the player gets to the U.S. Championship Series, where she is driving a Lamborghini Murcielago, the prize of the series.