I think part of the resentment towards Vanessa was how she came onto the poker scene. She basically final tabled a WSOP
Circuit event by playing only in a robe.
After that she got better, but really only after hooking up with Chad Brown who she eventually married.
She is definitely an accomplished pro now, but I've seen quotes from her that don't always put her in a good light.
I think most people today probably don't have a problem with her.
As for her hotness, her sisters (on the left) are about 10x hotter...