Miller Moved From A Start As An Amateur Magazine Model To High

Marissa Miller
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Marissa Miller
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Miller is considered a sex symbol; she ranked #1 on Maxim magazine’s 2008 “Hot 100″ list and in FHM’s global 2010 “Sexiest Women in the World” poll. Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001. It turned out to be editorials for both the American and Italian editions of Vogue.

Miller Moved From A Start As An Amateur Magazine Model To High

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Out of shyness, she often wore large t-shirts to hide her body and would get fully dressed just to go to the trash-can while at the beach. After talking to her mother, she was on a plane to Italy with her mother a few months later, despite her “shy and conservative” personality. Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001. Testino asked to meet Miller, who was running a surf school at the time, and was invited to Manhattan Beach, California, where she would be surfing. Other runway work include 2007′s Fashion for Relief show, benefiting victims of Hurricane Katrina, as well as MTV’s Fashionably Loud, Imitation of Christ, Inca, and Amir Slama’s Rosa Cha, for which she was one of the most anticipated models. The tandem online launch of the issue drew record page views to the SI website: 228 million, a 41% increase over 2007. The relaunch of Victoria Secret’s sports line, VSX, soon followed, along with her first official campaign as an Angel: promoting the company’s fragrance Very Sexy Dare.

Miller Moved From A Start As An Amateur Magazine Model To High

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After a stint shooting with photographer Mario Testino for fashion magazines like Vogue, Miller began working for both companies in 2002. Out of shyness, she often wore large t-shirts to hide her body and would get fully dressed just to go to the trash-can while at the beach. Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001.

Miller Moved From A Start As An Amateur Magazine Model To High

Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller
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Her accomplishments have led to her being dubbed the “return of the great American supermodel.” She is also known for contracts with companies like Harley-Davidson, for whom she is the first spokesperson in the history of the company, and the NFL, whom she became a spokesperson for in 2010. Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001. She has also appeared in a diverse range of magazines, many of them international editions, such as GQ, Maxim, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, and Vanity Fair.

Miller Moved From A Start As An Amateur Magazine Model To High

Marissa Miller
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Marissa Miller


Marisa Lee Miller (née Bertetta; born August 6, 1978) is an American model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and her work for lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret. Born Marisa Lee Bertetta in Santa Cruz, California, to Krista (née Useldinger) and Marc Bertetta, Miller attended high school at Aptos High and Monte Vista Christian School. Miller was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001. Testino asked to meet Miller, who was running a surf school at the time, and was invited to Manhattan Beach, California, where she would be surfing. It turned out to be editorials for both the American and Italian editions of Vogue. She has also appeared in a diverse range of magazines, many of them international editions, such as GQ, Maxim, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, and Vanity Fair.

Miller Moved From A Start As An Amateur Magazine Model To High

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In 2007, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and graced the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to record-setting numbers. Miller is considered a sex symbol; she ranked #1 on Maxim magazine’s 2008 “Hot 100″ list and in FHM’s global 2010 “Sexiest Women in the World” poll. Born Marisa Lee Bertetta in Santa Cruz, California, to parents Krista (Useldinger) and Marc Bertetta, Miller attended high school at Aptos High and Monte Vista Christian School. Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001. It turned out to be editorials for both the American and Italian editions of Vogue. in response to claims that Miller had parted with Victoria’s Secret in January 2010, the Chief Marketing Officer for Limited Brands responded, saying the claims were “unfounded and untrue” while adding “we adore Marisa and we will continue to work with her in the future.” in late 2010, Miller confirmed she had moved on from Angel status. For that reason, she shifted focus to consumer products reflective of her personality. New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden noted that “Miller reveals a lot of flesh in the N.F.L. advertisements featuring her.

Miller Moved From A Start As An Amateur Magazine Model To High

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Marissa Miller


She considered herself a tomboy growing up, with mostly male friends and little awareness of anything girly. Out of shyness, she often wore large t-shirts to hide her body and would get fully dressed just to go to the trash-can while at the beach. Miller gained attention in 1997 when she appeared in the first issue of Perfect 10 magazine. Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001.

Miller Moved From A Start As An Amateur Magazine Model To High

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After a stint shooting with photographer Mario Testino for fashion magazines like Vogue, Miller began working for both companies in 2002. Aside from modeling, she is an ambassador for both the American Cancer Society and the USO. She considered herself a tomboy growing up, with mostly male friends and little awareness of anything girly. Out of shyness, she often wore large t-shirts to hide her body and would get fully dressed just to go to the trash-can while at the beach. After talking to her mother, she was on a plane to Italy with her mother a few months later, despite her “shy and conservative” personality. Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001. She has also appeared in a diverse range of magazines, many of them international editions, such as GQ, Maxim, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, and Vanity Fair.

Miller Moved From A Start As An Amateur Magazine Model To High

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Marisa Lee Miller (née Bertetta; born August 6, 1978) is an American model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and her work for lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret. Born Marisa Lee Bertetta in Santa Cruz, California, to parents Marc and Krista Bertetta. Out of shyness, she often wore large t-shirts to hide her body and would get fully dressed just to go to the trash-can while at the beach. Although she came in third behind Ashley Degenford and Monica Hansen in Perfect 10 magazine’s first annual model search, she was repeatedly showcased in following issues, including the covers of the Winter 1998 and August/September 1999 editions, as well as a reprint for the Fall 2004 edition cover. Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high profile mainstream work after an acquaintance showed a picture of her to famed fashion photographer Mario Testino in 2001.

 

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