Miller Was First Discovered At Age Sixteen Walking Through A San Francisco

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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. Her accomplishments have led to her being dubbed the “return of the great American supermodel.” She is known for contracts with companies like Harley-Davidson, for whom she is the first spokesperson in the history of the company, and the NFL, for whom she became a spokesperson in 2010. 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 was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. 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. 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. in a July 2010 interview with Forbes, Miller stated that because the fashion industry had changed, with celebrities supplanting models on magazine covers and in campaigns, supermodels have to become brands to be successful.

Miller Was First Discovered At Age Sixteen Walking Through A San Francisco

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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. Noticing her, Testino snapped pictures of her and approached her with a job offer of editorials for both the American and Italian editions of Vogue. On December 4, 2007, Miller made her debut in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and opened a segment in the following year’s edition.

Miller Was First Discovered At Age Sixteen Walking Through A San Francisco

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Miller was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. Within six months, Miller was working for Victoria’s Secret and the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in which she appeared in every issue from 2002 to 2008. 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.

Miller Was First Discovered At Age Sixteen Walking Through A San Francisco

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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. Miller was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. 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. It was not until 2007 that she filmed her first television commercial for Victoria’s Secret, appearing alongside Heidi Klum for the It bra. in July 2008, Miller took her first step beyond modeling when her shoe line with skateboarder/surfer-oriented company Vans launched. The announcement drew accusations toward the league of sending a “mixed message” in hiring a well-known lingerie and swimsuit model on the heels of controversies over reporter Ines Sainz’s treatment at the New York Jets’ facilities and the messages and photos Brett Favre allegedly sent Jenn Sterger. Miller’s first work in television was as a judge on the Bravo reality series Manhunt: The Search for America’s Most Gorgeous Male Model in 2004, the same year she appeared in Puddle of Mudd’s “Spin You Around” music video. She married music producer Griffin Guess on April 15, 2006.

Miller Was First Discovered At Age Sixteen Walking Through A San Francisco

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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. Miller was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. Within six months, Miller was working for Victoria’s Secret and the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in which she appeared in every issue from 2002 to 2008. in September 2008, Sports Illustrated released a “Best of Marisa Miller” swimsuit calendar for the 2009 year. in July 2008, Miller took her first step beyond modeling when her shoe line with skateboarder/surfer-oriented company Vans launched. She first partnered with Harley to launch the VRSCF V-Rod Muscle motorcycle and rejoined the company in November 2009 to act as the face of their first “Military Appreciation Month” campaign, featuring Miller as a classic pin-up in military-themed advertisements and online content. Miller represents the rum brand Captain Morgan as the company’s “Official First Mate” in advertising, social responsibility communication, and event appearances.

Miller Was First Discovered At Age Sixteen Walking Through A San Francisco

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Miller was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. in particular, she famously posed wearing only an iPod in the 2007 issue. Miller starred in a 2008 viral video on YouTube with All Star baseball player Ryan Braun for Remington’s ShortCut hair clippers in 2008, Miller became the first spokesperson in motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson’s one-hundred-year history. She first partnered with Harley to launch the VRSCF V-Rod Muscle motorcycle and rejoined the company in November 2009 to act as the face of their first “Military Appreciation Month” campaign, featuring Miller as a classic pin-up in military-themed advertisements and online content.

Miller Was First Discovered At Age Sixteen Walking Through A San Francisco

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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. After a stint shooting with photographer Mario Testino for fashion magazines like Vogue, Miller began working for both companies in 2002. Miller was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. 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 Was First Discovered At Age Sixteen Walking Through A San Francisco

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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. Miller was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. 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 Was First Discovered At Age Sixteen Walking Through A San Francisco

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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. 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 was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco café by two Italian modeling agents. 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. 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.

 

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