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She considered herself a tomboy growing up, with mostly male friends and little awareness of anything girly. Noticing her, Testino snapped pictures of her and approached her with a job offer. 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. 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 represented the rum brand Captain Morgan as the company’s “Official First Mate” in advertising, social responsibility communication, and event appearances, starting in 2010.

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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. in particular, she famously posed wearing only an iPod in the 2007 issue. It was not until 2007 that she filmed her first television commercial for Victoria’s Secret, appearing alongside Heidi Klum for the It bra. 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. Victoria’s Secret also put her to work in 2008, with a five-city tour to promote the 2008 Swim collection’s release in stores; the April-May tour included stops in New York City, Miami, Chicago (where she threw the opening pitch at a Chicago Cubs baseball game), Boston, and Minneapolis. 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. 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.

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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. 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. Noticing her, Testino snapped pictures of her and approached her with a job offer. 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. This is Miller’s business, but it shouldn’t be the N.F.L. ’s.” in 2010, she designed and released a paddle board line with Surftech aimed at female riders. The swell in publicity resulting from her 2008 work served to land Miller in the number one spot on Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100″ rankings for 2008, beating out list regulars such as Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, and Eva Longoria.
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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. 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. in September 2008, Sports Illustrated released a “Best of Marisa Miller” swimsuit calendar for the 2009 year. 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. Miller’s 2008 commercial for Activision’s Guitar Hero: World Tour was deemed too sexy to air.

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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. Noticing her, Testino snapped pictures of her and approached her with a job offer. The tandem online launch of the issue drew record page views to the SI website: 228 million, a 41% increase over 2007. in September 2008, Sports Illustrated released a “Best of Marisa Miller” swimsuit calendar for the 2009 year. 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. For the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Miller was chosen to wear the year’s “Fantasy Bra,” a harlequin design featuring 2,300 white, champagne, and cognac diamonds, and a 16-carat heart-shaped brown-yellow diamond pendant for a $3-million value and 150 total carats.
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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. 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. 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. Noticing her, Testino snapped pictures of her and approached her with a job offer.

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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. 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. 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 Krista (née Useldinger) and Marc Bertetta, Miller attended high school at Aptos High and Monte Vista Christian School.

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