Marisa Miller was born August 6, 1978 in Santa Cruz, California. She began modeling, when discovered by Italian modeling agents when she was just 16. In 2001, she was noticed by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino, and soon after was featured in editorials for American and Italian Vogue. Several months later, she began working with the two companies that she would become most associated with: Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated.
She has appeared in every Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2002 to 2008.
Marisa Millar has appeared on the covers of: Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Esquire, Self, Glow, Foam, Razor, Ocean Drive, Fitness, Amica, and Marie Claire Russia.
She has appeared in several fashion shows, including: Victoria Secret Fashion Show, Betsey Johnson, and Michael Kors.
Marisa Miller has appeared in campaigns for: Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Andrew Marc, Calzedonia, and Michael Stars.
Marisa Miller Interview:
Marisa Miller Quotes:
“I think my appeal is that I’ve always tried to stay very grounded to my fans and to be accessible – not being this unattainable thing. I think doing sports and riding motorcycles has made me more approachable and more real and down to earth.”
“I’m very down-to-earth and approachable, and I can be one of the guys and watch sports… I like to cook – I’m like the girl next door.”
“I’m very shy. I know it’s weird for a person who models lingerie and swimsuits, but I don’t like to be the center of attention!”
“Enjoy the moment and appreciate what you have.”
“I think California has some very good looking women… I know Stephanie Seymour is from San Diego, and I know Josie Maran – who’s my very good friend – she’s from Northern California. So I think California produces some good looking women, for sure.”
“I think it’s so important just to have confidence in your body. Everyone knows that confidence is sexy, and it’s knowing your assets, your strengths, and just playing those up.”
“I’m definitely aware that the physical appearance is a very temporary gift. I’m very thankful for the opportunities that I’ve been able to experience, but I keep it all in check and don’t let it consume me.”
Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Andrew Marc, Calzedonia, and Michael Stars.
Also published on Medium.