Marissa Miller Considered Herself A Tomboy Growing Up With Mostly Male Friends And

Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller


In 2007, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and graced the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to record-setting numbers. She considered herself a tomboy growing up, with mostly male friends and little awareness of anything girly. Miller was first “discovered” at age sixteen walking through a San Francisco cafĂ© 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. She has featured in advertisements for Nordstrom, J.Crew, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Bath & Body Works, and True Religion jeans. in July 2008, Miller took her first step beyond modeling when her shoe line with skateboarder/surfer-oriented company Vans launched. 2007 brought appearances in the pilot episode and finale of VH1 reality show The Shot and cameos in HBO’s Entourage and the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, the latter with her fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels. 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.

Marissa Miller’s Accomplishments Have Led To Her Being Dubbed The Return Of The

Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller


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. 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. 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. Noticing her, Testino snapped pictures of her and approached her with a job offer.