Marisa Miller was born in Santa Cruz California in 1978. In high school was a star volleyball player. She got her first modeling gig when she appeared in Perfect 10 magazine. Although appearing in a couple spreads for the magazine she didn’t feel like her career was getting anywhere. In 2001 she had a chance meeting with photographer Mario Testino on a beach. He was mesmerized by her and took some pictures. He offered her a chance to become a model and at the advice of her mother took the opportunity. In 2001 she appeared in Sports Illustrated and later modeled lingerie for Victoria’s Secret. As she became more popular she appeared on Vogue, Fitness, shape, and did more work for Sports Illustrated. In 2004 she was a guest judge on the short lived reality show Manhunt. In that same year she showed off her surfing skills at a celebrity edition of the Kelly Slater Surf Invitational and won 2nd place. Marissa also proved how caring she is by helping raise funds for the victims of Katrina. She made her debut in the coveted Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and she is one of the most celebrated models.