Marisa Miller Wearing KC Designs Jewelry

American model Marisa Miller is known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel and appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Catalog. She began working for both companies in 2002 after she did a shoot with Mario Testino, a fashion photographer for magazines such as Vogue. She also gained attention in 1997 when she made an appearance in the very first issue of Perfect 10 magazine, coming in third in their first ever annual model search contest.  She had started out in her amateur magazine modelling work after she had been spotted by two Italian modelling agents while walking through a cafe in San Francisco.

Marisa is the epitome of the classic “California Girl” beauty and her fame really began when she was 21 and an acquaintance took photographs of her surfing with her friends at Manhattan Beach, California. Her friend showed the photos to Mario Testino in the year 2001 and the photographer asked if he could meet her. She was at the time running a surf school in Manhattan Beach.

When Testino saw her, he offered her a job for editorials for the Italian and America editions of Vogue. From that point on, her modelling career took off in leaps and bounds. Within six months she was working for big names such as Victoria’s Secret and Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair and Elle and has appeared in advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Guess?, Nordstrom, True Religion and J.Crew.

Marisa Miller in KC Designs Diamond Block Initial NecklaceShe grew up in Santa Crux, California and when she was young she was a tomboy who hung out with mostly guys and had little knowledge of anything “girly”. She had a shy personality and was self conscious about her body, covering it up with baggy t-shirts.

She is well known and loved within the modelling industry and her accomplishments have caused her to be referred to as the “return of the great American supermodel.”

She was the very first ever spokesperson for Harley Davidson in the history of the company and she is also the spokesperson for the NFL. She made the number one spot in the 2008 “Hot 100” list in Maxim Magazine in 2008 and she also achieved the top ranking in the ‘Sexiest Women in the World” poll by FHM in 2010.

Marisa Miller also uses her stardom to help out several worthy causes. She participated along with several other stars including Beyonce Knowles, Wyclef Jean, Naomi Campbell, Rachel Hunter, Kelly Osbourne, Veronica Webb and Nicole Richie in the “Fashion for Relief” show in September 2005 in New York. The show helped to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. When she is not modelling, she spends her time as an ambassador raising funds for the USO as well as the American Cancer Society. The proceeds from the Marisa Miller online store are also donated to the American Cancer Society.

Marisa Miller has loved surfing from a very young age and it is one of her favourite things in the world to do.

Maria Miller is pictured here wearing the KC Designs Diamond Block Initial Necklace.