Miller was born as Marisa Lee Bertetta in Santa Cruz, California, to Krista (née Useldinger) and Marc Bertetta. . . She considered herself a tomboy growing up, with mostly male friends and little awareness of anything girly. 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.
. . . best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and her work for Victoria's Secret. After a stint shooting with photographer Mario Testino for fashion magazines such as Vogue, Miller began working for both companies in 2002. In 2007, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel, and graced the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to record-setting numbers. Her accomplishments have led to her being dubbed the "return of the great American supermodel."
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. Miller gained attention in 1997 when she appeared nude in the first issue of Perfect 10 magazine. Although she came in third behind Ashley Degenford and Monica Hansen in Perfect 10 magazine's first annual model search, she was repeatedly showcased (NSFW links) in following issues, including the covers of the Winter 1998 and August/September 1999 editions. Unlike most models who begin their careers with nude photo shoots, Marisa was able to make the jump to mainstream modeling as well as a reprint for the Fall 2004 edition cover.GOODSTUFFs BLOGGING MAGAZINE (299th Issue) while he does some pizza pie with Sara Jean Underwood. Also this week, there was plenty of far out space news, international news and udder news that's fit to click. Linked at Pirates Cove in the weekly "Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup" and links. Wombat-socho chimes in with "Late Night With Rule 5 Monday: All-American Catgirl" and "FMJRA 2.0: Painkiller".