Malibu Magazine has a great set of photos as well as an interview with veteran Sports Illustrated and Victoria Secret supermodel Marissa Miller.
Did you always want to be a model? Were you shocked when photographer Mario Testino discovered you on that fateful day in Manhattan Beach?
No and yes. As you know I’m from Santa Cruz, a really small town in Northern California. There is really very little awareness of the entertainment industry or tabloids or US Weekly up there. Even to be aware of celebrity is rare. Everybody pretty much surfs or skates, and it’s a very simple existence. S0, modeling wasn’t something I even knew was an occupation. Even when I was 16 years old putting pictures and posters on my wall, I never had the thought, “Oh, the people in these pictures are models and this is what they do for a living.” It was just my sisters and I messing up our room, just ripping out pages in magazines and sticking them on the wall. That was the extent of me reading fashion magazines. I didn’t really have a big clue about any of it. I was aware of it, but nothing like this is what I want to do some day.