MARISA MILLER Biography - Craftmen, artisans and people from other Occupations


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Name: Marisa Bertetta                                                             
Born: August 6, 1978 Santa Cruz, California, U.S.                                 
Marisa Miller (born August 6, 1978) is an American model. She is known for       
her many appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and Victoria's     
Secret catalogs. She is the cover model for the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 
Born Marisa Bertetta in Santa Cruz, California, she was first "discovered" at     
age 16 walking through a San Francisco cafĂ© by two Italian modeling agents.     
After talking to her mom Krista Bertetta, she was on a plane to Italy with her   
mom a few months later. Marisa says that the most valuable thing that her mom     
has ever told her was "You can always go back to school but you may not always   
be able to model." Marisa took her mom's advice and soon gained attention when   
she appeared in a 1997 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 in following issues, including the     
covers of the Winter 1998, Aug/Sept 1999, and Fall 2004 editions. She has two     
sisters and attended Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville, California.