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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Calendar Girl September 2011: Marisa Miller



September's calendar girl is American model Marisa Miller who we have featured before as our calendar girl for November 2007.  Here she is perfectly attired for a bit of lawn mowing.  Actually, Agent Triple P's grass is a bit on the long side at present, due to the warm but damp weather we have ben having, so we could do with someone like Marisa to give the lawn a trim.


Marisa at the Victoria's Secret fashion show November 2007


Ms Miller's profile has increased significantly since 2007.  The same month as her 2007 calendar page she made her first appearance at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show in Los Angeles and, indeed she also modelled at the following year's event which was held at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, only a week before (frustratingly) Agent Triple P stayed there.




In 2008 she became the first spokesperson ever employed by Harley Davidson motorcycles and has since worked in several campaigns with them getting her own bike (we are sure that she got a good discount) and motorcycle licence.



2010 saw two more campaigns: Firstly, for Captain Morgan rum which saw her flown to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico for a series of advertisements shot by Tom Munro.



Secondly, and more controversially, she was chosen by the National Football League to front their publicity for the 2010-2011 season, including the International Series game held in London.  The NFL was still reeling from accusations of "inappropriate" behaviour by some of its players when a female reporter had conducted a locker-room interview and, in another incident, a quarterback had been accused of having sent suggestive texts and explicit photographs of himself to a female sideline reporter.  At this point, when articles were being written about the inappropriateness of having scantily clad cheerleaders, Miller's advertisements for the NFL just added fuel to the fire.  Nothing became of it, of course.



More importantly, in 2010, she topped the FHM US edition poll for world's sexiest woman.  Surprisingly, she came third in the UK "poll", considering she is not that well known over here given that Sports Illustrated is not widely on sale in the UK, as the featured sports are largely irrelevant to the average British sports fan.

At the ripe old age of 33 it is important for Miller to diversify away from being just a model to being, as she acknowledges herself, a brand.  She has made a few TV appearances and was even mentioned as  a possible host for the US X-Factor.

Miller has been modelling for seventeen years now and has been high profile since she appeared in the very first issue of Perfect 10 magazine in 1997.  Incidentally, of course, Perfect 10, would not use models with artificially enhanced breasts so we know that Marisa'e svelte shape is all her own.




Models these days do go on to longer careers than in the past (perhaps its something to do with the existence of Photoshop) so we will see what Marisa's staying pwer is like in these critical years before she hits forty.  To achieve this she will have to have the impact of a Cindy Crawford or Claudia Schiffer which, we suspect, she has not really achieved yet, despite being heralded as the new great American supermodel.




Nevertheless, we think Ms Miller is quite splendid and her most important asset, as far as Triple P is concerned, is, indeed, World class.

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