Alyssa Miller is Best Known For Appearing on the 2011 and 2012 edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. She has done print and runway work for numerous leading companies. Among her highlights are cover appearances on for Vogue (Germany) and Elle (Italy), work as a featured model–spokesperson for both Guess and Victoria’s Secret.
Born Name Alyssa Elaine Miller
Nick Name Alyssa Miller, Charlie (Though this is her dog’s name; but she is sometimes called by this name also)
Occupation Fashion / Runway Model
Years active 2005–present
Age: 29 years and 7 months
Sun Sign Cancer
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Measurements 34-23.5-35 in or 86.5-60-89 cm
Bra size 34C
Miller is signed to these modeling agencies –
Elite Model Management – New York
Nous Model Management
Select Model Management
Elite Model Management – Amsterdam
Elite Model Management – Stockholm
Monster Management – Milan
Early life and description
Miller was born in Los Angeles, California. Her ancestry includes German, Austrian, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh. She grew up in Palmdale, Los Angeles County.
Miller is known for her dark brown hair, full eyebrows and bone structure. She is considered to have a very European look. Guess founder Paul Marciano said, “Alyssa is the most European-looking American girl I’ve ever seen!” When she had her breakthrough with Guess, she drew comparisons to Sophia Loren and Brooke Shields and was regarded as something of a throwback.
In 2003, her father sent test photos to a Los Angeles office of IMG Models. By 2005 she was an up-and-coming model with the Marilyn NY agency. She did a 2005 fall campaign for Stella McCartney at the age of 16. By February 2006, she had been featured in each of the major editions of Vogue, including the cover of a Vogue Italia supplement. Following cover appearances for the October 2006 German Vogue and the July 2010 Italian Elle (she also later appeared on the October 2012 cover), she became one of the new faces of Guess clothing in late 2010. Miller has also done work for Victoria’s Secret. Other ad work has included Bebe, Billabong, Chopard, Diesel, Elie Tahari, Intimissimi, Juicy Couture, La Perla and Laura Biagiotti.
She signed with Elite Model Management in 2011. She made her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue debut in 2011 when she was one of five rookies (along with Shannan Click, Kenza Fourati, Izabel Goulart, and fellow Guess model Kate Upton) in the issue. According to a story in The Wall Street Journal she had previously thought that if she ever appeared in Sports Illustrated it would be for soccer, since given her athletic background she had envisioned herself as a professional soccer player. She also appeared in the body painting feature in the 2011 Swimsuit Issue where Joanne Gair painted her and Stewart Shining photographed her in New York City. 2013 was her third Swimsuit Issue. In both 2011 and 2013, Miller participated in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition of David Letterman’s Top 10 on the Late Show with David Letterman on the night that the Swimsuit Issue cover model was announced.
In 2012 she became the muse of Blumarine Bellissima fragrance. She played the mermaid in the 2013 music video for “Mermaid” by Train. Miller is a former victim of bullying, and she became an advocate against bullying and cyberbullying on May 1, 2013, along with Super Bowl XLVII champion Jameel McClain, by becoming a global ambassador for STOMP Out Bullying. In 2013, Miller signed with IMG soon after a first public appearance with Jake Gyllenhaal. She was featured in the 80th anniversary issue of Esquire as one of the 80 things that define our time. In December 2013, she appeared on the cover and in the 2014 Calendar Girl Issue of the fashion magazine Galore. Her images were augmented by the artwork of Claw Money who affixed his graphic cartoon paws to both black-and-white and color photographs of her as if they were gripping her while she was modelling.
In July 2014 Miller, together with fashion publicist Robyn Berkley, launched a meditation-wear collection for Berkley’s line, Live the Process, with a percentage of sales to the David Lynch Foundation. Miller made a cameo appearance in the 2015 film Entourage. In August 2017, Miller designed a collaboration with Understated Leather.
Miller’s fitness regimen includes ballet and running; she practices Transcendental Meditation. She has taken both acting and improvisation classes. Her father’s name is Craig Miller; she has several siblings.
Alyssa walked the ramp for various designers like Bebe, Billabong, Blumarine ‘Innamorata’ fragrance, Blumarine ‘Lovely Rose’ fragrance, Chopard, Diesel, DOC, Editte Keshishyan, Elie Tahari, Guess Marciano, Guess Seductive ‘I’m Yours’ fragrance, Intimissimi, Juicy Couture, La Perla, Laura Biagiotti ‘Roma’ fragrance, Mariella Burani, Stella McCartney
First TV Show
She debuted with a fashion show, which was Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2006. She walked for brands such as Albino, Alice Roi, Betsey Johnson, Yeohlee, Ellen Tracy, Evisu, Frankie Morello, Matthew Earnest, Nanette Lepore, Pollini by Rifat Ozbek, Rebecca Taylor, Roland Mouret, Tuleh.
American supermodel really likes “The Tracy Anderson Method”. She says that she likes it and it keeps her motivated. It is challenging and she finds cardio, the most difficult to do. In this method, there is no gym equipment used, but dancing and dancing. Though, she does it by going to a studio and learning variety of dance moves.
But, when she is out on a tour, she spends her time in the hotel room by doing Pikes for her abs. Miller said to SI –
“I ALSO DO A LOT OF LEG AND BUTT WORK! WHEN I SAY A LOT, I MEAN A LOT! WHEN I AM IN THE STUDIO I DO ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES ON EACH LEG. PROBABLY TEN TO FIFTEEN EXERCISES ON EACH LEG, THIRTY FIVE TO FORTY REPS, WITH THREE POUND ANKLE WEIGHTS ON! I AM SWEATING JUST THINKING ABOUT IT”
There are other moves also to target legs, hands, knees, and other body parts.
Alyssa Miller Favorite Things
Model – Cindy Crawford
Designer – All
Destination – Turtle Island, Fiji
Alyssa Miller Facts
She appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
Miller has graced several magazine covers as well like Vogue Germany, Elle Italy, GQ Turkey, Harper’s Bazaar Turkey, DT Spain, GQ Mexico and others.
She has a Boston Terrier dog, named Charlie, which she received it in 2012.
In an interview given to Vogue magazine, she revealed that she always keeps an extra pair of underwear in her purse.
If she were not into modeling, she would have been into a job of helping the children, says Miller.
She has also joined the organization STOMP Out Bullying™ to fulfill her dream job.
She describes her style as “Classic with a little edge”.
She would like to trade closets with Diane Kruger.
Honesty is what she likes the most in her friends.