Exclusive! Meet Victoria's Secret's Newest Angel: Marisa Miller

09/16/2008 at 05:00 AM ET

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Victoria’s Secret is adding another Angel to its roster: Marisa Miller, the first all-American beauty to join the VS ranks since Tyra Banks‘ departure in 2005. “It’s like a dream come true. I’m so excited,” Miller tells PEOPLE. “It’s so cool too because my sisters and my mom and I are longtime customers, so to be an Angel is pretty surreal.” Miller, who walked in last years’ Victoria’s Secret fashion show and already shot several campaigns for the company, is also proud to break the mold in terms of body type — she’s curvy and just 5’8″. “When I started modeling, the more androgynous look was in, and I remember seeing on casting sheets, ‘No girls over a B-cup size,'” says the California native, 30, who is married to Hollywood producer Griffin Guess. “I was like, well, that’s not me! But I can’t do anything about it. I have to find my own niche.” In the end, she succeeded: “I am who I am, and I found people who love that.” Tell us: What do you think of the choice of Marisa Miller as the newest Angel? — Charlotte Triggs

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Janet on

I can’t understand where all the “new”-ness is coming from. I haven’t read all the posts, but this girl has been modeling for VS for years now. She deserves it, and I am glad to see some one from the USA get it. Everyone seems to be from Brazil or something anymore.

nila on

she’s pretty as far as American goes, but not exotic. This is why you hardly see this type win miss universe pageants or reach supermodel status, just mere fact of the industry.

hi on

you guys are just jealous

gina on

okielady and jennifer,

what world do you live in?
any guilt you guys may have for being made to feel inferior as a white person may be valid. but try talking to the millions of indian, african american, asian, middle eastern, etc., girls that grow up in america wondering why there are more people on television or magazines that don’t have features like them than those that do.

any person that doesn’t see how skewed pop culture is to white america obviously needs to open their eyes. for every lucy liu, halle berry, and jessica alba, you have twenty famous white actors/singers/models.

wutever on

nothing special,,adriana lima is IT!!

megan on

i am happy they are actually having an all american woman be the face of the campaign. it make us feel like we dont have to be from brazil or some foreign country and have an exotic look to be considered beautiful.

AK on

Since when is 30 old? Not sure what that post is about, I am 26 and think 30 is a great age. I think women should encourage each other!

alexa on

To Erin–I wasn’t in any way saying there was something wrong with her appearance, in fact, at the beginning of my comment I thought I made it pretty clear that I think this girl is gorgeous. My comment was more aimed at the person who wrote this blog entry, and it was more a suggestion that they should have elaborated on other topics they introduced, rather than writing about how she’s “breaking a mold.” That’s all. It also has nothing to do with her look–I said all-American “qualities,” and not “features”…those words aren’t synonyms.

I wasn’t being rude, and the only judgment I made on her appearance was simply that she is not “curvy.” That aside, I’m not sure why you’re lamenting the cruel injustices of judging people based on their appearances when discussing a woman who makes her living off her appearance. She’s a model…most people judge her based on how she looks.

Girl-from-Jersey on

wondering why you did not post my comment?

g on

“she is too old”” that comment is sooo stupid. 30 for a model is not old at all. What do you want to see a 13 year old with lingerie on? Give me a break. she is beautiful and isnt any different than any of those other models-

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