No matter how great a concept is and no matter how perfect someone may be for a particular role, some relationships just don't work out. Such is the case with Marisa Miller and Victoria's Secret. She left Victoria's secret right after becoming an official angel in 2009 (she did not complete her 3 year angel contract ... no, not at all). The abrupt end of her relationship with Victoria's Secret came right when her rocker-inspired VS Love Rocks™ fragrance campaign was released.
I have no idea as to what exactly transpired. All I know is that this American bombshell had worked for the brand since 2001/2002 and they finally made her an angel in 2009 when many other girls didn't have to wait nearly that long and did not have nearly her level of sex appeal. Marisa was at the height of her modeling career as a sexy Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and a super hot Harley Davidson spokesmodel.
As far as the Love Rocks™ fragrance campaign, it was the best Victoria's Secret campaign that featured Marisa Miller as the sole Victoria's Secret angel and perhaps the only solo campaign granted to her. During the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, a beautiful gothic red and black outfit was designed to coordinate with the Love Rocks fragrance. She wore gorgeous black wings trimmed in gold and also showed off the Love Rocks™ lipgloss ring. This was her best Victoria's Secret runway walk. She even was given the highest honor of wearing the Million Dollar Bra valued at $3 million dollars in a second outfit. This honor is even greater than obtaining angel status. The ad campaign extended into some exclusive VSFS backstage photos showing her wearing the Million Dollar Bra with the Love Rocks fragrance and sister fragrances from the Sexy Little Things™ fragrance collection appearing in each of these glamorous dressing room photos.
Everything appeared to be going so well for her at Victoria's Secret. Seemed as if she was finally getting her moment while Adriana Lima was out that year pregnant. As an American model, I was rooting for Marisa because Victoria's Secret promotes the Brazilian models so aggressively that I feel more of a special connection when Victoria's Secret shines the spotlight on an American model. Don't get me wrong ... the Brazilian models are some of the most beautiful women in the world. But Marisa Miller is super sexy and super hot and super popular in American culture. She is truly one of my favorite models and she was even used as a consultant to help develop the Love Rocks™ fragrance. Here are some of the photos from the Love Rocks™ print ad campaign, backstage promo, and "Romantic Journey" segment:
VSFS 2009: Marisa Miller (Romantic Journey) by divadeluxor featuring Victoria's Secret beauty products
Lenny Kravitz - American Woman