Marisa Lee Miller is an American model and occasional film actress best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and her work for Victoria's Secret. After a stint shooting with photographer Mario Testino for fashion magazines such as Vogue, Miller began working for both companies in In , she became a Victoria's Secret Angel, appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to record-setting numbers, her accomplishments have led to her being dubbed the "return of the great American supermodel.
Miller is considered a sex symbol. Miller made her film debut in R. Miller attended high school at Monte Vista Christian School. She considered herself a tomboy growing up, with male friends and little awareness of anything girly. Out of shyness, she wore large t-shirts to hide her body and would get dressed just to go to the trash-can while at the beach. After talking to her mother, she was on a plane to Italy with her mother a few months despite her "shy and conservative " personality.
Miller gained attention in In Miller moved from a start as an amateur magazine model to high-profile mainstream work, after being introduced to fashion photographer Mario Testino, leading to editorials for both the American and Italian editions of Vogue.
By Miller was working for Victoria's Secret and appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in which she appeared in every issue from to In particular, she famously posed wearing only an iPod in the issue, she has appeared in a diverse range of magazines, many of them international editions, such as GQ, Glamour , Marie Claire and Vanity Fair.
Crew , Guess? It was not until that she filmed her first television commercial for Victoria's Secret, appearing alongside Heidi Klum for the It bra. On December 4, , Miller made her debut in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show , opened a segment in the following year's edition. Victoria's Secret put her to work in , with a five-city tour to promote the Swim collection's release in stores; the relaunch of Victoria Secret's sports line, VSX, soon followed, along with her first official campaign as an Angel: promoting the company's fragrance Very Sexy Dare.
In response to claims that Miller had parted with Victoria's Secret in January , the Chief Marketing Officer for Limited Brands responded, saying the claims were "unfounded and untrue" while adding "we adore Marisa and we will continue to work with her in the future.
In late , Miller confirmed. In a July interview with Forbes , Miller explained her shift in focus from modelling to becoming a celebrity brand herself. For that reason, she moved to promoting consumer products in line with her own brand and personality. Miller starred in a viral video on YouTube with All Star baseball player Ryan Braun for Remington's ShortCut hair clippersIn , Miller became the first spokesperson in motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson's one-hundred-year history, she first partnered with Harley to launch the VRSCF V-Rod Muscle motorcycle and rejoined the company in November to act as the face of their first "Military Appreciation Month" campaign, featuring Miller as a classic pin-up in military-themed advertisements and online content.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Established in , the society is organized into six geographical regions of both medical and lay volunteers operating in more than Regional offices throughout the United States , its global headquarters is located in the American Cancer Society Center in Georgia.
The current name was adopted in According to Charity Navigator , the ACS is one of the oldest and largest volunteer health organizations. At the time of founding, it was not considered appropriate to mention the word "cancer" in public. Information concerning this illness was cloaked in a climate of denial. Over 75, people died each year of cancer in just the United States. The top item on the founders' agenda was to raise awareness of cancer, before any other progress could be made in funding research.
Therefore, a frenetic writing campaign was undertaken to educate doctors, nurses and family members about cancer. Articles were written for professional journals; the ASCC undertook to publish their own journal, Campaign Notes, a monthly bulletin with information about cancer. They began recruiting doctors from all over the United States to help educate the public about cancer.
In , Marjorie Illig, an ASCC field representative, suggested the creation of a network consisting of new volunteers for the purpose of waging "war on cancer". From to the number of people involved in cancer control in the US grew from 15, to , Durant of Brooklyn, New York. According to Durant, the two serpents forming the handle represent the scientific and medical focus of the society's mission, the blade expresses the "crusading spirit of the cancer control movement". In the American Cancer Society embarked on a nationwide reorganization, it centralized its operations and consolidated, merging previous regional affiliates into the parent organization.
It required all employees to reapply for their jobs; the ACS' activities include providing grants to researchers, including funding 49 Nobel Laureate researchers.
The Nobel Prize laureates include James D. Donnall Thomas , Walter Gilbert ; the American Cancer Society's website contained a chronological listing of specific accomplishments in the fight against cancer.
More than two million people volunteer with the ACS; the organization runs public health advertising campaigns, organizes projects such as the Relay For Life and the Great American Smokeout. It operates a series of thrift stores to raise money for its operations. John R.
This technology eliminates the need for participants to mail donation checks. Charity Navigator rates the society two of four stars for fiscal year According to Charity Navigator, the society is focused on "eliminating cancer". Maxim is an international men's magazine and launched in the UK in , but based in New York City since , prominent for its photography of actresses and female models whose careers are at a current peak.
Maxim has a circulation of about 9 million readers each month. Maxim Digital reaches more than 4 million unique viewers each month.
Maxim magazine publishes 16 editions, sold in 75 countries worldwide. Maxim was founded by Felix Dennis in and expanded to the United States in Maxim has expanded into many other countries, including Australia.
In , MaximOnline. It contains content not included in the print version and focuses on the same general topics, along with exclusive sections such as the "Girls of Maxim" galleries and the "Joke of the Day". On June 5, , the magazine announced plans to build a casino on the Las Vegas Strip north of Circus Circus , but the casino plan failed after local condominium owners complained that the proposed casino would ruin their view. The land was sold to MGM Mirage. On June 15, , private equity firm Quadrangle Group , along with long-time media executive Kent Brownridge, announced the acquisition of the parent company of Maxim, Blender and MaximOnline.
As of April 23, Dennis Publishing has announced that it will no longer continue producing a print edition of Maxim in the UK, though the website for the UK version will remain.
In , Alpha announced the sale of Maxim to the newly created Darden Media Group, but Darden was unable to raise the money. Calvin Darden, Jr.
Maximum Warrior debuted in , as an online reality competition that tests ten of America's most elite military operators in ten military-inspired challenges; the videos on the Maxim app on Xbox Live. Several episodes feature Maxim's Military Advisor.
Maximum Warrior is produced by Grand Street Media. During Lanphear's tenure, the September issue featured actor Idris Elba on its cover, marking the first time that the magazine did not have a woman on the cover. Lanphear left the magazine in November In January , Biglari took over as Editor-in-Chief of Maxim, though a Maxim staffer said that the new masthead title just formalizes what has always been clear: Biglari exercises full editorial control over Maxim.
At one point last year, the staffer said, he decided to throw out a nearly-complete version of the December issue in order to redesign the magazine. On January 13, , Gilles Bensimon joined Biglari as a special creative director. In , Alok Jha of The Guardian criticized Maxim for encouraging excessive alcohol consumption and sexual objectification of women.
In what came to be known as "beers and babes", the magazine did photo shoots of near-naked Israeli women who serve in the army; the campaign drew an angry reaction from lawmaker Colette Avital , a former diplomat who served as Israel's consul-general in New York City in the s. John H. Brown of Georgetown University described the spread as the first event in a new branch of public diplomacy.
In February , Maxim was criticized by the rock band The Black Crowes for rating their upcoming CD, without hearing the entire album. Black Crowes manager Pete Angelus said, "Maxim's actions seem to lack journalistic integrity and intentionally mislead their readership. That policy was not followed in the March issue of our maga. FHM is a men's lifestyle magazine published in several international territories. Its defunct master edition contained features such as the FHM Sexiest Women in the World , which has featured models, TV presenters, reality stars and singers; the final printed issue of British FHM was in December , after which the magazine moved to a digital-only platform, where topics such as dating tips, style advice, viral news, life hacks and entertainment, among other things, were covered daily.
Circulation expanded to newsagents as a quarterly by the spring of and monthly in It subsequently dominated the men's market and began to expand internationally, being published in 32 countries including Pakistan and India. Each of FHM's international editions publish yearly rankings for the sexiest women alive based on public and editorial voting through the magazine's website.
Dates of magazine issues, ages of winners at the time of selection, pertinent comments are listed below; the data below refer only to the British edition. Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, culture and runway. Vogue began as a weekly newspaper in in the United States , before becoming a monthly publication years later; the British Vogue was the first international edition launched in , while the Italian version Vogue Italia has been called the top fashion magazine in the world.
As of today, there are 23 international editions. Turnure's intention was to create a publication that celebrated the "ceremonial side of life".
From its inception, the magazine targeted the new New York upper class. Vogue glamorously "recount their habits, their leisure activities, their social gatherings, the places they frequented, the clothing they wore Despite the magazine's content, it grew slowly during this period. Under Nast, the magazine soon shifted its focus to women, in turn the price was soon raised; the magazine's number of publications and profit increased under Nast's management.
By , the Vogue brand had garnered a reputation that it continues to maintain, targeting an elite audience and expanding into the coverage of weddings.
In July , American Vogue placed its first color photograph on the cover of the magazine. The photograph was taken by photographer Edward Steichen and portrays a woman swimmer holding a beach ball in the air. Laird Borrelli notes that Vogue led the decline of fashion illustration in the late s, when they began to replace their celebrated illustrated covers, by artists such as Dagmar Freuchen , with photographic images. Nast was responsible for introducing color printing and the "two-page spread.
While fashion coverage remained a priority, Daves elevated the written content of American Vogue championing more robust arts and literature features. Mark's Place , as well as including features of "downtown" personalities such as Andy Warhol's "Superstar" Jane Holzer's favorite haunts. In , Vogue became a monthly publication.
Under editor-in-chief Grace Mirabella , the magazine underwent extensive editorial and stylistic changes to respond to changes in the lifestyles of its target audience.