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Marisa Miller: The Smokin' Hot Model Used to Date Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his fair share of achievements throughout his racing career. Two Busch Series championships. Two Daytona 500 wins. A whopping 15 Cup Series Most Popular Driver awards. With Dale's incredible fame over the years has come a number of things that would make you average guy ridiculously jealous.

With that in mind, let me introduce you to Junior's ex-girlfriend: supermodel Marisa Miller. She's a gorgeous American model who was named "Sexiest Woman in the World" by FHM back in 2010. But, this woman isn't just looks. She's a motivated go-getter and has a pretty impressive career of her own to back that up.

You may have seen her on the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, or maybe you've seen her work as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. She even placed first on Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100" list, beating out such gorgeous celebs as Heidi Klum, Scarlett Johansson, and Megan Fox. She's a true sight for sore eyes, so let's take a closer look at what she's accomplished during her career.

Marisa Miller's Career

Born in Santa Cruz, California, Marisa Lee Miller was first discovered by modeling agents while she was still in high school. She made some progress, and started to make a name for herself, but the first time she really gained attention was when she was featured nude in the first issue of Perfect 10 magazine back in 1997. By 2002, she moved more into mainstream modeling and started working with the popular lingerie brand Victoria's Secret.

She appeared in every single Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2002-2008. The issue for 2007 included a famous picture from her photo shoot wearing nothing but an iPod. Also during this year, she made her debut into the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

During her last year of the swimsuit issues, the fashion model also became the first spokesperson for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. With them, she worked on different campaigns and helped provide quality advertisements and online content. They must have rubbed off on her, because she even rides a Harley Nightster. She took it even further and became a spokesperson for the NFL in 2010, even hosting the international game between the 49ers and the Broncos.

Marisa makes appearances in television, as well. In 2007, she starred in How I Met Your Mother and an episode of America's Next Top Model. Get this, she filmed a commercial for Guitar Hero: World Tour, but it was pulled for being too sexy. This woman seriously has got it going on!

Miller also dabbled in movies, and her first role was in the 2013 movie R.I.P.D, which starred Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges.

We've only talked about some of the bigger things that Marisa Miller has managed to do during her career, but she is a prime example of beauty and brains. She knows how to get stuff done, and she's created quite the name for herself in the process. I wonder if Dale Jr. ever had any second thoughts after seeing her named the Sexiest Woman in the World, years after their breakup. That's gotta be a little bit of a sting.

Marisa Miller Personal Life

Now, not to bury the lead or anything, but Marisa's maiden name is actually Bertetta. She took the last name Miller from her first husband, Jim Miller, a Los Angeles surfing contest promoter and lifeguard. The two were married from 2000-2002.

On April 15, 2006, the former Victoria's Secret model married her second husband Griffin Guess, a music producer. She gave birth to the couple's son, Gavin Lee Guess, on December 13, 2012. The couple's second child, Grayson Lee Bazyl Guess, was born on May 29, 2015.

Even as a forty-something mother of two, Marisa Miller is still absolutely stunning, which you can clearly see from the below Instagram pics.

This post was originally published on May 12, 2020.

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