Marisa Miller

Say hello to the first Triple Crown of Sexiness winner—Maxim’s, Sports Illustrated’s, and Victoria Secret’s (sorry, Gisele) No. 1 gal.

The All-American Girl is back with a vengeance. In 2008, Santa Cruz, California–bred swimsuit seductress Marisa Miller topped the Maxim Hot 100, besting such otherworldly opponents as Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson. The honor capped a big few months in which Miller graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (for which she graciously donned body paint) and shot her first TV campaign for Victoria’s Secret, where she’s one of the top angels. In an age when supermodels hailing from Russia, Brazil, and other far-flung locales have come to dominate the bombshell biz, Miller madness proves that our great country still produces the most gorgeous girls on the planet. How does the newest object of your obsessions feel about carrying the torch for an entire nation? “To be in the position of representing America is a great compliment,” she exclaims with pride. In other words, it’s Miller time!

Congrats on the Hot 100!

The women on that list are amazing, so to be on it for the first time and have this position is crazy. I’m not one to walk around and strut like Miss Thing, so I’m pretty humbled.

How good did it feel to beat out the likes of Scarlett Johansson?

I like how we talk about this like it’s a sport!

Oh, it is.

Well, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder…It’s all subjective. I’m kind of shy about it, but I’ll take it.

Can’t get enough of our July 08 cover girl? Take a peek into video of Marisa Miller’s sexy photo shoot!