A Few Minutes With SI Swimsuit Issue Rookie Alyssa Miller

By: 02.17.11  •  16 Comments

So how do you get this job, out of all the other models out there?

They asked to see me. I don’t know how they…they must have seen me somewhere. I’ve been around for a while. So they asked to see me. I went in and met everybody in the office and we really made a connection. They’re such sweet people. I was just estatic. It’s really a huge honor for a model, because they’re not just featuring you, it’s your personality. It’s the whole package. That’s what they’re looking for. I don’t know! I got lucky, I guess.

I read that you’re one of the few supermodels that will actually do nude shoots.

I…well…yeah. I’m comfortable with myself and my body. And I’m not doing anything…anything that I’m uncomfortable with. It’s always very tasteful, and it’s really about the art. I’m really into photography. I love it, and some of my favorite photographers take really amazing nude pictures. And it really comes down to the art. It’s not really provocative or anything like that. It’s just beauty…on it’s own. But that’s all it is. For me, it’s about art, and I’ll only put myself in that position if I’m 100 percent comfortable, and I trust the photographer and I trust the situation, but I can be really comfortable if I know the pictures are going to be beautiful. I’m not afraid to say that.

I wasn’t trying to imply that you should have been. But as you become more well-known, as you surely will be after this issue, do you see yourself doing more nude work later? Or maybe pull a Brooklyn and try a couple movies? You’re based in LA, after all.

I am! The acting is kinda in my blood. I would love to dabble in different things. I’ve done a few commercials and a few small roles so…I don’t know. I think it’d be fun to just experiment and see where it takes me, but I’m really happy with where I am, and really happy to be working with Sports Illustrated.

More images of Alyssa and others on the SI Swimsuit issue homepage.

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