One summer at Victoria’s Secret at The Grove in Los Angeles, where my parents reside, while I was choosing a free pair of undies in exchange for a coupon my friend, Lita, gave me, I noticed people were trooping to the upper level. I asked the sales assistant if I was missing out on something. Oh, supermodel Heidi Klum of Project Runway and Marissa Miller, the Barbie-like model, who made it to the number one spot in Maxim magazine’s Top 100 for 2008, were visiting the store. After finishing my transaction for the freebie, I bought a pair of bra, a prerequisite before queuing up to see Heidi and Marissa up-close. I didn’t mind the new purchase. I needed it, anyway, and I thought I had to see what makes these Sports Illustrated models so hot, yet wholesome. Gosh, they were demigoddesses in appearance, but they were the kindest blondes I’ve ever met. Heidi, with her stature as celebrity endorser, was so sweet and unassuming. Beyond Marissa’s beach goddess sexiness were the most expressive pair of eyes I laid my eyes upon; I could actually see the caring attitude in her eyes. Both seemed to be enjoying the 2 long hours smiling and having small talk with the fans.
Capturing just a moment in the lives of these two bighearted women was worth the 12 dollars. Both Heidi and Marissa are putting their celebrity status to good use. Heidi is a UNICEF supporter; she also helps the Lavender Trust breast cancer charity, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, skin cancer IMCG charity; and has attended Madonna’s Gala for ‘Raising Mulawi’ which provides food, water, medical care and schooling to orphans. She was quoted to have said, “I don’t have my name on anything that I don’t really do.“
Marissa is currently an ambassador for the American Cancer Society, and a supporter of the Young Survival Coalition, which seeks to promote awareness of breast cancer in women under 40. She also contributes to the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, action, research and education.