Though she’s long since established herself as one of the hottest up-and-coming models around, Jessica Miller’s adolescence certainly didn’t contain any hints of her lucrative career. The daughter of a carpenter and a showgirl, Jessica grew up in Las Vegas where, even though her beauty was evident as a small child, she never gave a second thought to a possible future in modeling. In fact, Jessica’s boredom with the glitzy Vegas lifestyle eventually resulted in a brief stint as a member of a girl gang (the teenagers would skip school and cause trouble, much to the chagrin of their parents).
It wasn’t until her mother insisted that she join a modeling school at the age of 15 that Jessica began actively pursuing a career within the industry, and the following year the young girl was discovered by a scout from the prestigious Next agency. Though Jessica was encouraged to move to New York, her first couple of years as a model proved to be disheartening. She did land the occasional gig, but she was generally only featured in foreign publications (steady work, to be sure, but not exactly the sort of stuff that’ll raise a would-be model’s profile).
Everything changed for Jessica when she was 17 years old, however, after she won a lucrative Calvin Klein contract that essentially guaranteed her a spot in every single Klein print ad for two years. She instantly became a huge star within the modeling world, and spent the next couple of years appearing in various Klein advertisements and traveling the world in the process.
It was also around that time that Jessica began seeing the lead singer of Incubus, Brandon Boyd, following her admission that she was a big fan of the band. Brandon, after hearing this, got a mutual friend to stage an introduction.
Following her stint with Calvin Klein, Jessica found herself in demand with some of the most well-known magazines and fashion companies. In addition to gracing the cover of magazines like British Bazaar and Italian Vogue, Jessica has been featured in high-profile campaigns for illustrious names like Givenchy and Fendi. And although she’s still living in New York, Jessica spends a lot of her free time in Vegas hanging out with her family and friends.
On the relationship side of things, Jessica — following her breakup with Brandon (who ironically dumped her for another supermodel, Carolyn Murphy) — began seeing another musician, System of a Down’s Daron Malakian.
Jessica’s future as a model seems secure, though she has made no secret of her plans to eventually take a crack at the entertainment industry once she retires.