Victoria’s Secret supermodel Marisa Miller was MIA at last week’s taping for the annual VS Fashion Show, but she had a good reason: she was busy visiting the troops at Camp Pendleton to help mark Veterans Day.
Marisa is quickly turning into this generation’s Betty Grable, the actress and pinup queen of WWII who kept the hearts of servicemen beating through many dark hours in distant lands.
In addition to regular troop visits with the USO, Marisa has partnered with Harley-Davidson to produce a series of vintage-style postcards to send to service men and women on duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
It’s the second year that Marisa and the motorcycle company have offered the free postcards, which now adorn the walls of U.S. military barracks the world over. No wonder MM was just named top celebrity pin-up.
There are 13 postcards in the 2010 series, six of which feature Marisa (the other six are just bike shots — go figure). There’s something for everyone, with Marisa shown in sexed-up vintage uniforms from all branches of the military.
Marisa is identified in each shot as “American Bombshell” — a curious mixing of fashion and war imagery, and one that likely has not escaped the notice of Victoria’s Secret, which has squeezed a lot of cash out of the same coinage this year.
The postcards are available only online, but you can add a personalized message before sending it to your favorite soldier’s
foxhole inbox. The cards will be available until the end of November.
Here are the Marisa shots in this year’s series. Learn more about the campaign at the Harley-Davidson website.