Marisa Miller Sets Sail With Captain Morgan Supermodel Marisa Miller Joins the Rum Brand as the Captain's Official First Mate

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a landmark collaboration bringing together two idols of American pop culture, supermodel Marisa Miller is teaming-up with party icon Captain Morgan to serve as the Captain's "Official First Mate" for the world's leading premium spiced rum brand.  

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In her role as First Mate, the deal will see Miller integrated into several consumer touch points for the Captain Morgan brand, including digital, point of sale, advertising, social responsibility communication and event appearances.

"It's a great opportunity to work with a brand that is synonymous with fun," said Marisa Miller, the Ultimate American Supermodel.  "Captain Morgan is all about celebrating legendary times and I'm excited to be on board as the Captain's First Mate."

The relationship kicked-off at this year's inaugural Guys Choice Awards where the Captain and his first mate cavorted along the red carpet to the joy of all the attending paparazzi in tow.

"As you know, being the Captain is a legendary experience.  I have become a busy man with so many parties to attend.  Sometimes there needs to be a second in command to keep the party going, and who better than a mate like Marisa Miller," said Captain Morgan.  "My goal is to communicate to the world over that Captain Morgan is about fun and partying responsibly. As you know, no party is complete without smart, funny, down-to-earth women who know how to have a great time.  I've now teamed-up with one of the most beautiful women in the world to help me spread the word to all my friends."  

Born in the coastal city of Santa Cruz, California, Marisa first appeared in the 2002 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and appeared on the cover in 2008, securing her position within the modeling industry.  As a result, clients such as Victoria's Secret hired the blond bombshell to endorse their brands.  Marisa is also the first-ever face of Harley Davidson®.  She teamed up with Harley Davidson for the third time in the brand's 2010 campaign.  Marisa has graced the covers of magazines like Vogue, Esquire, Shape, Cosmo, Maxim, Sports Illustrated and Ocean Drive and has appeared on talk shows such as David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ellen.

As always, Captain Morgan reminds adult consumers that when celebrating with supermodels, or during other momentous occasions, to drink responsibly.  Captain's Orders!

About Diageo

Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B, Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines.

Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE).

For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

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Contacts:

Greg Leonard

Diageo

646-223-2111

Greg.Leonard@diageo.com


Heather Krug

Rogers and Cowan

310-854-8156

HKrug@rogersandcowan.com



SOURCE Diageo



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