Briefcase Model #21

Malika Miller

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Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Instagram: @Malii_boo

If you could be someone else for one day who would it be?

If I could be anyone for one day it would be Whitney Houston when she sang The Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XXV in 1991. Her voice is out of this world! I would love to have felt the energy in that stadium after she finished the song. Oh, and of course be able to sing like that!

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing?

If I weren't modeling ... I'd be working for a PR firm in New York City and trying to start a business with my brother.

What is one thing on your bucket list?

To travel to Africa and try to recreate the iconic Janice Dickinson photo where a cheetah is licking her arm while she's in a bikini.

What are your lucky numbers and why?

My lucky numbers are 4, 14, and 24. I have always seen these numbers pop up in my life whether it was my jersey numbers, plane seats, or room numbers. My new lucky number is 21 though!

What is the first thing you would do if you won the $1 million dollars?

I would split it amongst my mother, father and brother. Then I would throw an insane party in my hometown!

Every day is different and nothing is guaranteed. That in itself is an adventure...
Malika Miller
Briefcase Model #21
What is one goal you have yet to accomplish?

Shooting for Sports Illustrated. I hope that one day I can be featured in the magazine and be able to shout out my hometown of Montclair, NJ.

What is your favorite place you have ever traveled?

My favorite place I have ever traveled to was Cuba. The culture and people were beautiful. It was an eye-opening experience because we are so fortunate in the US with all of our advanced technology and frivolous items. Seeing people happy and blessed to have only but so much is a reminder that life is more than consumerism and status.

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Deciding to be in the modeling industry. Every day is different and nothing is guaranteed. That in itself is an adventure and at times risky, even scary. I wouldn't trade it for anything! I am constantly meeting new people in different places and circumstances. It's always a crazy, different adventure.

Do you or have you ever owned a business?

I have never owned a business, but prior to "Deal or No Deal," I was working on starting a workshop program for aspiring models, actors, entrepreneurs, and socialites. The program is called "The Shoot Factory," a place where clients can get the materials they need to start their career or continue to grow. When I return to Jersey, I will continue this business venture and open in late October!