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Pia Miller

Pia Miller
Born Pia Loyola
(1983-11-02) 2 November 1983
Viña del Mar, Chile
Occupation Model, actress, presenter
Years active 1998–present (modelling)
2010–present (acting)
Spouse(s) Brad Miller (m. 2007; separated 2015)
Children 2
Modelling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Hair colour Brown[1]
Eye colour Brown[1]
Measurements 35½-24½-36 in (US)
90-62-91½ cm (EU)[1]
Dress size 8–10 (EU)[1]
Manager Chadwick Models[1]

Pia Miller (née Loyola; born 2 November 1983) is an Chilean-born Australian fashion model, actress and television presenter. Miller came to prominence after winning Dolly's annual modelling competition. She later competed in the second series of Search for a Supermodel. Miller has appeared in various advertising campaigns for brands such as Myer and Mossimo. She became the co-host of Qantas' in-flight entertainment programs in 2010 and was named the first Australian celebrity tourism ambassador for Chile in 2014.

After taking acting lessons and presentation classes at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2009, Miller became a presenter on the travel show Postcards Victoria and made guest appearances in several television shows, including East West 101 and Neighbours. In August 2014, Miller joined the regular cast of Home and Away as Katarina Chapman. She made her screen debut in February 2015.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
    • Modelling 2.1
    • Acting and presenting 2.2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Pia Loyola was born on 2 November 1983 in Viña del Mar to former fashion designer Angelica Blanco. She left Chile for Australia when she was four-years-old, along with her mother, brother and sister.[2] Her grandmother later joined the family.[3] When she was seven, Miller's mother enrolled her in a modelling school.[2]



In 1998, when she was thirteen, Miller won a modelling competition run by teen magazine Dolly and was given a contract with Chadwick Models.[2][4] By the time she was sixteen, Miller had travelled around the world for catwalk shows. She finished secondary school by correspondence.[2] Miller also appeared on the second series of Search for a Supermodel in 2001.[5] Miller has featured in advertising campaigns for Myer, Mossimo, Midas, Australian Unity, Crown Casino and Jump.[4][5][6] She has also been cast in various television commercials and endorsed brands such as Samsung and Cadbury.[4]

In 2009, Miller's image was featured on a T-shirt by designer Nick Bowes for the fashion label KRMA. Actors Adrian Grenier and John Stamos were later spotted wearing the T-shirt.[7] Both Miller and Bowes was surprised by the attention it got, saying "When he asked if he could use the headshot, I thought nothing of it. The success of the T-shirt has caught both of us by surprise. I am really flattered and humbled by it."[7] The following year, Miller was named the official ambassador for the 2010 Australian Grand Prix.[8]

In July, Miller replaced Deborah Hutton as the co-host of Qantas' in-flight entertainment programs.[8] She became the face of Megan Gale's swimwear line for Summer 2012/2013.[9] In 2014, Miller became the first Australian celebrity tourism ambassador for Chile.[10][11] She also became a brand ambassador for the Mazda CX-5 in January 2015.[12] Later that year, Miller starred in a video for Maybelline promoting their new mascara and eyeliner products.[13]

Acting and presenting

In 2009, Miller began taking acting lessons, and attended voice and presentation classes at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).[2] The following year, she became a presenter on Nine Network's travel show Postcards Victoria.[14] She left the show in 2012.[15] Miller made several appearances on the Network Ten talk show The Circle discussing red carpet fashions.[15] In 2011, Miller appeared in the romantic comedy film Big Mamma's Boy and television crime drama East West 101.[2] The following year, she was cast in Conspiracy 365 and guest starred as Monica Wetherby in an episode of Neighbours.[16]

Miller made a guest appearance in Wonderland in 2013.[17] In August 2014, Miller joined the cast of Home and Away in the regular role of Katarina Chapman.[18] Miller began shooting her first scenes two weeks after her audition. She commutes to and from Sydney for filming.[18] Katarina is Summer Bay's new policewoman. Miller said she was proud to play a strong character and added "I saw the character breakdown and what excited me the most about this character was that she isn't, in any way, sexualised."[19] Miller made her first screen appearance as Katarina on 5 February 2015.[20]

Personal life

Loyola gave birth to her first son, Isaiah, when she was nineteen.[2] In 2005, she began a relationship with AFL footballer Brad Miller. She gave birth to their son, Lennox, in October 2006 and they married in 2007.[2][20] In 2010, Miller became an Australian citizen.[2] In October 2015, Pia and Brad Miller announced their separation.[21]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 East West 101 Ximena
2011 Big Mamma's Boy Maria
2011 Project Runway Australia Herself/guest judge
2012 Conspiracy 365 Belinda Scott Episode: "February"
2012 Neighbours Monica Wetherby Episode: "6535"
2013 Wonderland Attractive Woman Episode: "Motherhood"
2015 Home and Away Katarina Chapman Regular role
Beginning episode 6125


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Pia Miller". Chadwick Models. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Miller, Megan (29 January 2011). "Pia Miller: The model of motherhood".  
  3. ^ Barrett, Peter (8 July 2014). "Kitchen spy".  
  4. ^ a b c "Pia Miller Bio" (PDF). Chadwick Models. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Murdaca, Carmarlena (4 August 2014). "Watch out Summer Bay! Meet Home and Away's sexiest new bikini-clad resident".  
  6. ^ Wells, Rachel; Dunn, Amanda (21 March 2010). "Snitch".  
  7. ^ a b "Pia Miller, the face of Hollywood".  
  8. ^ a b Byrne, Fiona; Coster, Alice; Webber, Nicola (16 July 2010). "Meet the new face of Qantas".  
  9. ^ Parr, Alison (4 September 2012). "Pia Miller Sizzles in Megan Gale's Latest Isola Swimsuit Campaign".  
  10. ^ Nissen, Kimberly (6 June 2014). "Pia Miller gives us a taste of Chile".  
  11. ^ Parratt, Chanel (3 August 2014). "Actor Pia Miller talks about life by the water and her favourite travel destinations".  
  12. ^ "Mazda CX-5 powers Pia Miller". Mareeba Mazda. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  13. ^ Longhetti, Chloe-Lee (24 July 2015). There's no reason why women can't do it all': Home and Away star Pia Miller goes back to her modelling roots for Maybelline New York"'".  
  14. ^ "Pia Miller aims for a new runway".  
  15. ^ a b Byrne, Fiona (24 March 2012). "High-flying Pia Miller leaves Channel 9 behind".  
  16. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (24 August 2012). Neighbours': Model Pia Miller films guest role"'".  
  17. ^ "Hot chile woman".  
  18. ^ a b Dennehy, Luke (4 August 2014). "Role on Home and Away means commuting for model Pia Miller and time apart from family".  
  19. ^ Downie, Stephen (24–30 January 2015). "My character is not a sex symbol".  
  20. ^ a b Moran, Jonathon (1 February 2015). "Pia Miller says she's done it tough in bid to land dream Home and Away role".  
  21. ^ "Home and Away star Pia Miller's marriage to former AFL footballer Brad Miller is over".  

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