Maggie Rizer (born Margaret Mary Rizer on January 9, 1978 in Staten Island, New York) is an American model, actress, and AIDS activist.
Her family includes her mother Maureen Breen, her stepfather John, and her siblings: Julia, Patricia, Katie and Jake. Her family lives in upstate New York. In 2004, her stepfather and accountant were convicted of laundering much of the fortune she amassed modeling and gambling it away. Maggie is represented by Trump model management.
Rizer initially turned down modeling offers to continue her studies at the State University of New York at Geneseo, but eventually dropped out to pursue a modeling career. In addition to appearing in ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, Max Mara & Versace, Rizer has walked the catwalk for Victoria's Secret and shot editorials with Steven Meisel.
She was a canvas you could manipulate and mold into whatever mood or look you were doing, which made her, obviously, a very popular model, says Ford agent Neal Hamil. That, and the fact that she was so eager to please.
Her favorite designers are Miuccia Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui. Her favorite photographers are Steven Meisel, Patrick DeMarchelier, Irving Penn, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Chadwick Tyler.
Rizer was fourteen when her openly gay father Kevin O'Dea Rizer died of AIDS, and she has since become involved in AIDS awareness. As an adult, she spoke with Scott, her father's partner of fifteen years about how many friends her father had lost to the disease.