Adriana Lima: biography
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian supermodel, a Victoria's Secret Angel. Lima is one of the top ten most beautiful models in the world, according to glossy magazines and fashion websites. Forbes magazine ranked Adriana the second highest paid model in 2014.
Adriana Francesca Lima was born in June 1981 in hot Brazil. The supermodel is of African, Portuguese, Indian and Japanese descent. Adrian spent her childhood and youth in the former Brazilian capital - the city of Salvador. The parents of the future model, Maria das Graças Lima and Nelson Torres, divorced when their daughter was six months old. Her mother brought up the girl and worked in the social service.
Adriana Lima was recognized as one of the most beautiful women at the age of 13. The girl attended beauty pageants as if it was her classes. At 13, Adriana Lima won the title of the most beautiful woman in Salvador. The victory in her native city was only the first step in Lima's modeling career. Two years later, Adriana finished in the 2nd place in the prestigious beauty contest Supermodel of Brazil, where girls from more than 60 countries of the world participated.
In 1998, Adriana Lima's modeling career continued to develop. The 17-year-old girl signed a contract with an American agency and moved to New York.
Adrian Lima did not know the English language, but it did not prevent her from rapidly climbing the career ladder. After moving to New York, Adriana appeared at photo shoots and on the covers of most popular magazines and walked the runway for famous couturiers.
The girl’s body measurements (the height is 178 cm, and the weight is 55 kg) helped Adriana become both a photo and runway model. Lima walked in Vera Wang, Valentino, Armani clothes and other famous masters of the world fashion.
But she had a real breakthrough in 2001 after the fashion show of Victoria's Secret swimwear and underwear. The Brazilian became an ambassador or, as the brand calls Lima, a Victoria's Secret Angel.
She had success during Victoria's Secret-2003 season. Adriana Lima together with Heidi Klum and Laetitia Casta, have been officially called Victoria's Secret Angels. They are the most popular models all over the world. The commercial, where Lima is walking around Venice in the underwear of the famous brand to Bob Dylan’s song, brought Adriana worldwide fame.
In 2008, Adriana advertised a bra, whose price was $ 5 million. The same year, Adriana Lima became one of the world’s sexiest women. Millions of viewers have watched the video with Adriana on the runway wearing the famous wings.
The same year, Lima won a unique recognition of the musical world. The Celebrities band released the album of electronic music entitled Hotties. Ten tracks of the album bear the names of recognized beautiful women. The compositions are named after Charlize Theron, Salma Hayek, Keira Knightley and other celebrities, whom the creators of the album considered "hot." The band named one song after Adriana Lima.
In 2010 and 2014 she advertised insanely expensive underwear again. Adriana Lima opened Victoria's Secret show five times.
The model’s fees are enormous. In 2010, Adriana Lima earned more than $ 8 million. In 2011, Lima ranked as the world's fourth highest paid supermodel by Forbes Magazine. Only Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, and Heidi Klum earned more.
In 2014 Adriana Lima signed a new contract with Maybelline, and she cooperated with the brand from 2003 to 2009.
The supermodel walked on the runway together with the Russian model, Irina Shayk, at the fashion show of the Givenchy Spring-Summer 2015 Men’s Collection. The Brazilian is sometimes confused with Irina. Adriana Lima admitted to journalists that she did not mind their similarity and this confusion because she considered the Russian colleague to be a smart, beautiful and cheerful woman.
Adriana Lima is also known for her charity work. The star helps an orphanage in her native Salvador. The model willingly helps the poor, buying them food and clothing. Adriana Lima also actively participates in charity events in Haiti.
Adriana Lima’s acting career began in 2001 with a prominent role in the short film The Follow. Adriana played the wife of the main character. In this film, Lima appeared along with Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, and Forest Whitaker. The film received a lot of positive reviews from film critics and became a high-grossing project.
In the autumn of 2007, Adriana Lima along with other Victoria's Secret Angels was invited to the series How I Met Your Mother.
The following year, the Brazilian model played herself in the film Ugly Betty. At first, this series was broadcast only in America, but then it appeared around the world.
The model is an entirely different person in ordinary life. She does not have daring and emphatically sexual images that couturiers, photographers, and designers of underwear create for her.
Adriana Lima is a devout Roman Catholic. Adriana adheres to stringent moral rules. Perhaps, therefore, scandalous tabloids have rarely mentioned her name. Lima does not make friends quickly. At first, she tries to get to know people better. The model does not use drugs and alcohol.
Lima denies that she has undergone plastic surgery, but her ill-wishers are sure that Adriana had such operations after which the actress's breast changed, at least its size. There is information that Lima had cheekbones and lips surgery, but she did not confirm it.
Representatives of the media have always been interested in the personal life of Adriana Lima, who is rightfully considered one of the most beautiful and sexy women of the planet. For some time, they wrote about her relationship with musician Lenny Kravitz. The young people got engaged in 2002, but in 2003 they separated.
In February 2009, Adriana Lima became engaged to the Serbian basketball player, Marko Jarić. The young people married three years later. Two children were born in this marriage. They have the girls, Valentine and Sienna Lima-Jaric. The youngest daughter was born in 2012. Three years later, Adrian and her husband suddenly announced a divorce.
Adriana Lima now
In January 2016, Adriana participated in the International Salon of Fine Watchmaking in Geneva, Switzerland. The same year the supermodel became the new face of the Calzedonia summer underwear and beachwear collection.
In May 2016, the model appeared at the amfAR party with her bodyguard Joe Thomas. The paparazzi noticed that the bodyguard came to the party more like Adriana's boyfriend than as a security officer. After this event, there were rumors in the press about the new couple, but Lima did not confirm these relations officially.
In May 2017, the model surprised fans. When Adriana Lima appeared at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco, journalists photographed the ring on the ring finger of the supermodel.
While fans were guessing Lima’s mysterious husband, Adriana posted on her official Instagram account a photo and the text that she considered it to be the engagement ring, but no one presented it to the model as she bought it herself. Adriana has 10.8 million subscribers there.
The supermodel showed in her own way that she "married" her dreams and hobbies. Adriana urged the girls to follow this example and remain independent and free.
- The Follow
- How I Met Your Mother
- Ugly Betty
- The Crazy Ones