Adriana Lima

Fashion Model
Born Jun 12, 1981

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress who is best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000, and as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009. At the age of 15, Lima finished first in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" competition, and took second place the following year in the Ford "Supermodel of the World" competition before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City.… Read More

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1981 Birth Lima was born Adriana Francesca Lima on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Brazil. … Read More


1996 15 Years Old She subsequently entered the 1996 Ford "Supermodel of the World" contest and finished in second place. … Read More
1998 17 Years Old Her first magazine cover was Marie Claire Brazil in September 1998.
2000 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Her first Vogue cover was the Italian Vogue Gioiello in September 2000, on their 20th Anniversary issue. … Read More


2001 - 2003 2 More Events
Her April 2006 GQ cover was the highest-selling issue of that magazine for the year. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old In 2007 and 2008, she ranked as the world's fourth highest paid supermodel by Forbes Magazine.
In 2008, she again fronted the cover of GQ, this time, attracting a record number of visits to the publication's website. … Read More
2009 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Lima returned to the high fashion runway in 2009, walking for Givenchy. … Read More


Lima is one of the two faces of Blumarine's Fall/Winter 2011 season.
She became the face of Donna Karan's spring 2012 advertising campaign, which was accused of having racist undertones due to a photo featuring Lima posing in front of huddled local Haitians.
…  In 2014, she ranked as the world's second highest paid supermodel with earnings of $8 million.
…  In 2015, she came in 2nd place with earnings of $9 million. … Read More
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