Adriana Lima

Brazilian fashion model Adriana Lima

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.
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Birthday
12 June 1981
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Why Adriana Lima And Emily Ratajkowski Can Both Be Feminists, No Matter How Much Skin They Show
Huffington Post - 2 months
When a model whose career is built on being the face of a lingerie behemoth says she’ll no longer strip down just for the
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Adriana Lima hits the boxing ring
Reuters.com - 5 months
Ahead of the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show, veteran angel Adriana Lima hits the boxing ring in New York. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Adriana Lima Proclaims She's Married To Herself
Huffington Post - 9 months
Supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima doesn’t need another significant other in her life. She’s married to herself.  The 35-year-old announced the news on Instagram recently after outlets noticed a new diamond band on her hand at the Grand Prix in Monaco. “Whats up with the ring? Its symbolic, I am committed to myself and my own happiness I am married with me,” Lima captioned the Instagram post. “Ladies love yourself and yes I am single.”  A post shared by Adriana Lima (@adrianalima) on May 29, 2017 at 4:32pm PDT Even though she’s technically single (Lima recently split from her Super Bowl-winning beau, Julian Edelman, and then briefly dated Mets pitcher Matt Harvey), some people actually do marry themselves. It’s called “sologomy.”  “I think it’s increased over the years, and it’s something that’s becoming more understood and more accepted,” Jeffrey Levin, who runs the website IMarriedMe.com, recently told WUSA9 news. On Levin...
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Good-Looking Love Is Dead: Adriana Lima And Julian Edelman Split Up
Huffington Post - 12 months
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Adriana Lima Should Think Twice About Her Retirement Plans
Huffington Post - 12 months
Supermodel Adriana Lima doesn’t have a specific plan in place to retire from the Victoria’s Secret runway, but she has a certain timeframe in mind.  The 35-year-old VS Angel recently spoke about her eventual departure from the catwalk in an interview with Ocean Drive magazine.  “My goal is to do the fashion show till I’m 40, at least,” Lima said. “Or [as long as] gravity is on my side.”  The model, who first appeared on the runway in 1999 and has walked the show 17 times, is forgetting one major thing ― it’s more than possible to have a modeling career well beyond your 40s.  Look at all of women opening the door for models beyond 40:  1. 63-year-old Christie Brinkley working a bikini.  The gorgeous model posed alongside her daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook in the newest issue of Sport Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition.  @christiebrinkley is back in a bikini for #SISwim 2017 (and she's brought two very special guests!). A post shared ...
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Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima: 'The church is in me'
Fox News - 12 months
The lingerie model said she always reads the Bible backstage.
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These Fashion Industry Immigrants Have A Powerful Message For Donald Trump
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Model Adriana Lima Relists Manhattan Apartment for a Reduced $4.85 Million
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
The Brazilian veteran of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show listed the unit in 2013 for $5.5 million.
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Stunning Photos Show Evolution Of The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs tonight. Based on photos that have emerged in the days since this year’s show filmed, it’s evident that the flashy production, which has only gotten more elaborate over the years, maintains its reputation in 2016.  But if there’s one thing that has gone unchanged since the show’s humble beginnings, it’s the models’ excitement about walking that coveted runway. Kendall Jenner has been quoted repeatedly calling the show her ultimate dream, and the same goes for best friend and fellow supermodel Gigi Hadid. The iconic models who came before have held the show at that same regard. Heidi Klum credits the show with making her a “household name.” Adriana Lima, the brand’s longest running model, was quoted at age 18 as saying she thinks the “dream of a lot of girls” would be to work with the brand. So, while the show has changed drastically over the years into the mega-produced holida...
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The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Broadcast Used To Be Intensely Creepy
Huffington Post - about 1 year
You’ll never watch “My Best Friend’s Wedding” the same way again. The year was 2001. Adriana Lima was 20 years old, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was 6 years old and for some reason, Rupert Everett was the host.  If it bothers you that a televised broadcast of beautiful women parading down a runway in their underwear is one of the most highly anticipated spectacles of the holiday season, wait until you see this cringeworthy, 15-year-old footage we dug up on YouTube. Folks, we’ve come a long way. Everett, giving off decidedly non-Prince Charming vibes, spends an uncomfortable 40 minutes saying things like, “The security is tight and so are the girls,” and calling attractive women “delicious crumpets.” All the blame can’t be put on Everett’s shoulders. There’s also a mirror cam, which catches the girls unknowingly as they adjust their outfits and check themselves out. Anouck Lepere, one of the models who walked in the show that year, sums it up: “Imagi...
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I Attended The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, And I Felt Obese
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is the holy grail for all models. At least, that's what they claim during interviewees. So as a journalist, it was quite flattering to receive an invitation. The invitation was clear and stern. If you want to be part of the party, you'll have to follow certain guidelines, it said. The electronic invitation spelled out security measures -- handbags must be a certain size -- and insisted on a strict dress code: cocktail attire. Photos and videos: strictly prohibited. I arrived, and I waited in line. Then, another line. As I waited, I faced a swarm of bow ties on tuxedos and an endless stream of sequin dresses. Legs were already starting to seem longer than usual. This fashion show was unlike anything else I've ever experienced. I was taking part in a "unique event," the loudspeakers reminded me as I took my seat. They were also reminding the millions and millions of viewers "around the world," who are scheduled to watch a broadcast of the show...
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What the Angels Are Most Nervous About Before The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Huffington Post - about 1 year
For Allure, by Jessica Chia. Standing in front of a crowd is anxiety-inducing. Standing in front of a crowd in your underwear is a nightmare (I've woken up in cold sweats thanks to dreams like this). Walking down a catwalk in that underwear, in front of millions of viewers, on a nationally televised program, and having some semblance of fun while doing it—that’s panic attack material. Unless you’re a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Then it’s another day at work. But even the pros get preshow jitters. These are the nail-biters the Angels actually sweat before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: The wings: “I’m closing a section for the first time this year, and I’m wearing these huge wings. I’m so excited to do it, but I’m really nervous because I cannot mess it up. I just want to make the moment perfect!” —Sara Sampaio The shoes: “I have really high-heeled shoes in one of my looks—and the song playing during that segment is pretty upbeat, so I’m nervous about those. They’re ...
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Adriana Lima gets fighting fit for Victoria's Secret show
Reuters.com - about 1 year
NEW YORK (Reuters) - With a hook and an upper cut, Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima has found boxing is a great way to get fighting fit for the annual lingerie fashion show.
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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Fittings Street Style: See The Photos
Huffington Post - over 1 year
For Teen Vogue, by Avery Matera. As all 54 models prepare for the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, at the top of the prep list is fittings and more fittings. After all, how else will they practice walking in those thigh-high boots, 40-pound Angel wings, and show-stopping lingerie looks? Lucky for us, as each of the girls heads to her appointments in New York City, they’re giving us some major model off duty inspo for the colder weather. From leather skirts to skinny jeans, thigh-high boots and cozy knits, we want to wear everything they’re wearing. So, if you want to get your Angel on — you know, without the wings and barely-there runway looks — get some fall outfit inspiration in the slideshow ahead. Check out 39 fall outfit ideas courtesy of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show models ahead. GIGI HADID The little black dress will forever be a classic. HERIETH PAUL Short of a jumpsuit, there's nothing easier than a leather mini and chunky sweater to take you thr...
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In pictures: major moments in the history of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Yahoo News - over 1 year
News that the upcoming Victoria's Secret catwalk show will be held at the Grand Palais exhibition center and museum in Paris caused a sensation in the fashion world. This is a first for the famous lingerie label, which has never before held one of its legendary shows in the French capital. From Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Karen Mulder, Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio to Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid -- to name just a few -- all of the world's most famous models have walked the runway at the legendary Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, each leaving their mark on the brand's history.
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FYI, You Should Actually Be Putting Perfume In Your Belly Button
Huffington Post - over 1 year
If you love to spritz on a signature scent, we have bad news for you: you’ve been doing it wrong. You probably know to put perfume on your neck and wrists. That’s because these spots are known as “pulse points,” or areas where you can feel a heartbeat on your body. Body heat emanating from pulse points can intensify a fragrance. But there are several other points on your body that you’re probably missing. First up? Your belly button. Experts say your belly button is a prime location for fragrance. Its shape serves as a natural repository for scent, and your body heat will allow the scent to radiate. Celebs like Liv Tyler and Adriana Lima swear by this trick.  “I put little drops on my fingers and put some under my arms and in my belly button,” Tyler told Into The Gloss. “My dad taught me that—if you put it where you heat up, the smell stays with you.” You can also apply perfume inside your elbows and behind your knees for a longer-lasting scent. Since your knees and el...
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Victoria's Secret takes 'Angels' show to home of lingerie
Yahoo News - over 1 year
US lingerie giant Victoria's Secret said Monday it will hold its next "Angels" show in Paris, the city that invented the concept. It will be the first time the much-hyped annual lingerie show, which often features big name singers such as Rihanna, Taylor Swift or Justin Timberlake as well as the brand's stable of underwear models, will be held in the French capital. The label said Brazilian models Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, their American counterparts Lily Aldridge and Jasmine Tookes will walk the runway alongside Swede Elsa Hosk and Denmark's Josephine Skriver.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adriana Lima
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 33
    Her wax figure was unveiled on November 30, 2015.
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    On October 6, 2015, it was announced that Adriana will have her own wax figure at the Madame Tussauds New York.
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    In 2015, she became the face of Vogue Eyewear and of Marc Jacobs' fragance Decadence.
    In 2015, she came in 2nd place with earnings of $9 million.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    On May 2, 2014, Lima and Jaric announced their separation after five years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in March 2016.
    She wore the fantasy bra again in 2014, along with Alessandra Ambrosio, with each bra valuing $2,000,000.
    In 2014, she ranked as the world's second highest paid supermodel with earnings of $8 million.
  • 2012
    Age 30
    The Adriana Lima diet became so popular that it eventually became one of the top five most searched diets on the web in 2012 according to Google.
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    In 2012, she ranked number eight in forbes' "The World's Most Powerful Latino Celebrities" list for earning more than 7 million dollars.
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    In 2012, she was listed in Forbes Celebrity 100 power list for earning more than 7 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
    She starred in Super Bowl XLVI commercials for online flower service Teleflora and Kia Motors in early 2012 which was watched by more than 200 million viewers.
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    In February 2012, Lima became the only celebrity to ever star in two Super Bowl commercials in one game.
    In 2012, she opened the show for the 5th time less than two months after giving birth to her second child.
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    Lima was photographed by artist Richard Phillips on the famed Copacabana sidewalk in Brazil for Visionaire no. 62 which was released in mid-2012.
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    In the first quarter of 2012, her advertisement campaign increased sales to 50%, the highest increase in products sales.
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    In early 2012, Turkish clothing company Mavi Jeans, made a contract with Lima to be the face and spokesmodel for the brand.
    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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    A results from a market research study in 2011 about the UEFA Champions League released by Heineken showed that 52% of men would rather watch their team lift the Champions League trophy than go on a date with Lima.
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    In 2011, Lima signed a deal as a spokeswoman for Megacity by Votsu, a Brazilian social gaming company, to appear in their commercials.
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    Lima is one of the two faces of Blumarine's Fall/Winter 2011 season.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    She was also one of the faces of Givenchy for the Fall/Winter 2009 season.
    Lima returned to the high fashion runway in 2009, walking for Givenchy.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    After nine months of dating, Lima became engaged to Serbian NBA player Marko Jarić in June 2008. The couple married on St. Valentine's Day 2009 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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    In February 2008, she was chosen to be the face of Mexico's Liverpool department store chain and launched the partnership with a press conference, runway show, and summer campaign.
    In February 2008, Lima was featured on the cover of Esquire, re-creating the classic 1966 Angie Dickinson cover on Esquire's 75th anniversary.
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    In 2008, she again fronted the cover of GQ, this time, attracting a record number of visits to the publication's website.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    In 2007 and 2008, she ranked as the world's fourth highest paid supermodel by Forbes Magazine.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    Lima is a devout Roman Catholic who attends mass every Sunday. In April 2006, she told GQ that she was a virgin. "Sex is for after marriage," she said. "Men have to respect that this is my choice.
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    In 2006, Lima ranked as the fifth highest paid supermodel.
    Her April 2006 GQ cover was the highest-selling issue of that magazine for the year.
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  • 2003
    Age 21
    Lima continued to build upon her portfolio, doing more print work for Maybelline, for whom she worked as a spokesmodel from 2003 until 2009, the same year she appeared in the company's first calendar and did an ad campaign for Swatch.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 19
    In 2001, she began dating singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lenny Kravitz. In 2002, the couple was engaged, but less than a year later, the engagement was called off.
  • 2000
    Age 18
    Lima became a GUESS? girl in 2000, appearing in that year's fall ad campaign.
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    Her first Vogue cover was the Italian Vogue Gioiello in September 2000, on their 20th Anniversary issue.
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  • 1998
    Age 16
    Her first magazine cover was Marie Claire Brazil in September 1998.
  • 1996
    Age 14
    She subsequently entered the 1996 Ford "Supermodel of the World" contest and finished in second place.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Lima was born Adriana Francesca Lima on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Brazil.
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