Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model born June 12, 1981 in Salvador de Bahia. In 2000, she became an “angel” (official model) for the American lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret and stayed there until 2018. She has the longevity record for Victoria’s Secret “angels”. Adriana Lima Biography Age, Height and Movies
From 2003 to 2009, and since 2014, she represents the Maybelline cosmetics brand. She is also known for her advertising campaigns for Kia Motors automobiles.
In 2005, she entered the ranking of the 20 highest paid models in the world,
according to Forbes magazine, and, since 2010, according to this same magazine, she ranks second, behind her compatriot Gisele Bündchen
Adriana Lima has Portuguese, Swiss, indigenous, African, Japanese and Indian origins. Her father leaves home, when she is only six months old.
In her youth, Adriana Lima did not think of becoming a model at all … Although, from elementary school, she participated in beauty contests. But, she says in her interviews, she wants to be religious … However, “one of her friends” [ref. desired] encourages her to send photos to modeling agencies. What she does …
And her destiny changes: at fifteen, again on the podiums, she won the title of Dauphine in the international competition of the agency
Ford Models Management after having been elected in the national competition organized by this same agency.
Then she passes to the enemy: noticed by the Elite agency in São Paulo in
Brazil, she flies to New York.
In 1999, she started working for Victoria’s Secret and became an “angel” of the brand in 2000. In 2004, she appeared in one of her television commercials, with Bob Dylan, Angel in Venice.
It is also featured in several of the brand’s spots broadcast during Super
Bowls, notably that of February 2008, seen by more than 103 million American viewers. 2017, she was, in front of Alessandra Ambrosio, the model with the most fashion show for the brand.
In 2000, Adriana Lima was the new advertising model for the brand Guess.
she became the new face in 2003 of the Maybelline cosmetics brand, she
remained so until 2009, then again in 2014.
In 2005, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, she appeared in the Pirelli calendar, alongside twelve other models.
In 2006, Adriana Lima made the cover of GQ magazine, the edition that will
be the best-selling in the history of the magazine.
In 2009, she devoted herself more specifically to haute couture, she paraded
for Givenchy and posed for the brand with models Mariacarla Boscono and Iris Strubegger (en).
She appears in an advertising campaign for Donna Karan’s Spring 2012 collection. Adriana Lima is the official model of the Beachwear collection of the Italian brand Calzedonia.
According to Forbes magazine, she is the fourth highest paid model in the
world with an annual income of 5.8 million euros ($ 7.3 million) between May 2011 and May 2012.
This same year, the same magazine, awarded him the 100th place in its list
of the 100 most influential celebrities in the world.
In 2013, she posed for the brand Miu Miu of the firm Prada.
That year, she was the third highest paid model in the world with an
annual income estimated at $ 6 million by Forbes magazine.
In 2014, she became the first advertising “muse” for the Spanish ready-to-wear brand Desigual. During the Victoria’s Secret parade, she wears, like Alessandra Ambrosio, the Fantasy Bra ($ 2 million).
She is loyal to the brand: in 2008, her throat was supported by the Black
Diamond Fantasy Bra ($ 5 million) and in 2010 with the Bombshell Fantasy Bra ($ 2 million).
In 2018 she will put an end to her modeling career, by parading for the
lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret, she will make remarkable farewells.
During her career, Adriana Lima has paraded for Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Victoria’s Secret.
She has posed for brands such as Giorgio Armani, Armani Jeans, Emporio
Armani, BCBG, Bebe, French Connection, La Perla, Loewe, Mossimo (en), Swatch or XOXO.
On November 26, 2007, she appeared in an episode of the series How I Met
Your Mother with Alessandra Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr and Heidi Klum.
She also appeared in episode 6 of season 3 of the Ugly Betty series in 2008,
where she embodied her own role. Ditto in 2013 in an episode of the series The Crazy Ones.
She exhibits a replica of the Royal Fantasy Bra of Victoria’s Secret, originally
worn by Candice Swanepoel during the fashion show of the brand.
Adriana Lima became engaged to singer Lenny Kravitz in 2001 and was a player Derek Jeter in the years 2000.
She married on February 14, 2009 to the Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić. She thus acquired Serbian nationality.
In May 2009, the couple announced the next birth of their first child and on
November 15, 2009, they gave birth to a daughter named Valentina Lima Jarić.
In March 2012, with the discretion we know, she announces the birth of
their second child and on September 12, 2012, she gives birth to a second daughter, Sienna.
On May 2, 2014, her next divorce was announced by People magazine. From May to July 2016, she briefly attended the American boxer Joe Thomas. Since June 2017, she has lived with the Turkish writer Metin Hara.
Adriana supports various charitable actions. She contributed to the construction of an orphanage, Caminhos da Luz, in Salvador de Bahia, in Brazil.
She also donated to a hospital for children fighting leukemia in Istanbul,
Turkey and participated in the Turkish program Var Misin Yok Musun
- Marie Claire (Brazil)
- Elle (Brazil, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand)
- Vogue (Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, Italy, France)
- GQ (Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States)
- Harper’s Bazaar (Spain)
- V Magazine (Spain, United States)
- Esquire (United States)
- Cosmopolitan (Norway, Sweden, France)