Adriana Francesca Lima, born June 19, 1981, better known as Adriana Lima, is a Brazilian model and actress who is famously known as the Victoria’s Secret Angel. She began her modeling career at a tender age while she was in elementary school in Brazil.
|Adriana Francesca Lima
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|June 19, 1981
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|Model & Actress
Early Life and Education
Adriana Lima was born to Nelson Torres and Maria da Graca Lima in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
After her father abandoned them while she was a child, her social worker mother raised her by herself. She won numerous beauty pageants while in elementary school, but she didn’t think about going into modeling.
She did, however, enter Ford’s Supermodel of Brazil modeling competition at the age of 13 alongside a friend who didn’t want to enter the contest alone, and she came in first!
She competed in Ford’s Supermodel of the World competition in 1996, coming in second. She relocated to New York City three years later and obtained a contract with Elite Model Management.
She then made appearances in numerous international Vogue and Marie Claire issues and walked the catwalk for a number of well-known fashion houses, including Valentino, Giorgio Armani, and Vera Wang.
Lima’s modeling career started when she was in elementary school, which served as a stepping stone in it.
She also served as the company’s first calendar model and was the Maybelline cosmetics spokesmodel from 2003 to 2009.
She also worked in an advertisement campaign for Swatch, which increased her notoriety. Lima has been featured in a number of foreign Vogue and Marie Claire issues.
She has walked the runways for brands like Giorgio Armani, Vera Wang, and Valentino. Lima debuted in their autumn ad campaign that same year she became a GUESS girl, in 2000.
Lima earned an estimated $7.3 million in one year, placing her in the fourth spot on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid models in 2012.
She appeared in the Super Bowl XLII advertisement for Victoria’s Secret in 2008, which ended up being the most watched commercial of the game.
There were 103.7 million people who watched it.She once more donned the Victoria’s Secret bombshell dream bra in 2010, which was valued at $2 million.
She earned the distinction of being the first celebrity to ever appear in two Super Bowl commercials during the same game in 2012 when she appeared in Super Bowl XLVI commercials for Kia Motors and the online flower delivery business Teleflora.
Adriana Lima Net Worth
Adriana Lima is a famous Brazilian model and model with a net worth of $95 million.
Awards and Recognition
For four years in a row, from 2002 to 2005 and again in 2012, Adriana Lima was listed among the top 100 most attractive women on Askmen.com.
In the 2005 Forbes edition, she was named as one of the highest-paid celebrities under 25 in the world.
She earned more than $7 million in 2012, placing eighth on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful Latino celebrities.
Before the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2007, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
She came in at number seven on FHM’s 2007 list of the 100 sexiest women.
According to Google search results, she was ranked number 46 among the top 50 women on the internet in 2010.
She was named number four on Complex magazine’s list of the 100 sexiest supermodels ever.
Adriana Lima and NBA player Marco Jaric got engaged in June 2008, after dating for nine months. On Valentine’s Day the following year, they got married. They made their breakup public in 2014.
Valentina Lima Jaric and Sienna are the couple’s two daughters.
She also dated Emir Uyar, although the relationship was a short term.
Adriana Lima started dating Andre Lemmers and the pair announced pregnancy news in 2022.
She regularly attends mass as a devout Roman Catholic. She also participates in a philanthropic trust that supports an orphanage in Salvador.
She purchases clothing for underprivileged children and assists with building to expand the orphanage.
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