Adriana Lima is a fashion model, who was born Adriana Francesca Lima on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Brazil. When she was fifteen, Lima was the first place winner in Ford Models “Supermodel of Brazil” competition. Subsequently, she took second place the following year in the Ford “Supermodel of the World” competition. She then signed with the Elite Model Management, which is New York based. After acquiring representation, Lima's modeling portfolio quickly began to expand, and she appeared in numerous international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire. As a runway model, she has walked the catwalks for designers such as Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani and Valentino, among others. Lima became a GUESS? girl in 2000, appearing in that year's fall ad campaign. She also appeared in the book A Second Decade of Guess. She is currently represented by the Marilyn Agency located in New York. (1)
She is five feet ten inches tall with dark brown hair and blue eyes. Her measurements are thirty-four inches for her bust, twenty-four inches for her waist, and thirty-five and one-half inches for her hips.
Adriana is renowned as being a Victoria's Secret Angel since her first appearance in 2000. She is also a prominent Maybelline cosmetics spokesperson, and began with that company in 2003 continuing to 2009. Model Management in New York City. 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. She appeared in an ad campaign for Swatch. Lima has also worked for notable fashion brands bebe, Armani, Versace, BCBG and Louis Vuitton. Adriana has been on the covers, and in the editorials, of numerous fashion magazines, including Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, GQ, Arena, Vogue, V, Esquire and French Revue des Modes. In April 2006, Lima’s GQ cover became the highest-selling issue of the magazine for the year.
In 2012, she came in fourth on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. (2) In 2013, she came in third place and in 2014 she came in second place with earnings of $8 million.
She has appeared in several tv productions including The Crazy Ones in 2013 and Pista Dupla in 1996. And on Internet Media Database, she has thirty-three credits as “self,” including appearing on the television show Ugly Betty and her numerous associations and appearances with Victoria’s Secret.(3)
In her personal life Adriana practices her Roman Catholic religion and attends mass weekly. As part of that practice, she expressed that she would wait until marriage for sex. (4) She was married to Serbian Marko Jarie, the National Basketball Association player, in 2009 and separated from him in 2014. They have two children together, who are named Valentina Lima Jarić and Sienna Lima Jarić. She also dedicates time and money to orphans, who are located in Brazil.