Adriana Lima fashion model
June 12, 1981
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
34-24-35 in | 86-61-89 cm
60 kg | 132 pounds
8.5 US | 39 EU
Adriana Lima was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil on June 12, 1981, is an Brazilian supermodel. Adriana began her modeling career at age of fifteen, she won Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" competition (1996) and signed with modeling agency Elite Model Management in New York City (1999). She is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. Lima became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2000 and has been the longest-running Angel in the brand's history. Also appeared in three of the most watched Super Bowl commercials of all time. She is one of the top-earning models on the Forbes list, ranked in the top five of Forbes' lists of the 20 highest - earning models in the world. Long time highly ranked on The Money Girls and New Supers List by models.com. Her favorite musician is Lenny Kravitz. Married Serbian former NBA player Marko Jaric on St. Valentine's Day 2009 and Lima has split from her husband after five years of marriage.
Has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers including Vogue Paris, Garage Magazine, Love, Vogue Mexico and Brasil, W Korea, Le Monde M, Vogue Italia, Harper's Bazaar Greece, Vogue Turkey and Espana, Interview Germany, Harper's Bazaar Brazil and Spain, Numero Tokyo, Elle, GQ Germany, GQ Russia, French Revue de Modes, GQ Italia and Spain, Arena Magazine.
Appeared in advertising campaigns for Maybelline, Armani, Versace, Miu Miu, Donna Karen, Givenchy, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton.
Walked runway for Valentino, Givenchy, Versace, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, Victoria's Secret, Giorgio Armani, Balmain, Vera Wang, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Desigual, Anna Sui, Guy Laroche, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren, Escada...
Represented by agencies New York The Society Management, Elite Paris and Elite Milan.
Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don't give some value to friendships and it can be depressing.
I missed out on everything. Sometimes on the street I see teenagers hanging out and going to the movies, going to concerts, and I get so jealous.
My favorite designer is Christian Lacroix, not just because his clothes are amazing and I love them, but because he's so nice. When I did his fashion show, he was the first one to arrive there and he helped everyone.
I just think they're really insecure about themselves sometimes. I know all the girls, but we all work a lot and don't have time to hang out together. They're all really nice; I've never had a problem with any model.
I eat a balanced diet. The secret is to watch your portions, but I also work out a lot. Working out a lot isn't necessary, but I am very active, and my body can endure intense workouts.
It's wrong for a guy to have no personality, no heart. Because I don't care about style or money.
Actually, I never really thought I would be a model. I never knew a lot about fashion and magazines, and I never paid attention to it. I was a young girl, though.
I don't like fights. I don't like aggressive people.