Adriana Lima Biography
Adriana Francesca Lima was born 12, 6, 1981 in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Adriana is international model photography, runway, spots advertising and one of the faces of Victoria ‘s Secret. It has African, Native American and Swiss descent.
Adriana Lima was discovered at a very young age of 13 by an agent when she was shopping at a local mall. After 2 years, she finished with the 1st place in a Ford Supermodel of Brazil model search, But she came to limelight when she got 2nd place in the 1996 Ford Supermodel of the World contest. Shortly after, Adriana moved to the world’s most energetic and fashion-driven city, New York, and was signed to Elite Model Management.
Adriana Lima is one of the members of the group of Brazilian models that entered the fashion world at the end of the 90s, among which are also Gisele Bundchen, Ana Beatriz Barros, Fernanda Tavares, Ana Hickman, Isabeli Fontana or Alessandra Ambrosio. With it’s 1.78 m. of height and dark hair, Adriana Lima rose to stardom from a modest family situation. At the age of 15, she finished first in the Ford model agency, Supermodel Brazil. Lima continued in this race and came in second place in the same contest in his International edition in 1996.
Soon after, Lima moved to New York City, and changed agencies, leaving Ford to sign with the Elite Models Agency. In the beginning, her career consisted mainly of fashion editorial works (with appearances in international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire in 1997 and 1998) as well as catwalk parades (Christian Lacroix, Valentino, and others). The first great opportunity of Lima was presented when it appeared in a spectacular parade of the Vassarette brand in Times Square. Her career in print ads continued, and like many other famous names (Claudia Schiffer, Laetitia Casta, Eva Herzigova), Lima became a GUESS girl? in his 2000 campaign.
Lima was consolidated, doing more printed works (Maybelline, Bebe, Mossimo, BCBG) and occupying the cover and the editorials of important fashion magazines (Harper’s Bazaar, Elle …). She is probably best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret and her status as an “angel” of the brand (along with Heidi Klum and Gisele). Lima stepped on Victoria’s Secret catwalk for the first time in 2000 and was commissioned to open the parade in 2003.
Lima does humanitarian work helping an orphanage “Caminhos da Luz” (Paths of Light), which is located in her hometown. Help with construction to enlarge the orphanage and buy clothes for poor children in Salvador, Bahia.
Adriana Lima Filmography
- As an actress, she played a role in the movie “THE FOLLOW”
- The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (2001) – Model
- The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (2002) – Model
- The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (2003) – Model
- The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (2004) – Model
- The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (2006) – Model
- Videofashion! News – Model
- The Fabulous Life of – Today’s Hottest Supermodels – Model
- The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn – Model