Adriana Lima at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Adriana Lima at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Why is She famous

Adriana Lima is one of Brazil’s finest exports. Men know her best as one of the elite Victoria’s Secret Angels, an association that has allowed her to participate in many company events such as ritzy runway shows and popular Super Bowl ads for the past decade. The reach of Adriana Lima’s fame has extended beyond the many pop culture branches of the Victoria’s Secret umbrella, allowing her to experiment with other top-line modeling campaigns, runway appearances and acting projects.
Adriana Lima’s substantial industry power and strong physical appeal have earned her an amount of fame that puts her among the very best in her profession. If today’s Queen Bee model Gisele Bundchen were to glance over her shoulder, she would likely see Adriana Lima looking back from her consistent place as one of today’s five top-earning models. In addition to her financial status, Lima’s high beauty pedigree has earned her nods from the respective “Most Beautiful People” lists of People and FHM,

More about Adriana Lima  

Formerly known as the "Voluptuous Virgin," Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima is now ready to show off her post-baby bod. You ready?Since winning one of Brazil’s biggest modeling competitions, Adriana Lima has been front and center in the modeling world since her debut with the Victoria’s Secret Angels in 2000. With them, she’s been able to groove with Bob Dylan, show off multimillion dollar bras and also ink her name onto other lucrative contracts with the likes of Maybelline, Givenchy and even Doritos. One of the more versatile Victoria’s Secret Angels in the projects she chooses, Adriana Lima is the total professional package -- and her industry weight as one of the priciest models backs it up.
When she’s not playfully mimicking Angie Dickinson on magazine covers, befriending Ugly Betty or joining Clive Owen on cinematic BMW commercials, Adriana Lima somehow finds time to have a life away from modeling and also make a difference in matters that she believes in. In her downtime, she’s known for being an avid reader and she’s active in supporting the Ways of Light orphanage in her birthplace of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. In addition to that, she also helped Turkish children with leukemia by participating in a local broadcast of Deal or No Deal to help their cause.   

Adriana Lima Biography

 Adriana Lima’s modeling education started in elementary schools when she would often enter local pageants and come away as the winner. The self-esteem boost that came from winning helped ease the insecurities that resulted from her father’s decision to leave the family when she was only 6 years old. Adriana’s association with beauty pageants continued in high school when she and a friend agreed to enter the same modeling competition. After one of the organizers saw modeling potential in Adriana, she was encouraged to enter the “Supermodel of Brazil” contest that was presented by Ford Models. Adriana did just that, and at 15 years of age, she won the title and moved on to that year’s “Supermodel of the World” competition.

A second place finish in the 1996 “Supermodel of the World” competition assured Adriana Lima that a modeling career was in the cards. She took full advantage of the opportunity by signing a deal with Elite Model Management and heading straight into print, ad and runway work. Adriana’s first runway appearance was for Anna Sui in 1997 within a year, she would already have an ad contract with Anna Molinari and a cover shoot for Marie Claire (Brazil) in the books. In 1999, the young model would continue to develop her runway credentials by wearing the collections of Emanuel Ungaro and Balmain.