Adriana Lima is an Afro-Brazilian model and Actress. She is a renowned name in the glamour world and best known as a long-running Angel for Victoria’s Secret. For her great work with the brand, she has named ‘The Most Valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel’ in 2017. Since2003, she has been a spokesmodel for the cosmetics Maybelline and commercials for Super Bowl.
According to DailyMail, former Victoria’s Secret Angel is going to launch her first Puma collection. Previously, she had served as a brand ambassador of the brand like Desigual. At present, she is a brand ambassador for IWC and Chopard, including Puma. Let us scroll below to discover more information on Brazilian beauty.
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Caption: The Brazilian model, Adriana Lima.
Adriana Lima: Bio, Family, Education
The second-highest-paid model was born on 12 June 1981, in Salvador, Brazil. She was born as a daughter to parents Nelson Torres and social worker mother Maria da Graça Lima. Other than this, there is no information on her parents and siblings. She has a mixed ethnicity of Swiss, Afro-Brazilian, Japanese, Portugues, and West Indian.
While she was six months, her father left the family and her mother raised her alone. Regarding her education, she has not revealed information on her academic background. Further, during her elementary years, she has participated in many beauty pageants which ultimately she has won.
Adriana Lima: Career & Life Achievements
She started to build her career in modeling while she was just fifteen years. Though she has never thought of having a career in modeling. The story goes like this one of her friends asked her to enter a modeling contest which she denied first. Later after entering the contest, she selected by the contest sponsor. Then what happens next we can see her positions now.
After three years, she moved to New York and signed a contract with ‘Elite Model Management’. She debuted her first magazine cover in ‘Marie Claire Brazil’ in 1998. Then she was later featured in Italian Vogue Gioiello on their 20th Anniversary issue, following Brazil Vogue.
In 2012, she became the face of Donna Karan’s spring 2012 advertising campaign. However, her posing in front of huddled local Haitians led to accused of having racist undertones. In 2014, she became the first brand ambassador of Desigual for its 30th anniversary. Also, she became a spokesmodel for the Maybelline New York in the same year.
As a ramp model, she has walked for many top fashion designers. It includes designers like Valentino, Emilio Pucci, Versace, Christian Dior, Prada, and Betsey Johnson, amongst others. She has also worked with famous photographers like Paolo Roversi, Bruce Weber, Mario Sorrenti, and Mario Testino.
A career with Victoria’s Secret:
Adriana is mostly recognized for her work with Victoria’s Secret. She first joined the American designer firm at the age of seventeen in 1998. Then she contracted as an Angel of the company in 2000. Since then she has been doing a great job with the company. In 2004, she promoted Victoria’s Secret nationwide along with other four Angel Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele BÜndchen, and Alessandra Ambrosio. After participating in 20 catwalks for the brand, she left the Victoria’s Secret in November 2018.
Acting & Hosting
she debuted her acting career in one of the short films ‘The Follow’ in BMW’s series ‘The Hire’. Also, with her fellow Angels, she has appeared in the series ‘How I Met Your Mother’ in 2007. She featured in the series like ‘The Crazy Ones’ and ‘Ugly Betty’. She has hosted the American reality competition show ‘American Beauty Stars’ and also been an executive producer.
Adriana Lima: Personal Life & Boyfriend
She has married Siberian sports personality Marko Jaric, after dating nine months. Born on 12 October 1978, in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, he is a Serbian former professional basketball. Standing at the height of 2.01 meters, he played as a shooting guard position on the Yugoslavian national basketball team internationally. Moreover, they wedded on St. Valentine’s Day in 2009 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Together, the couple had produced two daughters. They are Valentina(15 Nov. 2009) and Sienna(12 Sept. 2012). But after five years together, the couple decided to separate and announced on 2 May 2014. Their divorce was finalized in March 2016. Currently, the top-model is said to have a relationship with Turkish author Metin Hara from 2017.
Caption: Adriana Lima and her ex-husband Marko Jaric.
Previously, she was involved in several link-ups before and after marriage. Prior to her marriage, she had dated American musician, Lenny Kravitz (2001-2003) and Prince Wenzeslaus (2003-2006). Also, she had briefly dated American baseball player Derek Jeter in 2006 and Brazilian vocalist Denny in February 2006. After her marriage, she had a rumored relationship with Canadian singer Justin Bieber. Then from 2015 to 2016, she dated boxing coach and trainer Joe Thomas. In July 2016, she spotted spending holidays with German footballer Sami Khedira in Mykonos. In 2017, she had a fling with American baseball Matt Harvey for three months before meeting author Hara.
Apart from that, she also does charity works like helping charitable work with Orphanage ‘Caminhos da Luz’. Also, the prize money that she won on the Turkish version of ‘Deal or No Deal’, donated to the hospital of an Istanbul for children fighting from leukemia.
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Adriana Lima: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
According to Forbes, she has been the longest-running model of Victoria Secrets in history since 1999. No surprise, if we said that she makes her income in millions. The Forbes magazine has listed her in the fourth list of top-earning model list in 2012. In 2016, she placed second place for having $10.5 million net worth. According to reliable sources, her net worth has an estimation of around $75 million as of now. Her income is likely to increase in the near future. She makes a profitable amount not only from modeling but also from
Being a model, she has also gained admirers on her personal and verified Instagram account @adrianalima with 12.3 million followers. She is also found on Twitter and Facebook, besides Instagram. On Twitter, she has an account under the name @AdrianaLima with2.71 million followers. Also, on Facebook account, she has over 5 million followers. In addition, she has created her own official website @adrianalima.com.
Adriana Lima: Body Measurements
The Brazilian model has a slim and curvious body that measures 32B cup size, 24inches waist, and 35 inches hips respectively. Her perfect body stands to a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters and weighs 60 kg. She has blue eyes with a bit of green color and prefers to wear contact lenses.