Early life[ edit ] Lima was born on June 12, , in Salvador, Brazil. Both sent in pictures, and the contest sponsor soon asked Lima to come out for the competition. Soon after, at the age of 15, she entered and finished in first place in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" model search. She subsequently entered the Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest and finished in second place. After acquiring representation, Lima's modeling portfolio quickly began to expand, and she appeared in numerous international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire.
Her first magazine cover was Marie Claire Brazil in September She also appeared in the book A Second Decade of Guess?
In and , she ranked as the world's fourth highest paid supermodel by Forbes Magazine. She appeared only in shoes, diamonds and gloves for the November issue of Vanity Fair celebrating 20 years of supermodels with her fellow Angels.
Store officials at Mavi say the clothing Lima wore in the ad campaigns was met with so much demand that they ran out of stock. Due to her success rate with the company, the European and Russian branch of Mavi decided to make her the global face of the brand.
She has been named the "ambassador of la vida es Chula," Desigual's "life is cool" motto. Desigual marketing director, Borja Castresana, stated that Adriana "reflects our values and represents Desigual women who are confident, optimistic and full of life. She had been the face of the brand between and Jason Wu stated about Lima, "She's sexy, and there's this feline-esque prowess that felt appropriate for the clothes. And she's got those eyes!
Adriana is a new take on the supermodel - she's from a different era. At the end of the day, these ads are about the women and the sexiness, and I continue to choose women who inspire me. She was also featured in November's Miracle Bra relaunch. The bra which weighs in at carats with 60 carats of white diamonds and 82 carats of topazes and sapphires is worth 2 million dollars. It is believed to be the first time a Super Bowl commercial premiered in movie theaters.
Launch your Valentine's Day campaign in the middle of the Super Bowl. That's actually what flower company Teleflora is doing on Sunday. Hire supermodel Adriana Lima to star in it. In , Lima appeared on the American television series Ugly Betty , where she played herself and made friends with the series' title character , Betty. She was voted No. The list, which has only 8 supermodels , is about supermodels that transcend the boundaries of the fashion industry and have public recognition in and out of fashion.
McAfee ranked Lima as the 6th most "dangerous" celebrity in cyberspace in The ranking, relating to the use of the names of popular celebrities to lure people to websites that are laden with malicious software , ranked Lima number eight in She also stated that the last three weeks before the show, she works out twice a day. I just have an athlete's mind and I appreciate doing this thing," she said.
I just do it for this particular thing. After this show, I become normal again. She helps with construction to expand the orphanage, and buys clothes for poor children in Salvador, Bahia. In April , she told GQ that she was a virgin. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me. She has also stated that, before she became a Victoria's Secret Angel , she had wanted to become a nun.
Regarding her spirituality, Lima stated, "The church is in me — I always connect. I believe in nature, I believe in energy, I believe in spirits. Valentine's Day in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The ambiguous meaning of the word "Indian" in English, has led some to believe that the Amerindian "indian" ancestry originated from India, when in slang "indian" is meant to refer to indigenous peoples of the Americas.
In Portuguese, such ambiguity is nonexistent, since there are two words to convey the different meanings: