Adriana Lima (LimaBean)
Date of Birth: 12 June 1981, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Birth Name: Adriana Francesca Lima
Nickname: Lima Bean
Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
Speaks four languages: Portuguese, English, Italian and Spanish
Adriana Lima is one of the world’s most beautiful women, she is a top super model and an Actress. She is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Her career began in New York at a young age. However, it was her appearance in several Guess campaigns that gained her the recognition that catapulted her to status as one of the world’s top fashion models. She is by all accounts one of the most beautiful women the world has seen.
At the age of Six months her father Nelson Torres left and she was raised by her mother, Maria das Graças Lima, in the outskirts of Salvador, in the neighborhood of Castelo Branco.
She was discovered at the age of 13 when she was shopping at a local shopping mall. At age 15 she won the ‘Ford Supermodel of Brazil’ contest.
You can watch a video from this contest here. She placed second in the ‘Ford Supermodel of the World’ competition in Miami. This competition is considered one the worlds most prestigious contests in the fashion industry. She received an invitation to a week’s work in New York. She then moved to the world’s most energetic and fashion-driven city, New York, and was signed to Elite Model Management soon after.
Her first time appearance with Victoria’s Secret catalog shoot at age 18 @ the French Riviera location 1999. Adriana talks about how it all started with Victoria’s Secret. How she was very camera shy and did not care to be photographed. Until her friends encouraged and told her how beautiful she was. So she took the advice and thru a friend who knew somebody at the modeling agency she started her career.
She started with jobs immediately including the Spring 1999 BEBE campaign. She tells how she worked for Vogue magazine Mademoiselle etc. Once she started with Victoria Secret she never looked back. She says ” Victoria Secret makes me feel sexy but not in a bad way.In a good way with innocence”. You can watch the interview “How it all started with Victoria’s Secret”
Her first magazine cover was Marie Claire Brazil in September 1998
With her emerald green eyes and exotic mix of Portuguese, Indian and Afro-Brazilian heritage she moved to New York to start her modeling career with the Elite Modeling Agency.
She first became a Victoria Secret Angel in 1999. In 2000 she received the distinction of being considered the Victoria’s Secret Perfect 10. Around that time Guess, Maybelline, Donna Karan, Miu Miu and Loewe all booked the model for jobs. Since that time she has never looked back and continues to walk the celebrated lingerie line’s shows.
Models.com has listed Adriana in their “New Supers List”. In order to be in this list, models have to meet some of these important criteria below.
Some of the important factors looked at for this list include:
– Media presence in and outside of the fashion industry and/or significant Social media following
– Consistent top tier editorial work with high profile photographers & stylists
– Must have at least one recent long term contract with fashion or beauty brand
She has been on the cover of Maxim magazine and holds the record for the longest contract (Victoria’s Secret) in the history of the industry. According to Victoria’s Secret creative director Ed Razek. You can clearly see why!
She was a spokes model for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2010 and appeared in Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials. She is reportedly estimated to have earned over $30 million dollars between 2012 and 2015.
In her spare time, She dedicates her time to also help orphans in her native Brazil.
To stay fit, according to models.com, she jumps rope and shadow boxes. She also paints watercolor canvases in her spare time and is secretly obsessed with frozen grapes and Brazilian soap operas.
According to D’marie Adriana Lima was named “The Most Influential Victoria’s Secret Angel”
This is how Adriana Lima prepares her body for a Victoria Secret Show
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is viewed by millions. So how do you prepare your body to be ready for such scrutiny? The 36-year-old beauty has walked in the show 17 times before. Now she shows us her workout secrets.
Lima told W Magazine, she settles her nerves by hitting the gym hard. When she’s in New York, Lima pays routine visits to the Dogpound. Not exactly known for its smoothies and calming yoga classes, the hotspot for VS Angels has the motto “Smash It.” And when Lima drops by, she focuses on single body parts, showing no mercy to her abs, glutes, and legs. Read the full article Lauren McCarthy
Secret to beautiful flawless healthy skin
It’s no secret that Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima has fabulous flawless skin. she disclosed that she drinks carrot juice and other vegetable juices. According to her, they give her skin a healthy glow. Celebrity makeup artist Sir John said he thinks drinking vegetable juices makes skin appear healthier. reported by Business Insider
Adriana shares how to apply makeup!
See how this top supermodel gets ready for a night out. In the video by Vogue, the model finishes her makeup under five minutes. That is a quick process you can learn and be ready in under 5 minutes! (Well almost) you can do at your work desk or even in the backseat of a car. Watch the video below to see how she does it . credit Vogue.com
She will host her own Beauty Show on Lifetime!
The new reality Show which is called “American Beauty Star” will be Hosted by supermodel Adriana Lima, the series will feature 12 celebrity stylists and salon professionals to compete in a series of challenges, from the abstract creation of high-end editorial looks to the quintessential glamour of red carpets and runway shows.You can watch the episodes online from the official American Beauty Star website.
You will never guess what she wanted to be when growing up.
In a television interview with WFLX she revealed what she wanted to be! Stunningly she wanted to be a Nun! watch the interview.