Adriana Lima is one of the most beautiful and talented models in the world. The star was born in June, 1981, in Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil. She is best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, but Adriana Lima has been on the catwalks of some of the most important fashion houses in the world. A beautiful model, Adriana also proved to be a talented actress, making her acting debut with great success back in 2001.
Adriana Lima began her modeling career at the age of only 15. Back then the star managed to finish first in the Ford’s Supermodel of Brazil competition. Soon, Adriana signed a contract with Elite Model Management. Adriana has won different beauty pageants until that moment, but she never thought that modeling would be something she will built a career in.
Throughout her long running career as a model, Adriana has worked with famous magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, but also with the most famous fashion brands in the world, including Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Vuitton, BCBG and Valentino. She became the main model for GUESS? and Maybelline, as well.
Adriana Lima has also enjoyed working with some of the best photographers in fashion. She proved to be a great model also when it comes to this aspect of the industry, posing, and not only on the catwalk. Some of the most important names worth to be mentioned here are Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matidin, Vincent Peters, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Still, Adriana remains best known as a swimsuit model. She started to work for Victoria’s Secret in 1999, while in 2000 the star was contracted as an Angel. Adriana proved to be one of the best models of the lingerie brand and her success proves that best.
With an amazing career, Adriana Lima is considered to be one of the best paid models in the world. She has several times been listed on Forbes top-earning models list, being ranked on the first spots. Adriana Lima managed to show that her beauty and talent were the ones who helped her develop the successful career she surely has in one of the most demanding industries in the world, fashion. Currently, Adriana Lima is married to Marko Jaric. The couple have two beautiful daughters.