In the world of top supermodels there is those three
famous Brazilian faces Adriana, Alessandra and Gisele.
Ask any supermodel fan or model-nista to name a few
supermodels and Adriana Lima will always be mentioned.
Lima's story takes place as a young girl from Salvador,
Bahia, Brazil that like many supermodels she never
considered becoming a model. In her teens she entered
and finished in first place in Ford's "Supermodel
of Brazil" model search. Then a year later she placed
2nd in Ford "Supermodel of the World" contest.
exotic Brazilian looks and sexy look started to get
notice in the modeling world. Three years after having
place so close to winning Supermodel of the World,
at the young age of 16 she moved to New York city
and signed with the prestigious Elite Model Management
modeling popularity soon began to take off as many
designers wanted the Brazilian beauty look in their
clothes and ads.
starting landing modeling jobs for several designers
but it was her eye catching high contrast ad campaigns
for Guess that made her stand out. The Guess ads showed
a supermodel in the making, with those same Guess
girl qualities that also help launch Claudia Schiffer.
In 2000 Lima became a Guess Girl and appeared in the
book A Second Decade of Guess?
then went on to become the it-girl model that all
designers desired on their runway shows. Lima was
soon walking the catwalk for all the great designers
such as Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Vera Wang, Christian
Lacroix, Fendi, and Ralph Lauren.
angel face landed her cosmetics contract in 2003 when
she became a Maybelline spokes model. Her campaigns
and editorial work continued accumulate when she went
on to be the face of Versace, Mossimo and so on.
catwalks to covers she started to appear on every
major fashion magazine cover from Vogue to ELLE. It
was Lima that helped keep supermodel term fresh, something
missing after the 80's supermodel era.
Adriana has done so much in her modeling career since
she began modeling at 16 years old. However, the thing
that most people know her by is being a famed Victoria's
Secret angel. She was signed as a VS angel in 2000
and has been part of the extremely popular Victoria's
Secret Fashion Show for the past fourteen years. She
shares the angel spotlight with a handful gorgeous
girls, yet Adriana is still one of the most recognizable
She is one sexy supermodel with those exotic looks
and mystical eyes. Yet, she has the heart of a true
angel, with her catholic beliefs, and charitable work
helping children and orphanages.
Lima a true supermodel angel.
Lima's official website