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?
She 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.
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.
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 angels.
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