Born on June 12, 1981, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Adriana Lima launched her modelling career when she moved to New York at the age of 16. After her move it was her appearance in a number of Guess? campaigns that gained her the recognition that eventually catapulted her career as one of the world’s top models.
Probably best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret, her first fashion show for the brand was in 1999. She was, subsequently, contracted as an Angel in 2000, and hasn’t missed a show since. Also appearing in several of their television adverts, it was her solo “Victoria’s Secret’s Super Bowl XLII” advert that was the highest viewed, watched by 103.7 million people, during the game.
In 2006 Lima ranked as the fifth highest paid supermodel and in 2007 and 2008 she ranked as the world’s fourth highest paid supermodel by Forbes Magazine.
She has been romantically linked to musician/ singer Lenny Kravitz and Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein, but it was her long-time boyfriend, Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić, whom she married on Valentine’s Day 2009. The couple had their first child, a daughter named Valentina Lima Jarić, in November 2009.
Nickname: Lima Bean
Height: 5ft 10” (1.78m)
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Clour: Blue