Adriana Lima is a famous beautiful Brazilian model and actress, she is best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 1999, as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics since 2003 and for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials.
Lima is the current brand ambassador for the Barcelona-based clothing brand Desigual, for the Beachwear collection of Italian brand Calzedonia, and for the ready-to-wear collection of Italian brand Sportmax.
Lima never thought about being a model, although she had won many beauty pageants in elementary school. However, a friend at school who wanted to enter a modeling contest and did not want to enter alone, so Lima entered with her. Both sent in pictures, and the contest sponsor soon asked Lima to come out for the competition. Soon after, at the age of 15, she entered and finished in first place in Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” model search. She subsequently entered the 1996 Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest and finished in second place.
- References: Adriana Lima on Wikipedia
- The main photograph of Adriana Lima was taken by Georges Biard under Creative Commons
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