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Overview (4)

Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Birth NameAdriana Francesca Lima
Nickname LimaBean
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Adriana Lima was born on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. At the tender age of 13, Adriana entered the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest, where her unique beauty, derived from her Native-Brazilian, African-Brazilian, Portuguese, French, and Caribbean heritage, won her second place. Moving to New York at age 16, Adriana joined the Elite Model Management and further pursued her modeling career, landing a campaign for the fashion designer Anna Molinari's clothing line. However, it was her appearance in several Guess? campaigns that gained her the recognition that catapulted her to her status as one of the world's top fashion models. Since then, she has appeared in campaigns for Anna Sui Jeans, Bebe, Gasoline, Mossimo, Victoria's Secret, BCBG, Keds, and XOXO, and has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Marie Claire. She consistently appears in the hyped Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows, gaining recognition as one of the Victoria's Secret's Perfect 10. In her spare time, Adriana dedicates her services to help orphans in her native Brazil. She has appeared in the Italian TIM mobile Commercials.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gerard

Spouse (1)

Marko Jaric (14 February 2009 - 14 March 2016) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Mole on her chin
Tall stature
Striking blue eyes

Trivia (53)

Spokesmodel of Guess?.
Spokesmodel of Victoria's Secret.
Ranked #57 in Maxim's Hot 100 2003, ahead of Naomi Watts and behind Salma Hayek.
Ethnicity is Native-Brazilian, African-Brazilian, Portuguese, Swiss, Japanese and Caribbean.
Ranked #1 on Askmen.com's Most Desirable Women (2004).
Ranked #33 on Askmen.com's Most Desirable Women (2002).
Ranked #75 on Askmen.com's Most Desirable Women (2003).
One of the world's top fashion models.
A favorite model of photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, she appears prominently in Von Unwerth's 1998 book "Wicked."
Chosen as the most desirable woman by AskMen.com, leaving behind such starts as Angelina Jolie (#9), Halle Berry (#10), Monica Bellucci (#2) and Charlize Theron (#3). [2005]
Her favorite musician is Lenny Kravitz. She has also appeared in one of his music videos, "Yesterday Is Gone".
Ranked #1 on Askmen.com's 99 Most Desirable Women (2005).
She has helped financially and worked with orphaned children in Brazil for several years.
Ranked and Voted #4 by AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2006
Named #39 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Named #27 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
She's the second best paid Brazilian model. The first is Gisele Bündchen.
She was raised by her mother, Maria da Graça Lima (social worker).
Her father, Nelson Torres, abandoned his wife and Adriana when she was 6 months old.
Ranked #53 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
She lists West Side Story (1961) and Central Station (1998) (aka "Central Station") among her favorite movies.
According to People.com, Lima secretly married NBA player Marko Jaric in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Valentine's Day, 2009.
[2010] Represented in New York City and Paris by Marilyn Agency.
Applied for Serbian citizenship in 2009.
Married Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric in a private ceremony on Valentine's Day in 2009.
Ranked #14 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #8 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Second cousin of Kathleen Mackey.
Voted #71 on Ask men's Top 99 'most desirable' woman of 2012 list.
Gave birth to her first child at age 28, daughter Valentina Lima Jaric on November 15, 2009. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Marko Jaric.
Gave birth to her second child at age 31, daughter Sienna Lima Jaric on September 12, 2012. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Marko Jaric.
On May 2, 2014, she separated from her husband of five years, Marko Jaric.
Is the longest-running Angel in the history of Victoria's Secret, first posing for them in 1999 at age 18.
Ranked #2 on Forbes 'The World's Highest-Paid Models' list [2014].
Appeared in three of of the most watched Super Bowl commercials of all time. Her Kia Motors commercial promoting the new Optima sent sales to their highest mark since the design debuted, up 31% from January 2012 and 138.6% from February 2012. The commercial was also voted #3 out of the 55 commercials on USA Today and Facebook's Super Bowl Ad Meter.
Has worn Victoria's Secret famous million-dollar "Fantasy Bra" three times: in 2008 ("The Black Diamond"--$5 million), in 2010 ("The Bombshell"--$2 million) and in 2014 ("The Dream Angels"--$2 million) alongside Alessandra Ambrosio, it was the first time the fashion show had two models wearing the Fantasy Bra. She is tied with Heidi Klum as the models who have worn the bra the most.
Attended the closing ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and was one of the few people to touch the World Cup trophy--only FIFA World Cup champions and heads of state are allowed to touch it, but Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger let her hold the trophy,. She took a picture and published it on her official Instagram on July 13, 2014.
Practices boxing.
Speaks four languages: her native Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.
Loves to read.
Ranked #46 on the "Most Popular Women on the Web" per Google Search Results. [2010].
Face of Marc Jacobs's fragrance 'Decadence'. [2015].
Was the first pregnant woman who appeared in the legendary Pirelli's Calendar.
On October 6 2015, it was announced that Adriana will have her own wax figure at the Madame Tussauds New York. She's the first Victoria's Secret Angel and the second Brazilian figure to join the Tussauds star lineup after soccer star Pelé. Adriana's wax figure was unveiled on November 30, 2015.
Had a Maltese dog, Ivy, for seven years. She lost him in Miami (FL) on August 28, 2012, and hasn't seen him since.
Face of Vogue Eyewear. [2015].
If she didn't become a model, she would have gone on to be a pediatrician.
Her name is pronounced AH-driana, though most people still say AY-driana.
As of July 2017, she has over 20 million followers on social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook).
Considers herself Afro-Brazilian first.
Is a fan of the Brooklyn Nets and the New England Patriots (she attended Super Bowl LI in Houston where her former boyfriend Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman played).
She contends that her eyes are green, not blue.
Tattoos: Snake on left foot.

Personal Quotes (5)

Modeling is a tough job, your co-workers are your rivals, it really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.
Fashion is about good energy. It's about feelings. That's what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings.
I want to be a child doctor. A pediatry...how do you call it, pediatrician? Do I like kids? No, not really.
Sex is for after marriage. They [men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me.
Boxing is my exercise, my passion.

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