Adriana Francesca 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
|Marko Jaric||(14 February 2009 - present) 2 children|
Mole on her chin.
Spokesmodel of Guess?.
Spokesmodel of Victoria's Secret.
Ethnicity is Native-Brazilian, African-Brazilian, Portuguese, French, 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."
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.
Stated that she's of African, Swiss, and Indian ethnicity.
According to People.com, Lima secretly married NBA player Marko Jaric in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Valentine's Day, 2009.
 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 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 1st child at age 28, a daughter Valentina Lima Jaric on November 15, 2009. Child's father is her husband, Marko Jaric.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter Sienna Lima Jaric on September 12, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Marko Jaric.
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.
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