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Adriana Lima, April 30, 2007
BornAdriana Francesca Lima[1]
June 12, 1981 (1981-06-12) (age 29)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Hair colorBrown[2]
Eye colorBlue[2]
Measurements86-61-89 (34-24-35)[2]
Dress size4 (US)
AgencyMarilyn Agency
SpouseMarko Jaric (2009–present)
Adriana Francesca Lima (born June 12, 1981[3]) is a Brazilian model, best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000, and as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009. At age 15, Lima finished first in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" competition, and took second place the following year in the Ford "Supermodel of the World" competition before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City.

Modeling

Lima never thought about being a model, although she had won many beauty pageants in elementary school.[4] However, she had a friend at school who wanted to enter a modeling contest and didn't 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 "Supermodel of the World" contest and finished in second place.[5] Three years later, Lima moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management. After acquiring representation, Lima's modeling portfolio quickly began to expand, and she appeared in numerous international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire. As a runway model, she has walked the catwalks for designers such as Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Ralph Lauren and Valentino, among others. Lima became a GUESS? girl in 2000, appearing in that year's fall ad campaign. She also appeared in the book A Second Decade of Guess? Images.[3]
Lima continued to build upon her portfolio, doing more print work for Maybelline, for whom she worked as a spokesmodel from 2003[5][6] until 2009, the same year she appeared in the company's first calendar, a limited edition run also featuring Kemp Muhl, Jessica White, Julia Stegner, and Anna Wang.[7] Lima has also worked for notable fashion brands bebe, Mossimo, Armani, Bulgari, De Beers, FCUK, Intimissimi, Keds, Swatch, Versace, and BCBG. She also appeared on the covers and in the editorials of other fashion magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, GQ, Arena, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. Her April 2006 GQ cover was the highest-selling issue that magazine for the year.[8] She also appeared in the 2005 Pirelli Calendar[3] and became the face of Italy's cell phone carrier, Telecom Italia Mobile, a move that earned her the nickname, "the Catherine Zeta-Jones of Italy."[9]
In February 2008, Lima was featured on the cover of Esquire, re-creating the classic 1966 Angie Dickinson cover on Esquire's 75th anniversary along with fellow Victoria's Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Izabel Goulart and Selita Ebanks. She appeared only in shoes, diamonds and gloves for the November 2007 issue of Vanity Fair celebrating 20 years of supermodels with her fellow Angels.[10] In February 2008, she was chosen to be the face of Mexico's Liverpool department store chain and launched the partnership with a press conference, runway show, and summer campaign. Lima returned to the high fashion runway in 2009, walking for Givenchy.[11] That same year, after visiting Turkey, Lima signed a contract with Doritos to appear in print campaigns and commercials which began airing in Turkey that April. She was also one of the faces of Givenchy for the Fall/Winter 2009 season, alongside Mariacarla Boscono and Iris Strubegger.[12]
In 2006, Lima ranked as the fifth highest paid supermodel. In 2007 and 2008, she ranked as the world's fourth highest paid supermodel by Forbes Magazine.[8][13][14][15]

Victoria's Secret

Lima is probably best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. Her first fashion show for the company came in 1999, and since being contracted as an Angel in 2000, she has appeared on subsequent shows ever since, opening the show in 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2010. Lima has appeared on several television ads for the brand, including the praised and criticized[16][17] "Angel in Venice" commercial of 2003 with Bob Dylan and her solo Victoria's Secret's Super Bowl XLII ad, the single most-seen ad of the game, watched by 103.7 million viewers.[18] 2008 continued for Lima with hosting the What Is Sexy? program for the E! Entertainment Network and a July tour for the BioFit Uplift Bra launch, with stops in Long Island, Boston, and Miami Beach. She was also featured in November's Miracle Bra relaunch.[19] Topping the year off, Lima wore the "Fantasy Bra" for the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The bra, created by American jewelry designer Martin Katz, was set with 3,575 black diamonds, 117 certified 1 carat (200 mg) white round diamonds, 34 rubies, and two black diamond drops totaling 100 carats (20 g). Valued at over $5 million, the bra carried more than 1,500 carats (300 g).[20] In 2009, Lima launched the company's new makeup line, "Christian Siriano for VS Makeup."

Acting

Lima's first acting role was the wife, alongside Mickey Rourke and Forest Whitaker, in The Follow (2001), a short film in BMW's series The Hire, starring Clive Owen and directed by Wong Kar-wai. She also appeared with her fellow Angels in a guest spot playing herself in the series How I Met Your Mother in November 2007.
In 2008, Lima appeared on the American television series Ugly Betty, where she played herself and made friends with the series' title character, played by America Ferrera. According to her publicist, Liza Anderson, "Adriana has always been a huge fan of Ugly Betty and is thrilled for the opportunity to make a guest star appearance."[21]

Reception

Since her rise to fame, Lima is often cited by popular media as one of the world's sexiest women. Lima was listed in the 2005 Forbes' edition of The World's Best-Paid Celebrities Under 25.[22] Also, she ranked No.99th in the 2006 Forbes' edition of The Celebrity 100 (Forbes' Highest Paid and Powerful Celebrities in the World).[23] Lima was chosen to be a part of People magazine's 100 most beautiful people in the world list, sharing that space with the Angels, with whom she also received a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" prior to the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. That same year, she ranked 7th on FHM's "100 Sexiest Women 2007" list[24] and was awarded as the "Hottest Girl on the Planet" at the first Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards, although the category was not mentioned in the actual broadcast. Lima was also voted on the Maxim "Hot 100" 2007 at the #53 spot. She was voted #1 as the Most Desirable Woman in 2005 by visitors of the men's lifestyle website, Askmen.com (she placed 4th in 2006 and 2007, 10th in 2008, and 19th in 2009). In November 2008, Models.com featured her at number one on the list of the "Sexiest Models."[25] In 2009, she was voted sixth in "FHM's Sexiest Women In The World".[26]

Personal life


Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima (left), Marisa Miller and Selita Ebanks ride in the Guantanamo Bay Christmas Parade Dec. 1, 2007

In addition to her native Portuguese, Lima speaks English, French, and a bit of Italian and Spanish.[27] Lima was shy around boys when she was younger, not receiving her first kiss until she was 17 years old. Afterwards, the boy went directly to her mother to ask if he could marry her.[28] She is a devout Catholic who attends church every Sunday.[29] In April 2006, she told GQ that she was a virgin. "Sex is for after marriage," she explained. "They [men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me."[29] Characterizing her religious roots, she is known for taking a Bible backstage to read.[30]
She has been romantically linked to musician/singer Lenny Kravitz and Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein.[14] In November 2007, it was confirmed that Lima was dating Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić.[31][32] Originally, the couple planned on a large wedding in Salvador, set to place in June 2009. Eventually, they eloped in a private civil ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on St. Valentine's Day in February 2009,[32] with plans for two separate weddings in their respective hometowns at the end of 2009.[33] In May 2009, it was reported that Lima applied for Serbian citizenship.[34] Shortly thereafter, she announced that she was pregnant and expecting her first child around Thanksgiving.[35] The couple's daughter, Valentina Lima Jarić (Serbian: Валентина Лима Јарић), was born on November 15, 2009. Valentina was born at 34 weeks gestation, weighing just 4.4 lb (2.0 kg), due to Lima's suffering from preeclampsia.[36]

Charity

Lima does charitable work helping with an orphanage, "Caminhos da Luz" (Ways of Light), located in her hometown. She helps with construction to expand the orphanage, and buys clothes for poor children in[37] Salvador, Bahia.[38] She appeared on Var mısın? Yok musun?, the Turkish version of Deal or No Deal, where her prize money went to a hospital in Istanbul for children fighting leukemia.[39]

References

  1. ^ Adriana Lima at the Internet Movie Database[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ a b c d "Adriana Lima" (click "Women", then "Adriana Lima"). Marilyn Model Agency. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Adriana Lima Profile in the FMD database. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
  4. ^ "Adriana Lima: rica, linda e poderosa". Correio da Bahia (December 8, 2008).
  5. ^ a b "Adriana Lima". Maybelline. Archive as of January 15, 2008, via archive.org.
  6. ^ Mod-TV video 1:02-1:09
  7. ^ Mod-TV video 0:51-1:04
  8. ^ a b Forbes Top Fifteen Models Forbes. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  9. ^ "Adriana Lima, Forbes Top Celebrities", Forbes. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  10. ^ Vanity Fair
  11. ^ StyleFrizz Retrieved on 2009-03-19
  12. ^ Givenchy fw09
  13. ^ Forbes Top Fifteen Models. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  14. ^ a b Top 100 Celebrities 2006 Forbes. July 26, 2007.
  15. ^ Forbes Top-Earning Models Profile.
  16. ^ Dylan appearing in Victoria's Secret ad. Retrieved 2007-09-19.
  17. ^ 'Lovesick' and Attired. Retrieved 2007-09-19.
  18. ^ Close Super Bowl puts even more eyes on late-airing ads. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  19. ^ Adriana shoots Miracle Bra. Accessed 2007-09-19.[unreliable source?]
  20. ^ "Victoria's Secret unveils 2008 'Fantasy Bra'" "National Jeweler", 2008-10-20.
  21. ^ Bridget Daly (September 5, 2008). Adriana Lima to join cast of Ugly Betty tv.hollyscoop.com. Accessed 2010-10-10.
  22. ^ The World's Best-Paid Celebrities Under 25. msn.com. Accessed 2010-10-10.
  23. ^ Lea Goldman; Kiri Blakely (June 15, 2006). The Celebrity 100. Forbes. Accessed 2010-10-10.
  24. ^ "#7 Adriana Lima and #6 Jessica Biel - 100 Sexiest Women 2007", FHM. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  25. ^ #1 Sexiest model
  26. ^ FHM Ranking
  27. ^ Adriana Lima speaking Spanish
  28. ^ Victoria Secret Models Talk About First Kiss. Buzzhumor.com. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  29. ^ a b "Adriana Lima: Our favorite... virgin?" GQ (April 2006).
  30. ^ "Tom Cruise Proposes to Katie Holmes; Angelina Jolie's Personal Life Full of Drama; Picks and Pans of New Movies". Showbiz Tonight (June 17, 2005).
  31. ^ On St. Valentine's Day 2009, Lima married Jarić in a small private civil ceremony in Jackson Hole, WyomingAdriana Lima Got Married. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  32. ^ a b Adriana Lima elopes!. People.com (February 29, 2009). Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  33. ^ Adriana and Marko's wedding plans!. Blic & Gloria Magazine (April 23, 2009). Retrieved April 23, 2009.
  34. ^ Adrijana Lima želi državljanstvo Srbije May 27, 2009
  35. ^ Supermodel Adriana Lima Is Pregnant! May 26, 2009.
  36. ^ First Photo: Meet Adriana Lima’s Daughter Valentina! May 5, 2010,
  37. ^ Adriana helping her charity "
  38. ^ http://www.tarakash.com/josh/20080712421/Celebrity-Watch/Adriana-Lima-World-s-Sexiest-Woman.html
  39. ^ Adriana on deal or no deal"

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