Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress. She was born on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The surname “Lima,” is of Portuguese origin. Lima is multiracial of Portuguese-Brazilian, Swiss, African, Japanese and Native (Indigenous) descent. She never thought about being a model, although she had won many beauty pageants in elementary school. However, she had 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 “Supermodel of the World” contest and finished in second place. And then her career started. She is best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000 (being their longest-running model), as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009 and for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials. At the age of 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. In 2012, she came in 4th on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. In 2013, she came in 3rd place and in 2014 she came in 2nd place with earnings of $8 million. In 2015, she came in 2nd place with earnings of $9 million.
Name: Adriana Francesca Lima
Nickname: The Goddess
Date of Birth: June 12, 1981
Place of Birth: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Place of Residence:New York City, NY
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 5’10” / 178 cm
Weight: 132 lbs / 60 kg
Shoe size: 8.5 / 39 (EU)
Dress size: 4 (US)
Bra size: 34B
Measurements: 34-24-35 in / 86-61-89 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
- Lenny Kravitz (2001-2003)
- Prince Wenzeslaus (2003-2006)
- Derek Jeter (2006)
- Denny (2006)
- Marko Jaric (2006-2014, married since February 14, 2009)
Children: Valentina, Sienna
Awards and Honors:
- Maxim’s Hot 100
- FHM 100 Sexiest
Hobbies and Interests:Exercise, Music
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Fish
Favorite Music: Lenny Kravitz
Favorite Perfume: Bombshell Forever
Favorite Book: Memoirs of a Geisha
Favorite Sports: Basketball
Favorite Movie: Shine
Favorite TV Show: The Simple Life, Deadwood
- She has a mole on her chin.
- After her success as a model, she wants to become actress.
- Adriana loves DJing music at her home.
- She had her first kiss at at the age of 17.
- She has never been to the gym.
- She was raised by her mother, as her father, abandoned his wife and her when she was 6 months old.
- She applied for Serbian citizenship in 2009.
- She speaks four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.
- Was the first pregnant woman who appeared in the legendary Pirelli’s Calendar.
- Had a Maltese dog, Ivy, for 7 years. She lost him in Miami in August 28, 2012 and never found him again.
- She practices boxing.