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Adriana Lima - Victoria's Secret Angel

Adriana Lima Adriana Francesca Lima is a Brazilian model who is well-known as Victoria’s Secret Angel, an association that allowed her to participate in many events such as Super Bowl ads ritzy shows for the past decade. Adriana Lima’s fame has reached beyond many well-known branches of Victoria’s Secret umbrella, allowing her to appear in many modeling campaigns, acting projects and runway appearances.

Adriana Lima was born on 12th June 1981 in Bahia, Brazil. Although, Lima won many beauty pageants while studying at elementary school, she never thought of entering into the modeling world. She participated in a modeling contest because of her school friend who wished to participate in a modeling contest but not alone. Both of them sent the pictures to the contest sponsor who called Lima for the competition. At the age of just 15, she stood first in the competition of “Supermodel of Brazil” and at the same age, she stood second in the “Supermodel of the World” competition. Three years later, Lima signed Elite Model Management in New York.

Her modeling portfolio began to expand and she appeared in various international editions of Marie Claire and Vogue. She has walked the ramps and represented the designs of designers such as Giorgio Armani, Valentino and Vera Wand. Since 2005, Adriana Lima has been included in the top 5 of Forbes Lists of the 20 rich models in the world and also ranked at the 99th position on the Forbes Celebrity 100. She continued to expand her portfolio by doing more print work for Maybelline. Lima appeared in the Maybelline’s first calendar which also features Jessica White, Kemp Muhl, Anna Wang and Julia Stegner. She has worked for the popular fashion brands like Armani, BCBG, bebe, Louis Vuitton and Versace. She also appeared in the editorials of the fashion magazines including ELLE, Arena, V, French Revue des Modes, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Vogue, and Esquire.

Besides modeling, Lima is also involved in charity work and helps to an orphanage known as “Caminhos da Luz”, which is located in her hometown. She helps in expanding the orphanage, and buy clothes for poor children in Bahia.