Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel.

Adriana Lima Bio

Adriana Francesca Lima was born on June 12, 1981, in Bahia, Brazil. As a child, Lima said she never wanted to be a model, despite winning several beauty pageants when she was in elementary school. But in 1996, at the age of 13, Lima entered the Ford Supermodel of the World  Contest and finished in second place.

Three years later, she moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management. Lima began appearing on magazine covers for 'Vogue' and 'Marie Clarie.' She also walked runways for Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani and Valentino, among others.

However, it was her ads as a GUESS? girl in 2000 that catapulted her to stardom, and made her one of the world's top fashion models. In 2003, Lima became a spokesperson for Maybelline, a cosmetics brand she endorsed until 2009. She appeared in the 2005 edition of the famed Pirelli calendar.

Lima is most notable for being one of the Victoria's Secret Angels, a status she has held since 2000. She has walked the runway in their annual fashion shows and appeared in many of Victoria's Secret promotional events. In 2008, Lima wore the "Fantasy Bra," the $5 million Victoria's Secret bra that was set with 3,575 diamonds.

Besides appearing in several commercials, Lima's first film role was playing the wife of Mickey Rourke's character in the 2001 film 'The Follow.' By the end of the decade, Lima was the second-best paid Brazilian model, behind Gisele Bündchen. Her exotic looks have been ranked on several 'hot' and 'sexy' lists by various publications. Lima also appeared as herself on the TV shows 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Ugly Betty.'  She is married to Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric. In March 2012,  she confirmed that she and her husband are expecting their second child.

Adriana Lima Stats

Adriana Lima is 5 feet 10 inches tall, has blue eyes and natural brown hair. Her measurements are 34B-24-35.

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