Adriana Francesca Lima Born in northern Brazil, on June 12, 1981, this 5'10", brown haired, steel blue-eyed beauty is an eclectic mix of French, Portuguese, Native American and Caribbean heritages. Although, it has also been stated that she is a mix of African, Indian and Swiss.
On October 16, 2011 Adriana was a guest judge on the season 2 premiere of Turkish Version of Dancing With the Stars. She also danced the Lambada on the show.
On January 25, 2009 Adriana was a contestant on Turkish Version of Deal Or Not Deal in Istanbul. She won appr. $45.000, which she donated to a charity organization helping children with cancer in Turkey.
Adriana Lima's List Of Apperances/Rankings/Titles:
2015 - Lima appears in 2015 Pirelli Calender
2013 - No. 27,AskMen.com'sTop 99 Women
2013 - No. 1,models.com's Top Sexiest Models
2013 - Appeared in world famous Pirelli Calendar for the second time
2012 - No. 4,models.com's Top Money Girls
2012 - No. 100,Forbes.com's World's Most Powerful Celebrities 100 List
2012 - No. 4, Forbes.com's World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels, 7.3 Mil $
2012 - No. 46, Maxim Magazine's Hot 100
2012 - No. 45, FHM.com's 100 Sexiest Women In The World
2012 - No. 71, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2012 - No. 1, models.com's Top 20 Sexiest Models
2011 - No. 14, FHM.com's 100 Sexiest Women
2011 - No. 1, models.com's Top 20 Sexiest Models
2011 - No. 42, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2010 - No.1, models.com's Top 20 Sexiest Models
2010 - No. 14, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2010 - No. 4, Forbes.com's World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels, 7.5 Mil $
2010 - No. 8, FHM.com's 100 sexiest women
2010 - No. 22, Popcrunch.com's The 100 Hottest Women of 2010
2010 - No. 24, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2009 - No. 5, modelinia.com's Leaderboard
2009 - No. 4, Forbes.com's World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels, 8 Mil $
2009 - No. 6, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women
2009 - No. 7, Maxim Magazine's Hot 100
2009 - No. 6, FHM.com's 100 sexiest women
2009 - No. 4, models.com's The Money Girls
2009 - No. 6, AIM's 100 Hottest Brunettes
2009 - No. 19, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2008 - No. 6, E! Entertainment Television's Top 10 Sexiest women
2008 - No. 21, FHM.com's 100 sexiest women
2008 - No. 36, FHM.US' 100 sexiest women
2008 - No. 1, models.com's Top 20 Sexiest models
2008 - No. 4, highest paid supermodel in the world according to Forbes Magazine
2008 - No. 10, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2007 - No. 4, FHM.com's 100 sexiest women
2007 - No. 7, FHM.US' 100 sexiest women
2007 - No. 53, Maxim magazine's Hot 100
2007 - No. 4, highest paid supermodel in the world according to Forbes Magazine
2007 - Brazil's second highest paid model
2007 - Chosen by People Magazine one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World
2007 - No. 4, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2006 - FMD's (Fashion Model Directory) Model of the Month February
2006 - No. 99, Forbes' Highest Paid Person in the World
2006 - No. 4, AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
2005 - Appeared in world famous Pirelli calendar
2005 - One of Forbes Magazine's most powerful celebrities under 25
2005 - No. 46, FHM South Africa's 100 sexiest women
2005 - No. 97, Forbes' Celebrity 100 Power Ranking
2005 - No. 39, FHM.US' 100 sexiest women
2005 - No. 1, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2003 - No. 75, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2003 - No. 57, Maxim's Hot 100
2002 - No. 33, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2001 - No. 15, Maxim's Hot 100
Victoria's Secret Summer 2000 Swimmwear Catalogue was shot during one of the most notable catwalk appearances of Adriana Lima in Cannes. She shared the podium with Heidi Klum and Laetitia Casta.
In November 2007, the Victoria's Secret Angels, including Adriana Lima, received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In the final catwalk of The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008 Adriana Lima has worn the $5 Million Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra® designed by Martin Katz.
In 2010 the Fantasy Bra was worn by Adriana Lima. It's called Bombshell Fantasy Bra and is made out of 2000 diamonds. The price tag is $2.000.000.
Adriana is a strict Catholic.
Adriana's favorite television shows include The Simple Life, Deadwood, Family Guy, American Dad, American Idol, Pop Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.
Adriana enjoys in her free time reading novels of her favorite author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Adriana stated that she is of African, Swiss and Indian ethnicity.
When Adriana was 6 months old, her father walked out on her and her mother. Adriana distanced herself from him, but in 2007, she made an attempt to reconcile with her father.
When Adriana was on the April 2006 cover of GQ Magazine, it was their highest selling issue for the year. Two years later Adriana again graces the cover of GQ Magazine's April 2008 issue, but this time all nude.
Adriana was awarded "Hottest Girl on the Planet" in the June 13 Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards. Sadly, this category was not mentioned in the actual show.
GQ magazine named Adriana the "The World's Most Voluptuous Virgin."
After becoming the face of major Italian cell phone company Telecom Italia Mobile, she became known as the "Catherine Zeta-Jones of Italy."
Adriana has done runway shows for big-name fashion designers, such as Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Ralph Lauren and Valentino.
Adriana had her first kiss at 17.
Adriana has her own Official Website.
Adriana is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Adriana Lima does charitable work by helping with an orphanage, "Caminhos da Luz" (Ways of Light), located in her home town. She helps with construction to expand the orphanage, and buys clothes for poor children in Salvador, Bahia.
Adriana Lima opened the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Shortly after, Adriana moved to New York City, she eventually moved on from Ford, signing with Elite Model Management.
At the age of 15, Adriana finished 1st place in a Ford Supermodel of Brazil model search. She later followed with a 2nd place finish in the 1996 Ford Supermodel - the World contest.
Adriana Lima was discovered at the age of 13, shopping at a local mall.
Adriana Lima was one of the mass of Brazilian beauties entering the modeling world in the late 1990s, along with - Gisele Bündchen, Ana Beatriz Barros, Fernanda Tavares, Ana Hickmann, Isabeli Fontana and Alessandra Ambrosio.
Adriana has been photographed by various great photographers, such as Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh and Ellen von Unwerth.
Adriana makes a remarkable appearance in the short film - The Hire: Follow, with Mickey Rourke.
Adriana has also appeared on the television in the Victoria's secret fashion show in 2001 to 2003 and 2005 to 2008.
Adriana Lima most important appearance was/is in Victoria's Secret. It really propelled her career and fetched her lots of fame.
Three year after she came second in the World contest of the Ford Supermodel, she was signed by Elite Model Management.
Adriana Lima inherits her looks from her French, Portuguese, Native-American, and Caribbean heritage.
Adriana's favorite musician is 'Lenny Kravitz '. She has also appeared in one of his music videos, "Yesterday Is Gone". Adriana's favorite movie is Shine and her favorite book is Memories of a Geisha.
Adriana's nickname is 'LimaBean'.
Adriana's measurements are 33-23-33.
Adriana is the favorite model of photographer 'Ellen von Unwerth'.
Adriana has a pierced belly button.
Adriana enjoys DJing music in her home.
Adriana has modeled for Bebe, Swatch and American Guess Jeans.
Adriana has appeared in the Victoria's Secret Summer 2000 Swimwear Catalogue, Marie Claire and Vogue magazines.
Adriana's dress size is 4 and her Shoe size is 9. (US). She is 5'10" (178cm) tall.
Adriana is an only child.
Adriana's ethnicity is French, Portuguese, Native-American, Japanese and Caribbean.
Adriana is a spokeswoman for Victoria's Secret, Guess?, Armani, XOXO and Maybelline cosmetics.
Adriana Lima: (Talking about how men should act approaching her) Don't let me scare you. Usually, guys are nervous. I think they are afraid of me. I don't think I look scary. Be however you are. Don't try to be what you're not. If you're nervous, be nervous. If you're shy, be shy. It's cute.
Adriana Lima: (Talking about how she started modeling) I was in school with my best friend and she had a magazine with an ad about a modeling contest. She wanted to send in a picture and she asked if I would send it with her. So we sent in our pictures and they called me. So it started with a contest.
Adriana Lima: (Talking about presents she would like to have from men) I like presents that a man has spent time on, doing them himself, like a card or anything that is made by hand and from the heart.
Adriana Lima: (Talking about her favorite designer) My favorite designer is Christian Lacroix, not just because his clothes are amazing and I love them, but because he's so nice. When I did his fashion show, he was the first one to arrive there and he helped everyone. He came to every single model to say "hello" and ask if we needed anything. You don't have to have an attitude if you're famous. I think you have to be thankful and you'll get more if you are nice.
Adriana Lima: I try to control what I eat, but the truth is I can't. I tried to give up meat last week, but I only lasted three days. I just couldn't do it. I love meat, chocolate, cakes...
Adriana Lima: I want to be a child doctor. A pediatry... how do you call it, pediatrician? Do I like kids? No, not really.
Adriana Lima: Every work has the bad side, and people will be mean to you, and when you're young, you don't know how to defend yourself.
Adriana Lima: Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.
Adriana Lima: Sex is for after marriage. They have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me.
Adriana Lima: It's wrong for a guy to have no personality, no heart. Because I don't care about style or money. I care about heart.
Adriana Lima: Fashion is about good energy. It's about feelings. That's what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings.
Adriana Lima: Modeling is a tough job, your co-workers are your rivals, it really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.
Adriana Lima: There are gorgeous girls in Brazil because we are the products of a mix of races. It's not like, for example, the Japanese who all look the same.
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