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Adriana Lima

  • BIO
    • Adriana Francesca Lima
    • Born June 12, 1981
    • Height:5'10"
    • Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    • Her measurements are 33-23-33
    • Is a Brazilian model
    • In addition to her native Portuguese, Lima speaks English, French, and a bit of Italian and Spanish.
    • Lima was shy around boys when she was younger, not receiving her first kiss until she was 17 years old.
    • She is a devout Catholic who attends church every Sunday.
    • In April 2006, she told GQ that she was a virgin. "Sex is for after marriage," she explained.
    • She has been romantically linked to musician/singer Lenny Kravitz and Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein.
    • In November 2007, it was confirmed that Lima was dating Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric who she is now married to.
    • In May 2009, it was reported that Lima applied for Serbian citizenship. Shortly thereafter, she announced that she was pregnant and expecting her first child around Thanksgiving.
    • The couple's daughter, Valentina Lima Jaric, was born on November 15, 2009.
    • Lima does charitable work helping with an orphanage,
    • She appeared the Turkish version of Deal or No Deal, where her prize money went to a hospital in Istanbul for children fighting leukemia.
    • She is best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel
    • She was a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics
    • At the age of 15, Lima finished first in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" competition
    • She took second place the following year in the Ford "Supermodel of the World
    • She signed with Elite Model Management in New York City
    • Since 2005, Lima has ranked in the top five of Forbes' lists of the 20 highest-earning models in the world, and in 2006 ranked No.99 on the Forbes Celebrity 100.
    • She is married to Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric
    • She appeared in numerous international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire
    • She has walked the catwalks for designers such as Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, and Valentino, among others.
    • Lima became a GUESS? girl in 2000, appearing in that year's fall ad campaign
    • 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.
    • She also appeared in the 2005 Pirelli Calendar 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."
    • 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.
    • In February 2008, she was chosen to be the face of Mexico's Liverpool department store chain
    • Lima is one of the two faces of Blumarine's Fall/Winter 2011 season.
    • In 2011, Lima signed a deal as a spokeswoman for Megacity by Votsu, a Brazilian social gaming company to appear in there commercials.
    • She also became the face of Brazilian luxury brand, Forum for there F/W season.
    • 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.
    • Lima's first acting role was the wife, alongside Mickey Rourke and Forest Whitaker, in The Follow (2001
    • She also appeared with her fellow Angels in a guest spot playing herself in the series How I Met Your Mother in November 2007.
    • Lima was listed in the 2005 Forbes' edition of The World's Best-Paid Celebrities Under 25.
    • 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
    • She was awarded as the "Hottest Girl on the Planet" at the first Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards
    • Lima was also voted on the Maxim "Hot 100" 2007
    • She was voted No.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).
    • Since November 2008, Models.com has featured her at number one on the list of the "Sexiest Models."
    • As of July 2011, she is also ranked No. 4 in the website's "Money Girls" list
    • In 2010, she was voted eighth in "FHM's Sexiest Women In The World". Previously to this, FHM ranked her at No. 6 in 2009, No. 21 in 2008 and No. 4 in 2007.