The Brazilian model,Adriana Lima,is best known as a Victoria's Secrets Angel since 2000,and as spokesmodel for Maybeline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009.Her substantial industry power and strong physical appeal have earned her an amount of fame that puts her among the very best in her profession.
Adriana Lima born June 12, 1981, Salvador, is a Brazilian model, best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000, and as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009.
At age 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.
She is married to Serbian basketball player .
Lima 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
Lima does charitable work helping with an orphanage, "Caminhos da Luz" (Ways of Light), located in her hometown.
She helps with construction to expand the orphanage, and buys clothes for poor children in Salvador, Bahia.
She appeared on Var mısın? Yok musun?, the Turkish version of Deal or No Deal, where her prize money went to a hospital in Istanbul for children fighting leukemia.