Model, actor, and spokesmodel who became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2000. Forbes listed her as the one of the top earning models in 2012 after she earned an estimated $7.3 million in one year.
Adriana Lima was born on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. At the tender age of 13, Adriana entered the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest, where her unique beauty, derived from her Brazilian, African, Japanese, Portuguese, French, and Caribbean lineage, won her second place. Moving to New York at age 16, Adriana joined Elite Model Management and further pursued her modeling career, landing a campaign for the fashion designer Anna Molinari‘s clothing line. However, it was her appearance in several Guess? campaigns that gained her the recognition that catapulted her to being one of the world’s top fashion models. Since then, she has appeared in campaigns for Anna Sui Jeans, Bebe, Gasoline, Mossimo, Victoria’s Secret, BCBG, Keds, and XOXO, and has appeared on the covers of various fashion magazines, such as Vogue and Marie Claire. She consistently appears in the hyped Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, gaining recognition as one of Victoria’s Secret’s Perfect 10s. Adriana is also dedicated to helping orphans in Brazil. She has also appeared in the Italian TIM mobile commercials.