Adriana Lima, the beginnings

Adriana Lima was born in Salvador, Brazil, on June 12, 1981 to Maria Graca Lima and Nelson Torres. She grows up in Castelo Branco, a district of Salvador.

Her career has been channeled towards the world of fashion from a very young age, when she wins the Ford Supermodel competition of Brazil, and then comes second in the same international competition. And she would say that she and she found herself starting as a model by accident, since she initially accompanied a friend to a beauty pageant.

From then on, success was soon achieved. In fact, in 1997, at the age of 16, she made her debut as a supermodel in New York, in the famous US fashion week, parading for Anna Sui .

The success of Adriana Lima

The Brazilian top model , after the first fashion shows, is almost covered with attention, parading for many brands and fashion houses, as well as participating in all the most famous fashion weeks. In addition, she becomes ambassador of many companies, which rely on her to promote their image.

He soon arrives in Italy too, when he becomes the face of TIM in a series of commercials and posters. In the same period she was also chosen for the Pirelli calendar, which would then choose her again in other editions.

Among the most fruitful collaborations in Adriana’s career we cannot fail to mention Victoria’s Secret , who chooses her as an angel to present her lingerie collections, even in her traditional live shows, where she parades along with other well-known faces.

Over the years he has paraded for the most important fashion houses such as Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Givenchy, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs and many others.

In addition, it has appeared in almost all the most renowned glossy magazines in the world, such as VogueMarie ClaireElleHarper’s BazaarEsquire  and  GQ. She has also participated as an actress in some films , such as Ocean’s 8 in 2018, and in some television appearances in some American TV series, such as How I Met Your Mother.

She is currently one of the most sought after models in the world , ranking high in the annual Forbes list of highest paid models.

Adriana Lima, between charity and private life

Adriana Lima, off the spotlights, is a very gifted girl also from a personal and intellectual point of view. She is fluent in four languages ​​(Portuguese, English, Italian and Spanish), and dedicates herself to charity, participating in charitable works, such as the inauguration in Curitiba, a Brazilian city, of recreational areas and a library for the children of the city hospital. In addition, she adriana is involved in charity for an orphanage in her hometown and works to give clothes to poor Brazilian children.

Looking at her sentimental sphere, Adriana Lima married basketball player Marko Jaric on February 14, 2009, with whom she had two daughters: Valentina and Sienna. Later, however, the couple divorced in 2016.

The Brazilian model currently lives in New York.

Fun fact: today Adriana Lima also owns a wax statue at the New York museum, Madame Tussauds. She is the second Brazilian personality after Pele to receive such recognition.


Adriana Lima is a famous Brazilian model, not only for her beauty and her curves that enchant men and brands from all over the world, but she is also a mother, philanthropist and a personality that is anything but banal.

Years go by, but she doesn’t seem to be affected by time, on the contrary, this improves her.