Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 1999, as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics since 2003 and for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials. At the age of 15, Lima won 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. Lima is currently ranked by Models.com as one of the New Supers in the fashion industry. Since 2014, Lima has been the world’s second highest paid model. In 2012, she came in 4th on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. In 2013, she came in 3rd place and in 2014 she came in 2nd place with earnings of $8 million. In 2015, she came in 2nd place with earnings of $9 million. In 2016, she kept the 2nd place with earnings of $10.5 million.
Adriana Francesca Lima
The Goddess, The World’s Most Voluptuous Virgin, Lima Bean, The Queen of Brazil, The Marquesa of Miami
Fashion Model, Actress
Birthday / Date of Birth
Adriana Lima was born on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
She is currently 38 years old.
Speaking about her ethnicity, Lima identifies herself as Afro-Brazilian and stated that she is of Indigenous, Swiss, African, Japanese and West Indian ancestry.
As Lima entered into modeling industry as her early age, she didn’t have proper education. It was her friend in elementary school who encouraged her to became a model as she doesn’t want to enter into modeling alone.
- Father – Nelson Torres
- Mother – Maria da Graça Lima
- Siblings – Unknown
Boyfriend / Spouse
Adriana Lima has dated –
- Lenny Kravitz (2001-2003) – Adriana Lima engaged Lenny Kravitz (American Singer-Songwriter) in the spring of 2002. Though, their relationship started in 2001 and went to 2003. She also acted in Lenny’s video album ironically titled “Yesterday is Gone”. Soon their engagement was called off.
- Prince Wenzeslaus (2003-2006) – Adriana Lima then dated Prince of Liechtenstein again for 3 years.
- Derek Jeter (2006) – Then, the American baseball player, Derek Jeter came into Adriana’s life. They dated briefly in 2006. He has always remained very famous among other women as well. Maybe, this made the relationship to broke.
- Denny (2006) – Adriana also had a fling with fellow Brazilian vocalist Denny in February 2006.
- Marko Jaric (2006-2014) – Adriana Lima married Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on St. Valentine’s Day 2009; however, they started dating in June 2006. Their dating relationship was confirmed in November 2007 and she has 2 children from Marko – daughters Valentina Lima Jarić (b. November 15, 2009) and Sienna (b. September 12, 2012). The couple announced their separation after 5 years of marriage in May 2014. Their divorce was finalized in March 2016.
- Justin Bieber (2014) – Canadian singer Justin Bieber hooked up with newly single Adriana Lima during Cannes Film Festival 2014. Though, it was a RUMOR as neither of them confirmed this relationship. She is about 13 years his senior. It was revealed by US Magazine.
- Joe Thomas (2015-2016) – Boxing coach and trainer at Miami Beach-based gym Joe Thomas started dating Lima in January 2015. They were last seen together at amfAR Gala during Cannes Film Festival 2016 in May and separated during that time.
- Sami Khedira (2016) – In July 2016, German footballer Sami Khedira and Adriana were seen spending holidays together in Mykonos (Greek Island). It was revealed by Sun.
- Matt Harvey (2017) – From March 2017 to May 2017, American baseball pitcher, Matt Harvey and Lima hooked up together.
- Metin Hara (2017-Present) – In June 2017, Adriana started dating Turkish author, Metin Hara. They are still going strong.
- In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
- In centimeters – 178 cm
- In meters – 1.78 m
- In Kilograms – 60 kg
- In Pounds – 132 lbs
- Measurements – 34-24-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
Her dress size is 4 (US).
She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.
Working as Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000 and as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009.
Lima was featured in a short film called The Follow in 2001. She played the role of a wife alongside Mickey Rourke and Forest Whitaker.
She made a guest appearance in a television series How I Met Your Mother in November 2007.
She enjoyed lucrative endorsement deals with brands and products, inluding Anna Sui Jeans, Armani Jeans, BCBG, Bebe, Blumarine, BMW, Desigual, Donna Karan, Emporio Armani, Forum, French Connection, Gai Mattiolo, Gasoline, George Rech, Giorgio Armani, Giorgio Armani ‘Emporio Armani White’ fragrance, Givenchy, Guess Jeans, La Perla, Liverpool, Loewe, Maybelline, Messika, Mossimo, Swatch ‘Skin’ watches, TIM, Vassarette, Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret ‘Dream angels wish’ fragrance, Victoria’s Secret ‘So in Love’ fragrance, XOXO and Vogue Eyewear.
Adriana Lima Favourites
- Favorite Movie – Shine (1996)
- Favorite Musician – Lenny Kravitz
- Favorite Book – Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (published in 1997)
- Favorite Author – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Favorite Designer – Christian Lacroix
- Favorite Photographers – Steven Meisel, Albert Watson
- Favorite Makeup Product – Shu Uemura
- Favorite Perfume – Victoria’s Secret “So In Love” for Women
- Favorite Color – Red
- Favorite Footballer – Neymar Jr.
- Favorite Sport – Football, Basketball
- Favorite Food – Fish
- Favorite TV shows – The Simple Life, Deadwood, Family Guy, American Dad, American Idol, Pop Idol and So You Think You Can Dance
Adriana Lima Net worth
Adriana Lima has accumulated a net worth of $80 million dollars as of 2019, which comes from her catwalks, endorsements, businesses and investment. Being a fashion icon, she owns a Porsche Panamera S Hybrid and a classic Rolls Royce. Lima owns a $4 million worth luxury mansion in Beverly Hills, California, USA. This 7000 sq-feet mansion boast three bedrooms and bathrooms, a tennis court, Jacuzzi and Sauna.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Adriana Lima
- Adriana won the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest at the age of 15 and the following year, she finished at 2nd place.
- Adriana Lima had her first kiss at the age of 17.
- Adriana can speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
- Adriana Lima was first discovered at the age of 13 at the shopping mall.
- Adriana loves DJing music at her home.
- After her success as a model, she desired to become an actress.
- When Adriana was a kid, she used to cry when someone clicked her picture.
- In 2010, McAfee named Adriana Lima to be the sixth most dangerous celebrity to search for on the internet.
- In 2009, she applied for Serbian citizenship.
- She has appeared in Pirelli Calendar in 2005.
- Lima has worked with Salvador based orphanage Caminhos da Luz.
- She was still a virgin at the age of 25. She reported to GQ magazine about her virginity during an interview in April 2006 that sex was for after marriage.
- Her first name is pronounced as AH-driana and not AY-driana.
- Adriana is the favorite model of photographer Ellen von Unwerth.
- In 2013, she appeared in Pirelli Calendar while still visibly pregnant. She became the first woman to do so.
- Adriana’s idols are Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe.
- Before giving birth to her first child, she had never visited any gym.
- Adriana became the first Victoria’s Secret Angel on November 30, 2015, when her wax figure was added at the Madame Tussauds New York.
- In top-earning models list, Forbes placed Lima at #2 in 2015 with $9 million in earnings.
- Visit Adriana Lima’s official website @ adrianalima.com.