ADRIANA LIMA - This weekend, tune in to FashionTV a special weekend all about supermodel Adriana Lima! FashionTV tells the story of Adriana Lima. From the runway to international campaigns, meet the model and watch her best and most iconic moments, from her early years a a Victoria's Secret Angel to the living legend she is today. Get to know the supermodel many consider the most desirable woman in the world.
Supermodel Adriana Lima was born on June 12, 1981.
Adriana was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, which was one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup.
Growing up, Adriana won many beauty pageants as a young girl, but still didn't consider becoming a model.
In 1995, at the young age of 15, Adriana won first place in Ford Models' "Supermodel of Brazil" competition and second place in the agency's
"Supermodel of the World" competition in 1996.
In 1999, Adriana moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management.
Lima immediately became popular, appearing in multiple international editions of top magazine Vogue and Marie Claire.
That year, Adriana appeared for the first time in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Adriana has been in every Victoria's Secret Fashion Show since, except one year she missed due to pregnancy.
She also walked runways for Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, and more top designers.
Adriana Lima became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2000.
Adriana also became a GUESS? girl that year.
In 2003, she became a spokesmodel for Maybelline, a role she continued for six years.
2003 was also Adriana's first time opening the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
The same year, Adriana appeared with Bob Dylan in the Victoria's Secret campaign, "Angel in Venice".
In 2005, Adriana appeared in the famous Pirelli Calendar for the first time.
Also in 2005, she made the list of Forbes' World's Best Paid Celebrities under 25 and Forbes' Celeberity 100 list.
In April 2006, she graced the cover of GQ and it was the best-selling issue of the year.
Inside the issue, Adriana Lima, a devout Roman Catholic who attends mass every Sunday, told GQ she was saving sex for marriage.
Adriana is frequently ranked at the top of lists of the most sexy, hot and desirable women in the world by various publications.
Adriana Lima found love in late 2007 with Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric.
The couple became engaged in June 2008 after 9 months of dating. They married on Valentine's Day 2009 in the US.
In 2008, the supermodel Adriana had a solo Super Bowl ad and it was the most-seen ad of the whole game, watched by 103.7 million.
She continued on to appear in many more television commericals internationally, at great benefit to the brands she represented.
Adriana Lima was chosen to wear the Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra for the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
In 2013, she again appeared in the Pirelli Calendar, this time pregnant, become the first woman to ever be photographed pregnant for Pirelli.
Adriana Lima has two daughters under age 5 with Jaric.
Earlier this year, Lima and Jaric announced they are separating .
Adriana Lima has appeared on the covers of Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, GQ, Arena, Vogue, V, and Esquire.
The supermodel is 178 cm tall with Brown hair and blue eyes.
Adriana Lima considers herself Afro-Brazilian. She is of Swiss, Japanese, African, and Native-American heritage.
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