October 21, 2008 Leave a comment
Adriana Francesca Lima (born June 12, 1981) is a Brazilian supermodel best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000 and a spokes model for Maybelline cosmetics. At age 15, Adriana Lima finished first place 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.
Adriana Lima continued to build upon her portfolio, doing more print work for Maybelline, as well as bebe, Mossimo, Armani, Bulgari, De Beers, FCUK, Intimissimi, Keds, Swatch, Versace, and BCBG. Adriana Lima also appeared on the covers and in the editorials of other fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Vogue, GQ, Marie Claire, Arena, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and many more. Her April 2006 GQ cover was the highest-selling issue that magazine for the year. Adriana Lima also appeared in the 2005 Pirelli Calendar and became the face of Italy’s cell phone carrier, Telecom Italia Mobile, a move that earned her the nickname, “the Catherine Zeta-Jones of Italy.”