Adrianna Lima

© Adam Bielawski

© Adam Bielawski


Adriana Lima is a model-turned-actress from Brazil. She gained immense popularity in 2000 when she became a Victoria’s Secret ‘Angel’. Since then, she has modeled in several Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, as well as completing other modeling ventures. She was first recognized as a future global supermodel in 1996 when she won ‘Supermodel of Brazil’ by Ford. In 1997, at age 16, she finished second in Ford’s ‘Supermodel of the World’. Her acting credentials include her film debut in 2001’s ‘The Follow’, and guest appearances in television serials such as ‘Ugly Betty’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’. The Brazilian beauty has two children with NBA player and husband Marko Jaria from Serbia. She is surprisingly quite shy in person, as opposed to her bold personality on the runway. Lima is one of the richest supermodels in the world, and has put some of her earnings to good use by supporting various charities and foundations. From 2003-2009, she signed with makeup giants Maybelline as a spokesmodel for the brand. She is known for wearing the fragrance ‘So In Love’ by Victoria’s Secret.