Brazilian supermodel and actress Adriana Lima is well known for her catwalks for the lingerie chain of outlets, Victoria’s Secret. Lima is regarded as the longest-running model for the fashion tycoon and was named the “Most Valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel” in 2017.
Gifted with captivating beauty and incredible physique, Lima has been amongst the highest-paid models and takes home a whopping $11 million dollars every year for her works on and off the runway.
Adriana Lima Biography
Adriana Lima was born on the 12th of June 1981, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She is currently 40 years old.
|Birth Name||Adriana Francesca Lima|
|Nickname||The Goddess, The World’s Most Voluptuous Virgin, Lima Bean, The Queen of Brazil, The Marquesa of Miami|
|Date of Birth||June 12, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Salvador, Bahia, Brazil|
|Age||40 years old|
|Profession||Fashion Model, Actress|
Family and Education
Adriana Lima is the only child of Nelson Torres and social worker, Maria das Graças Lima. She was raised by her single mother after her father left the family when she was six months old. 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 at an early age, it was hard for her to go to traditional school as her job required her to travel frequently for photo shoots and catwalk appearances. able to get the proper education. It was her friend in elementary school who encouraged her to become a model as she doesn’t want to enter into modeling alone.
Adriana Lima Husband and Love Life
Lima has had been in relationships with many men throughout her life. To start with, she dated American singer and songwriter Lenny Kravitz from 2001 until 2003. They even got engaged during the course of their intimate relationship but they called off their engagement in 2003, eventually ending their relationship.
Lima then dated Prince of Liechtenstein, Prince Wenzeslaus for three years from 2003 to 2003. After that, she dated American basketball player Derek Jeter in 2006 and also had a fling with Brazilian vocalist Denny the same year.
After a string of short-lived relationships, she began dating Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric in 2006 and the two got married in 2009. She shared two daughters with him, Valentina Lima Jarić (b. November 15, 2009) and Sienna (b. September 12, 2012). The couple announced their separation in May 2014 after five years of marriage life. They were granted the divorce in March 2016.
Lima was rumored to be dating Canadian singer Justin Bieber in 2014. Lima and Boxing coach and trainer Joe Thomas was in a relationship for over a year between 2015 and 2016. She then dated German Footballer Sami Khedira in 2016 before romantically hooked up with American baseball pitcher, Matt Harvey in 2017.
She was in a relationship with Turkish author, Metin Hara from 2017 to 2019.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 10 inches|
Centimeters – 178 cm
Meters – 1.78 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 60 kg|
Pounds – 132 lbs
|Eye Color||Bluish Green|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8.5 (US) / 39 (EU)|
|Dress Size||4 (US) / 34 (EU)|
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, including 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 Net Worth
As of 2023, Adriana Lima has accumulated a net worth of US$95 Million, which comes from her catwalks, endorsements, businesses, and investment.
Lima owns a US$4 million worth luxury mansion in Beverly Hills, California, USA. This 7000 sq-feet mansion boasts three bedrooms and bathrooms, a tennis court, Jacuzzi and Sauna. Being a fashion icon, she owns a Porsche Panamera S Hybrid, and a classic Rolls Royce.
- Food – Fish
- TV shows – The Simple Life, Deadwood, Family Guy,American Dad, American Idol, Pop Idol and So You Think You Can Dance
- Movie – Shine (1996)
- Musician – Lenny Kravitz
- Book – Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (published in 1997)
- Author – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Designer – Christian Lacroix
- Photographers – Steven Meisel, Albert Watson
- Makeup Product – Shu Uemura
- Perfume – Victoria’s Secret “So In Love” for Women
- Color – Red
- Footballer – Neymar Jr.
- Sport – Football, Basketball
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Adriana Lima Facts
Adriana Lima never thought of becoming a model as a young girl, despite winning several beauty pageants in elementary school.
At the age of 15, she got her breakthrough when she won Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil”.
She moved to New York and signed her first deal with the Elite Model Management and her modeling portfolio has skyrocketed since then.
The Brazilian bombshell has walked the runway for several fashion designers and fashion shows.
In 2013, Forbes ranked her as the third highest paid supermodel with earnings of $6 million.
2014, she ranked as the world’s second highest paid supermodel with earnings of $8 million by Forbes.
Today, Lima is truly the Queen of the fashion world, making her the wealthiest person in the fashion industry.
Lima is the face of Maybelline cosmetics since 2003 and has several lucrative endorsements deals in her kitty, escalating her net worth.
She is also the face of a Barcelona-based fashion brand Desigual.
Lima has featured on the covers of several fashion magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire amongst others.
Apart from walking the ramp and endorsing brands, Lima is also known for her humanitarian efforts.
Being a model, it is required to be multi-lingual, and of course, Lima can speak French, Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.
Her business endeavors expand across the fashion world and are hard to believe that she was shy and coy in her teens.
Lima is the first Victoria’s Secret Angel to have her own wax figure installed at the Madame Tussauds New York.
In March 2019, she was chosen as the Fashion Icon honoree at the Daily Front Row Awards.