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Adriana Lima Profile and Biography

Monday, December 26, 2011

Adriana Lima Profile:Adriana Francesca Lima also known as Adriana Lima with nickname The Goddess was born June 12, 1981 (star sign: Gemini) at her hometown in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Adriana Lima is a beautiful Brazilian female (fashion, Victoria’s Secret Angel, superstar) model (supermodel), spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009, Top 99 Women 2009 (Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2009 by, and women celebrity.Adriana Lima best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000 and a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009. On 1996, 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 (NYC), United State of America (USA).

She has a hair colour: brown, eyes colour: blue, height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), measurements: 86-61-89 (34-24-35), dress size: 4 (US), shoe size: 9 (US), and hobbies: charity work and martial arts (Capoeira).

Adriana Lima Modeling Career:
Adriana Lima never thought about being a model, although she had won many beauty pageants in elementary school. However, Adriana Lima had a friend at school who wanted to enter a modeling contest and didn’t want to enter alone, so Adriana Lima entered with her. Both sent in pictures, and the contest sponsor soon asked Adriana Lima to come out for the competition. Soon after, on 1996, Adriana Lima entered and finished in first place in Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” model search. Adriana Lima subsequently entered the 1996 Ford “Supermodel of the World” contest and finished in second place. Three years later, Adriana Lima moved to New York City (NYC), United State of America (USA) and signed with Elite Model Management. After acquiring representation, Adriana Lima’s modeling portfolio quickly began to expand, and Adriana Lima appeared in numerous international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire. As a runway model, Adriana Lima has walked the catwalks for designers such as Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Ralph Lauren and Valentino, among others. Lima became a GUESS? girl in 2000, appearing in that year’s fall ad campaign.Adriana Lima also appeared in the book A Second Decade of Guess? Images.

Adriana Lima continued to build upon her portfolio, doing more print work for Maybelline, for whom she worked as a spokesmodel from 2003 until 2009, the same year she appeared in the company’s first calendar, a limited edition run also featuring Kemp Muhl, Jessica White, Julia Stegner, and Anna Wang. Adriana Lima has also worked for notable fashion brands 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, GQ, Arena, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. Her April 2006 GQ cover was the highest-selling issue that magazine for the year, while her April 2008 cover brought a record number of hits to the magazine’s website.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.”

On February 2008, Adriana Lima was featured on the cover of Esquire, re-creating the classic 1966 Angie Dickinson cover on Esquire’s 75th anniversary along with fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Izabel Goulart and Selita Ebanks.Adriana Lima appeared only in shoes, diamonds and gloves for the November 2007 issue of Vanity Fair celebrating 20 years of supermodels with her fellow Angels. On February 2008,Adriana Lima was chosen to be the face of Mexico’s Liverpool department store chain and launched the partnership with a press conference, runway show, and summer campaign.Adriana Lima returned to the high fashion runway in 2009, walking for Givenchy. That same year, after visiting Turkey, Adriana Lima signed a contract with Doritos to appear in print campaigns and commercials which began airing in Turkey in April. Adriana Lima is also one of the faces of Givenchy for the Fall/Winter 2009 season, alongside Mariacarla Boscono and Iris Strubegger.

In 2006, Adriana Lima ranked as the fifth highest paid supermodel. In 2007 and 2008, Adriana Lima ranked as the world’s fourth highest paid supermodel by Forbes Magazine.

Adriana Lima Victoria’s Secret Career:
Adriana Lima is probably best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. Adriana Lima’s first fashion show for the company came in 1999, and since being contracted as an Angel in 2000, Adriana Lima has appeared on subsequent shows ever since, opening the show in 2003, 2007, and 2008, in which she also closed the opening segment.Adriana Lima has appeared on several television ads for the brand, including the praised and criticized “Angel in Venice” commercial of 2003 with Bob Dylan and her solo Victoria’s Secret’s Super Bowl XLII ad, the single most-seen ad of the game, watched by 103.7 million viewers. 2008 continued forAdriana Lima with hosting the What Is Sexy? program for the E! Entertainment Network and a July tour for the BioFit Uplift Bra launch, with stops in Long Island, Boston, and Miami Beach.Adriana Lima was also featured in November’s Miracle Bra relaunch. Topping the year off, Adriana Lima wore the “Fantasy Bra” for the 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. On 2009, Lima launched the company’s new makeup line, “Christian Siriano for VS Makeup.”

Adriana Lima Acting Career:
Adriana Lima’s first acting role was the wife, alongside Mickey Rourke and Forest Whitaker, in The Follow (2001), a short film in BMW’s series The Hire, starring Clive Owen.Adriana Lima also appeared with her fellow Angels in a guest spot playing herself in the series How I Met Your Mother in November 2007.

On 2008, Adriana Lima appeared on the American television series Ugly Betty, where she played herself and made friends with the series’ title character, played by America Ferrera. According to her publicist, Liza Anderson, “Adriana Lima has always been a huge fan of Ugly Betty and is thrilled for the opportunity to make a guest star appearance.

Adriana Lima Reception Career:
Since Adriana Lima became popular and famous, Adriana Lima is often cited by popular media as one of the Sexiest Women In The World. Adriana Lima was listed in the 2005 Forbes’ edition of The World’s Best-Paid Celebrities Under 25. Also, Adriana Lima ranked No.99th in the 2006 Forbes’ edition of The Celebrity 100 (Forbes’ Highest Paid and Powerful Celebrities in the World). Adriana Lima was chosen to be a part of People magazine’s 100 most beautiful people in the world list, sharing that space with the Angels, with whomAdriana Lima also received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” prior to the 2007 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. That same year, Adriana Lima ranked 7th on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women 2007″ list and was awarded as the “Hottest Woman on the Planet” at the first Spike TV Guys’ Choice Awards, although the category was not mentioned in the actual broadcast. Adriana Lima was also voted on the Maxim “Hot 100″ 2007 at the #53 spot. Adriana Lima was voted #1 as the Most Desirable Woman in 2005 by visitors of the popular website, (Adriana Lima placed 4th in 2006 and 2007, 10th in 2008, and 19th in 2009). In November 2008, featured her at number one on the list of the “Sexiest Models.” On 2009, Adriana Lima was voted sixth in “FHM’s Sexiest Women In The World”.
(Adriana Lima Profile and Biography source: Wikipedia.Org)
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