Adriana Lima

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Career: Model​

Honors: 

  • She was ranked among top 100 on Askmen.com’s most desirable women [2002-05,2012] 

  • one of the ‘World’s best-paid celebrity under 25’ in the 2005 Forbes’ edition.

  • she ranked 8th in Forbes’ ‘The world’s most powerful Latino celebrities’ list for earning more than $7 million. ​2012

  • she received a star on ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ before Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2007.

  • she ranked 7th on FHM’s ‘100 sexiest women 2007’ list.

  • In 2010, she was ranked 46 on the 50 most popular women on the web according to Google search results. 

  • ‘Complex’ magazine ranked her 4th in the list of ‘The 100 hottest supermodels of all time’

 

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Adriana Francesca Lima was born on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Her surname, “Lima”, is of Portuguese origin. At the age of 15, Lima finished first in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" competition, and took second place the following year in the Ford "Supermodel of the World" competition  ​​​where her unique beauty, derived from her Native-Brazilian, African-Brazilian, Portuguese, French, and Caribbean heritage, won her second place. Moving to New York at age 16, Adriana joined the Elite Model Management and further pursued her modeling career, landing a campaign for the fashion designer Anna Molinari's clothing line. She also did an ad-campaign for Swatch, which gave her additional recognition. Lima has appeared in several international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire. In 2012, she came in 4th on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. In 2013, she came in 3rd place and in 2014 she came in 2nd place with earnings of $8 million.

​After nine months of dating, Lima became engaged to Serbian NBA player Marko Jarić in June 2008. On May 2, 2014, Lima and Jaric announced their separation after five years of marriage.