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Early life[ edit ]. Lima was born in June 12, , in Salvador, Brazil. Lima speaks four languages: her native Portuguese , English , Italian and Spanish. Lima never thought about being a model, although she had won many beauty pageants in elementary school. Both sent in pictures, and the contest sponsor soon asked Lima to come out for the competition. She subsequently entered the Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest and finished in second place.
Career and modeling[ edit ]. Three years later, Lima moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management. Her first magazine cover was Marie Claire Brazil in September Lima became a GUESS? She also appeared in the book A Second Decade of Guess?
Her April GQ cover was the highest-selling issue of that magazine for the year. In , Lima ranked as the fifth highest paid supermodel. She appeared only in shoes, diamonds and gloves for the November issue of Vanity Fair celebrating 20 years of supermodels with her fellow Angels. Lima returned to the high fashion runway in , walking for Givenchy. In , Lima signed a deal as a spokeswoman for Megacity by Votsu, a Brazilian social gaming company, to appear in their commercials.
Duran, Paolo Roversi , Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matidin , Vincent Peters, Mario Sorrenti , Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott , Steven Meisel , David Sims and Mario Testino.
In early , Turkish clothing company Mavi Jeans , contracted with Lima to be the face and spokesmodel for the brand. Store officials at Mavi say the clothing Lima wore in the ad campaigns was met with so much demand that they ran out of stock. Due to her success rate with the company, the European and Russian branch of Mavi decided to make her the global face of the brand.
Lima was photographed by artist Richard Phillips on the famed Copacabana sidewalk in Brazil for Visionaire no. She is — for the second time — featured in the Pirelli calendar by setting a record of being the first pregnant woman to be ever featured in the calendar for the edition.
Desigual marketing director, Borja Castresana, stated that Adriana "reflects our values and represents Desigual women who are confident, optimistic and full of life. In June , she returned to her role as a Maybelline New York spokesmodel. She had been the face of the brand between and At the end of the day, these ads are about the women and the sexiness, and I continue to choose women who inspire me.
Adriana Lima with the Fantasy Bra.. Entertainment Network and a July tour for the BioFit Uplift Bra launch. The bra which weighs in at carats with 60 carats of white diamonds and 82 carats of topazes and sapphires is worth 2 million dollars.
Super Bowl ads[ edit ]. She starred in Super Bowl XLVI commercials for online flower service Teleflora and Kia Motors which were watched by more than million viewers. It is believed to be the first time a Super Bowl commercial premiered in movie theaters. Forbes named her Teleflora commercial as one of the best during Super Bowl XLVI, with the comment, "Teleflora Hire supermodel Adriana Lima to star in it. Public image[ edit ]. She was voted No. The list, which has only 8 supermodels , is about supermodels that transcend the boundaries of the fashion industry and have public recognition in and out of fashion.
In , Lima was ranked No. McAfee ranked Lima as the 6th most "dangerous" celebrity in cyberspace in The ranking, relating to the use of the names of popular celebrities to lure people to websites that are laden with malicious software , ranked Lima number eight in On October 6, , it was announced that Adriana will have her own wax figure at the Madame Tussauds New York.
She also stated that the last three weeks before the show, she works out twice a day. I just do it for this particular thing. After this show, I become normal again.
The Adriana Lima diet became so popular that it eventually became one of the top five most searched diets on the web in according to Google. Lima does charitable work helping with an orphanage , "Caminhos da Luz" Paths of Light , located in Salvador. She helps with construction to expand the orphanage, and buys clothes for poor children in Salvador, Bahia.
Religious views[ edit ]. Lima is a devout Roman Catholic who attends Mass every Sunday. In April , she told GQ that she was a virgin. Regarding her spirituality, Lima stated, "The church is in me — I always connect. I believe in nature, I believe in energy, I believe in spirits. Personal life[ edit ]. The ambiguous meaning of the word "Indian" in English, has led some to believe that the Amerindian "indian" ancestry originated from India, when in slang "indian" is meant to refer to indigenous peoples of the Americas.