Adriana Lima Biography
Adriana Francesca Lima is a Brazilian actress. She is also a popular model. She is popular in the world as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She is also a spokesperson and model for Maybelline cosmetics. She was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and was also raised there. Her parents are Maria da Graça Lima and Nelson Torres. Her surname “Lima” is of Portuguese origin. Her origin combines various ethnicities like Portuguese, Brazilian, Swiss, Japanese and African. There is no information available about her educational background.
Adriana Francesca Lima began her love affairs with Lenny Kravitz. He is a singer and also a songwriter. The couple was engaged in 2002, but less than a year later, the engagement was called off. From the end of 2007, she began dating her boyfriend, Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric and became engaged in June 2008. The couple finally married on St. Valentine's Day in 2009. They have two daughters together, Valentina Lima Jaric and Sienna. On May 2, 2014, they announced their separation after five years of marriage. Now they are in the process of getting divorced.
During her childhood days, Adriana Francesca Lima never thought about being a model. However, she did have a friend at school who wanted her to take part in a modeling contest. So she pursued Lima to participate in the contest along with her. Both of them sent their pictures for the contest and the contest sponsors soon asked Lima to come in for the competition. Soon after, at the age of 15, she entered and finished securing the first position in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" model search. She then entered the 1996 Ford "Supermodel of the World" contest and finished in second place. She once wore the fantasy with Alessandra Ambrosio; with each bra costing $2,000,000. She is earning a huge salary through her modeling career.
Born in Salvador, Bahia
She was from an upper middle-class family. She was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil to Maria da Graça Lima, Nelson Torres. Her surname “Lima” is of Portuguese origin. She has a mixed origin of Portuguese, Brazilian, Swiss, Japanese and African ethnicity.Edit
Started her modelling career
During her childhood days, Lima never thought about being a model. However, she did have a friend at school that wanted to enter a modeling contest and did not want to enter alone. So she pursued Lima to enter with her. Both of them sent their pictures, and the contest sponsor soon asked Lima to come out for the competition.Edit
Won Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil"
In 1996, the starting days of her modeling career, she entered and finished in first place in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" model search. She then entered the 1996 Ford "Supermodel of the World" contest and finished in second place.Edit
Contracted with Victoria's Secret
Lima is probably popular in the world for her work with Victoria's Secret. She first joined this company in 1999 and her first fashion show for the company was also in the same year and since being contracted as an Angel in 2000, she made her appearance on subsequent shows ever since, opening the show in 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2010.Edit
Began dating Lenny Kravitz
In 2001, she began her love affairs with singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lenny Kravitz. The couple were engaged in 2002, but less than a year later, the engagement was called off. The reason for the separation is unknown.Edit
First acting role
Lima is not only a model, she is also an actress. She made her first acting role as the wife, alongside Mickey Rourke and Forest Whitaker, in The Follow (2001), a short film in BMW's series The Hire, starring Clive Owen and directed by Wong Kar-wai.
Was listed in Maxim's Hot 100
Lima was achieved lots of things from her modeling career. In 2003, she was ranked 57th in Maxim's Hot 100 2003, ahead of Naomi Watts and behind Salma Hayek. The same year she was also listed on the Askmen.com's Most Desirable Women was placed 75th.
Listed on Askmencom's Most Desirable Women
Lima is one of the world's top fashion models. For many years, she is being listed on Askmen.com's Most Desirable Women. In 2004, she was ranked first and in 2002, she was ranked 33rd in the same listing.Edit
Defended her titile on Askmencom's 99 Most Desirable Women
In 2005, she defended her title on Askmen.com's 99 Most Desirable Women. She was named first leaving behind such starts as Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Monica Bellucci and Charlize Theron. The same year she was also named 39th in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005).
Started her relation with Marko Jaric
After her separation with her previous boyfriend, she remained single for about five years. And at the end of 2007, it was rumored that she is now is with someone else. She began dating her boyfriend, Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric.Edit
Won the Fantasy Bra
Lima also featured in Miracle Bra launch. She wore the "Fantasy Bra" for the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. That bra was created by American jewelry designer Martin Katz, was set with 3,575 black diamonds, 117 certified 1 carat (200 mg) white round diamonds, 34 rubies, and two black diamond drops totaling 100 carats (20 g). Valued at over $5 million, the bra carried more than 1,500 carats (300 g).
married to Marko Jaric
After nine months of dating, they finally got engaged in June 2008. According to People.com, she secretly married NBA player Marko Jaric in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Valentine's Day of 2009. They have two daughters together.Edit
First child, Valentina Lima Jaric
Lima became a mother for the first time in 2009. She gave birth to her first child when she was 28, and it was a daughter Valentina Lima Jaric who was born on November 15, 2009. The child's father is her now estranged husband, Marko Jaric. Valentina was living with her parents till they separated.Edit
Listed on FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
She is gaining lots of popularity and fame since her start to the fashion world. In 2011, she was ranked 14th in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World". A year before, she was ranked 8th in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".Edit
Gave birth to her second child
Once again in 2012, she became the mother of her second daughter. This time she gave birth to her 2nd child, a daughter Sienna Lima Jaric on September 12, 2012. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Marko Jaric. She was 31 when she gave birth to her second child.Edit
Top earning model
Lima is the top earning model in the world. In 2012, she was ranked in 4th place on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. The next year in 2013, she came in third place and in 2014 she came in second place with earnings of $8 million.Edit