50 Facts About The Gorgeous Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima - #4 In ‘The 100 Hottest Supermodels of All Time’

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress, famous as a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000. Even at the age of 15, she was named the Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil." Here are 50 interesting facts about the gorgeous model

  1. Adriana Lima was named on the Forbes Top Earning Models List in 2012 at #4. She was estimated to have earned around $7.3 million in a year.
  2. She joined Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2002 and has opened the show five times in 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
  3. She had appeared on various Ad campaigns for various brands including the much praised and criticized commercial “Angel in Venice” in 2003.
  4. She was chosen to wear the “Fantasy Bra” at the 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The Bra was valued at $5 million and weighed around 300g with 3575 black diamonds, 117 white round diamonds, 34 Rubies and 2 black diamond drops.
  5. She was born on June 12, 1987 in Brazil. Her surname Lima is of Portuguese origin.
  6. She came first in the Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” model search in 1996. She only applied for it because her friend, who had applied already, did not want to be alone at the contest.
  7. She had no interest in modeling even though she had won many beauty pageants in elementary school.
  8. She again entered in the 1996 Ford Supermodel of the Year contest and finished as runner up.
  9. She was placed at #2 in the Forbes Top Earning Models list in 2014 with $8 million earning per year.
  10. Her first modeling agency was Elite Model Management in New York in 1996.
  11. She began to appear in many international editions including the famous Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire and Elle.
  12. In 2000, she became a Guess? Girl and also appeared in the book “A Second Decade of Guess? Images.”
  13. She became a spokes model for the company Maybelline from 2003 to 2009 and also appeared in their first Calendar.
  14. She dated singer, songwriter Lenny Kravitz and got engaged in 2002. However, after a year the engagement was called off.
  15. Lima also appeared on the cover of GQ magazine’s April 2006 edition. Subsequently it became the highest selling issue for GQ’s publication ever.
  16. She was voted at #1 as the Most Desirable Woman in 2005 by visitors.
  17. She was listed at #99 in the 2005’s and 2006’s list of “Celebrity 100” by Forbes.
  18. She was also named as the “World’s Most Voluptuous Virgin” by the GQ Magazine.
  19. She was forced to #5 at the Highest Paid Supermodel list by Forbes in 2006, however she climbed to #4 in 2007 and 2008.
  20. She was also ranked at #7 among the “100 Sexiest Women 2007” list by FHM.
  21. She warned her nickname “Catherine Zeta Jones” of Italy, when she became the face of their cell phone carrier “Telecom Italia Mobile.”
  22. GQ magazine witnessed a record number of visits to its website when Lima appeared on the cover in 2008.
  23. She also appeared on the cover of Esquire magazine in 2008 on their 75th anniversary. They re-created the cover of 1996 when Angie Dickinson was on it.
  24. Complex Magazine ranked her at #4 in the list of “The 100 Hottest Supermodels of All Time.”
  25. In 2007, she appeared with only shoes, diamonds and gloves on the cover of Vanity Fair with her fellow Angels.
  26. She performed summer campaigns and runway shows for Mexico’s Liverpool departmental store in February 2008.
  27. She married Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric on Valentine’s Day in 2009. She was denied a Serbian Citizenship that year.
  28. The couple has two daughters Valentina Lima Jaric born on 15 November 2009 and Sienna Lima Jaric born on 12 September 2012.
  29. She appeared in commercials for Brazilian Gaming Company Votsu as a spokes woman for the game Megacity in 2011.
  30. She was in a controversy in 2012 when she advertised for Donna Karan’s spring collection. The photo featured her posing in front of huddled Haitians.
  31. She helped Mavi Jeans, a Turkish clothing company in boosting their sale by 50% when she became their spokes model in 2012.
  32. The clothing she wore for Mavi Jeans ad campaign were in so much demand that they ran out of stock. They also saw a rise of 20% by number of people on Mavi’s Facebook page.
  33. Due to their grand success she was made as the global face of the brand Mavi, including the European and Russian brands.
  34. She became the subject of a painting by Richard Phillips at 24th street Gagosian Gallery in New York.
  35. She also became the first pregnant woman to be featured on a calendar for Pirelli’s 2013 edition.
  36. She was part of the “Angels Across America” Tour in 2004 alongside Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen and Alessandra Ambrosio, promoting Victoria’s Secret.
  37. She also hosted a program for E! Entertainment Network titled “What is Sexy?”
  38. In 2008, she went on a month tour for the launch of “BioFit Uplift Bra.”
  39. Lima was featured in the Super Bowl XL II Victoria’s Secret Ad in 2008 which was watched by 103.7 million viewers becoming the single most watched ad of the game.
  40. She also holds the dubious record of appearing in two Super Bowl commercials for one game. In February 2012, she appeared in ads for Teleflora, an online floral service and Kia motors.
  41. Due to Lima featuring the ad of Kia Motors, they observed an increase in sales from 31% in Jan 2012 to 138.6% in February 2012.
  42. Facebook’s Super Bowl ad meter and USA Today placed the ad #3 out of 55 commercials.
  43. It was also the first time a Super Bowl commercial was premiered in movie theaters due to Lima’s presence.
  44. Her Teleflora ad was appreciated by many and Forbes named it as one of the best during Super Bowl XL II.
  45. “The Follow” in 2001 was her debut movie as an actor alongside Mickey Rourke and Forest Whitaker.
  46. She also appeared as herself along with fellow Angels in the series “How I met your mother.”
  47. In 2013, she again played as herself along with fellow Angels in the series “The Crazy Ones” with Robin Williams and Sarah Gellar.
  48. Lima and Jaric announced their separation on May 2014, after 5 years of marriage.
  49. She was criticized widely in 2011, when she revealed her diet plan prior to Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Her plan included no liquids in the last nine days before show and working out twice a day.
  50. Google revealed in 2012 that her diet plan became one among the top 5 searched diets in the world.

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