ADRIANA LIMA Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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adriana lima will be the face everyone will recognize. Starring in GUESS?’ Fall 2000 ad campaign shot by Pablo Alfaro in Northern California, adriana lima appears along side of a group of other young new faces. adriana lima will be featured on the sides of buses, phone booths, bus shelters, billboards and in international magazine ads for GUESS?. adriana lima images will also appear in the nearly 100 GUESS? retail stores in the US, in GUESS? Shops in almost every major department store, not to mention on and in the GUESS? Journal, the company’s own magazine.


That’s a lot of exposure for adriana lima just an eighteen year old. Well, this isn’t just any 18 year old, she’s the newest face of GUESS?. Born in the north of Brazil 18 years ago with mesmerizing blue grey eyes and chocolate brown hair, adriana lima beauty is an eclectic mix of her French, Portuguese, Native-American and Caribbean heritage. After being asked to model adriana lima consistently while in school, adriana lima decided to take the plunge and join Elite Model Management at 16. She quickly moved to New York where adriana lima perfected her craft working with the world’s greatest image makers including: Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh and Ellen von Unwerth. adriana lima has appeared in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and on the runway for many top designers.


adriana lima has recently been profiled on E! Entertainment TV, Extra!, The Travel Channel, Viva and Whipple’s World. As a child, adriana lima dreamed of helping children and adriana lima is now using her celebrity to work with orphanages in her homeland - Brazil. At the tender age of 18, adriana lima has already attained star status within the modeling industry and the future looks very bright for this remarkable model. adriana lima seems to have it all: a gorgeous face, adriana lima a great attitude, a loving family and a driving ambition.


adriana lima was born in 1982, in Salvador, Brazil. adriana lima the blue/gray-eyed beauty can attribute her exotic good looks to adriana lima French, Portuguese, Native-American, and Caribbean heritage. While adriana lima heritage may be a mix, adriana lima beauty and success are crystal clear. Like adriana lima Brazilian counterparts Gisele Bundchen and Ana Beatriz Barros, Adriana hails from a small town, a far cry from the glamorous life adriana lima inhabits today.


Her climb from obscurity to glam girl occurred after placing second in the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest (after having won the 1996 Ford Supermodel of Brazil Contest). adriana lima signed with Elite Model Management at the age of 16, and moved to one of the fashion centers of the world, New York. Once there, adriana lima modeling portfolio only began to expand exponentially, after appearing in Vogue (Italy) in 1997, as well as Vogue (UK), I-D (UK), Marie Claire (Brazil), and Vogue (Italy) in 1998. adriana lima has also appeared in Vogue (US, Germany, UK), and Marie Claire (Italy) all in 1999.


As for fashion shows, adriana lima the Vogue girl has walked down the runway for the following designers: Cynthia Rowley, Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Betsey Johnson, Girls Rule, Richard Tyler, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Randolph Duke, Ralph Lauren, and Valentino, just to name a few. But one of adriana lima’s most notable catwalk appearances was in the Victoria’s Secret Summer 2000 Swimwear Catalogue (shot in Cannes), where the Brazilian beauty shared the spotlight with a bevy of supermodels such as Heidi Klum and Laetitia Casta.


Those who have not had the pleasure of seeing adriana lima in a magazine fashion spread may have caught her in advertisements for Anna Sui Jeans, Bebe (actress Rose McGowan also poses for the fashion brand name), Gasoline, Mossimo, Victoria’s Secret, BCBG, Keds, XOXO, and Guess?. Before adriana lima modeling days, adriana lima always hoped to help children, and thanks to her new found popularity, adriana lima is able to work with orphans in Brazil. Whether you have seen her in an ad, on the runway, or photographed by some of the world’s greatest photographers – such as Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh or Ellen von Unwerth – adriana lima’s beauty speaks volumes.