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Who is Adriana Lima?
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress who is best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000, and as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009. 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 before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City. 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.
- also known as Adriana Francesca Lima
- born on (34 years ago) in Salvador, child of Maria da Graça Lima and Nelson Torres
- nationality: Brazil
- religion: Catholicism
- profession: Model, supermodel, fashion model
- Marriage with Marko Jarić since
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- filmography: played Wife in "The Hire: The Follow"
- TV series: "Pista Dupla"
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