Adriana Lima's modeling career began at a young age. She was only 13 when an agent discovered her at the mall. At 15, she won the Ford Supermodel Of Brazil contest and placed second in the Ford Supermodel Of The World contest. Shortly after, speaking only broken English, she moved to New York City and signed a contract with Elite Model Management.
Adriana's first big break came when she appeared high above New York's Times Square on a Vassarette billboard. She quickly gained worldwide recognition for her work in the GUESS? Wailea , Los Angeles, and Costanoa campaigns. Within a few years, Adriana was a star in the modeling industry.
She's worked with some of the world's great image-makers: Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh and Ellen von Unwerth, and appeared in the world's top magazines: Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and others. She has been profiled on E! Entertainment Television, The Travel Channel, Viva, Extra, and had a starring role in the BMW short film, The Follow. Adriana is currently engaged to musician Lenny Kravitz and appears in his video for the song Yesterday Is Gone.
Born in northern Brazil, on June 12, 1982, this 5'10'', brown haired, steel blue-eyed beauty is an eclectic mix of French, Portuguese, Native American, and Caribbean heritages. As a child, she dreamed of helping children and is now using her celebrity status to aid orphanages in her homeland.