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Adriana Lima

discovered by Ford's "Super Model of Brazil" at 15, Adriana Lima reached super model stardom at a young age and has flourished in the spot light ever since. Born June 12 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Winning many beauty pageants during elementary school, her friends and family entered her into a modeling competition. Wining the Ford contest, she went o to win second in the "Supermodel of the World" contest. Three years later, Lima left Brazil and moved to New York and signed with Elite Model Management. Her portfolio grew tremendously over a short period of time, soon she was in editions of Vogue, and Marie Claire. Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, and Valentino recognized her taken on the runway, and she was soon walking on their catwalks. In 2000, Lima became Guess? girl, appearing in the fall ad campaigns. From 2003 to 2009 Adriana was the spokesperson for Maybelline. After she posed for GQ magazine in April 2006, the magazine had it's highest sales of one issue that year. in 2009, Adriana signed a contract with Doritos to appear in a print campaign and TV commercials airing in Turkey that April.

Adriana Lima is best known for being a Victoria Secret Model, she signed the contract in 1999 and since then she walked in the 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2010 collections as the opening Angel. The highlight of her career was when she wore the "Fantasy Bra," designed by America jeweler Martin Zatz, was set with 3,575 black diamonds, 117 certified 1 carat white diamonds, 34 rubies and two black diamond drops totaling 100 carats, the bra was valued at $5million. Talk about a bra!

Not only has Adriana walking the runway for Versace, Vera Wang, bebe, Armani, BCBG and Louis Vuitton. She's also tried her hand at acting. Playing alongside Forest Whitaker and Mickey Rouke in The Follow. Also appearing in How I met your Mother, during the Victoria Secret episode in 2007.

Adriana also tied the knot with basketball star Marko Jaric on Valentines Day 2009

What hasn't Adriana done? Modelling with Elite, walking the catwalk for Versace, staring next to Forest Whitaker and being on a hit TV show. Adriana has warn a bra that coast more than a house and walked with modelling legend Heidi Klum and has been on the cover of over 10 different magazines. Adriana continues to shock the world with her beautiful body and incredible dark eyes. Hopefully she starts the 2012 Victoria Secret fashion show next year.

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