Adriana Lima Biography: Height, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Parents, Boyfriend, Children

March 10, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model, actress, and producer who rose to fame as a Victoria’s Secret Angel for nearly two decades.

She is also known as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics and various other brands. She has appeared in several films and TV shows and produced her own projects.

She is one of the most successful and influential models in the world, with stunning beauty and versatile talent.

Profile

  • Full name: Adriana Francesca Lima
  • Date of birth: June 12, 1981
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Profession: Model, actress, producer
  • Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Parents: Nelson Torres and Maria das Graças Lima
  • Siblings: Leonardo Lima (brother)
  • Spouse: Marko Jarić (ex-husband)
  • Children: Valentina Lima Jarić (daughter), Sienna Lima Jarić (daughter), Cyan Lima (son)
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $85 million

Early Life and Education

Adriana Lima, now 43 years old, was born on June 12, 1981, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She is of mixed ancestry, with African, Portuguese, Native American, and Japanese roots.

Her father, Nelson Torres, was a carpenter who left the family when she was six months old. Her mother, Maria das Graças Lima, was a social worker who raised her and her brother, Leonardo, alone.

Lima grew up in a poor neighborhood and faced many challenges and hardships. She attended elementary school at Escola São Vicente de Paulo and high school at Colégio Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

She was a devout Catholic who wanted to become a nun. She also loved reading and writing and dreamed of becoming a writer.

Lima started modeling at age 15, after winning Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” and placing second in the “Supermodel of the World” competition.

She moved to New York City to pursue her modeling career and signed with Elite Model Management.

She later graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in business administration.

Personal Life

Adriana Lima has had several romantic relationships throughout her life. She dated singer Lenny Kravitz from 2001 to 2003 and was engaged to him briefly.

She also dated Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein from 2003 to 2006 and baseball player Derek Jeter from 2006 to 2007. After three years of dating, she married Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić in 2009.

They had a private civil ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, followed by a lavish wedding in Brazil. They have two daughters, Valentina and Sienna, born in 2009 and 2012, respectively.

However, the couple announced their separation in 2014 and finalized their divorce in 2016. Lima also has a son, Cyan, who was born in 2020. The identity of his father is unknown. Lima is currently single and focused on her career and children.

Career

Adriana Lima has had a remarkable career as a model, actress, and producer. She is best known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1999 to 2018, the longest-running model and named “the most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel” in 2017.

She has walked in 20 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows and worn the coveted Fantasy Bra three times, in 2008, 2010, and 2014.

She has also been a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics since 2003 and other brands such as IWC, Puma, and Chopard.

She has appeared on the covers of numerous magazines, such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and Marie Claire.

She has also been featured in several campaigns and commercials, such as Kia Motors, Super Bowl, and Calvin Klein.

Lima has also ventured into acting and producing. She has appeared in several films and TV shows, such as Ocean’s Eight, How I Met Your Mother, Ugly Betty, and The Crazy Ones.



She has also produced a short film, FIFA: A Love Letter to Rwanda, and a TV series, American Beauty Star.

She has also hosted several events and shows, such as the MTV Europe Music Awards, the Brazil Foundation Gala, and the Victoria’s Secret Live Show.

Awards

Adriana Lima has won several awards and honors throughout her career, such as:

  • Ford Supermodel of the World (Runner-up, 1996).
  • VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards (Model of the Year, 2000).
  • Spike Guys’ Choice Awards (Hotter Than Hell, 2007).
  • Hollywood Film Festival (Hollywood Beauty Award, 2014).
  • Harper’s Bazaar Arabia (Global Style Icon, 2017).
  • GQ Portugal (Woman of the Year, 2017).
  • Marie Claire Brazil (Woman of the Year, 2018).

Net Worth

Adriana Lima’s estimated net worth is $85 million.

She earns most of her income from modeling contracts, endorsements, and business ventures.

Controversy

Adriana Lima has faced some controversy and criticism in her career, such as:

  • In 2011, she revealed that she followed a strict diet and exercise regimen before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which included drinking only protein shakes and water and abstaining from solid food for nine days. She also said she worked out twice daily for three weeks before the show. Many people criticized her for promoting an unhealthy and unrealistic body image and lifestyle and for setting a bad example for young girls and women.
  • Lima later clarified that she did not follow this routine all year round and that it was only for a specific event. She also said that she did not encourage anyone to follow her example, and that she consulted with nutritionists and doctors before doing so.
  • In 2012, she appeared in a controversial commercial for Kia Motors, which aired during the Super Bowl. The ad featured Lima in a bikini, waving a checkered flag, while a voice-over said, “The perfect man is gentle, he is funny, he is smart, he is generous, and he drives a Kia Optima.” Many people accused the ad of being sexist, stereotypical, and objectifying women. Lima defended the ad, saying that it was meant to be humorous and playful and that she was proud of being part of it.
  • In 2017, she posted a message on Instagram, saying that she was tired of the superficial values of the fashion industry and that she would no longer take off her clothes for an empty cause. She also said that she wanted to support women’s empowerment and self-esteem and would only work with brands aligning with her values.

Many people praised her for her stance, while others questioned her sincerity and consistency, given her previous work and contracts.

Lima explained that she changed her perspective after meeting a friend who was unhappy with her appearance and wanted to make a positive impact with her platform.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @adrianalima
  • Twitter: @AdrianaLima



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