Brazilian-born model Adriana Francesca Lima is perhaps best-known for being one of the most popular and exotic Victoria’s Secret Angels. The blue-eyed, dark-haired beauty was born on June 12th, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. At the age of 16, she moved to New York to pursue her modeling career. She has since graced the covers of the biggest fashion magazines in the world, walked on countless high-fashion runways and is near the top of Forbes’ list of highest earning models. She began flaunting her toned body for Victoria’s Secret lingerie in 1999 and became an Angel in 2000. She has opened the show numerous times and has had the honor of wearing the luxurious Fantasy Bra twice. But there’s so much about Adriana Lima that still remains unknown to many. Here are 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know.
10 She Didn’t Always Want To Become A Model
9 She Is Multiracial
8 She Was A Virgin Until Marriage and Is Religious
7 She Has Been Criticized For Her Diet Regime
6 She Holds A Superbowl Record
5 She Is Huge In Italy
4 Before Her First Child, She Never Went To The Gym
3 She Dated Her Favourite Singer And A Prince
2 She Aspires To Be A Doctor
1 She Does A Lot Of Charity Work
Not only does this Angel stay true to her title through her beauty, but she does so through her kind heart, as well. Adriana has done a lot of charity work for the orphanage, Caminhos da Luz, located in her hometown of Salvador, Brazil. She buys clothes for the orphans and donates money to help expand the building. Over the past few years, she has also helped to raise funds for St. Luke’s hospital in Haiti, which gives expecting mothers access to medical services. There are also many other charity events that she has taken part in, including those held for Novak Djokovic’s Foundation and Brazil Foundation.
Sources: imdb.com, gq.com, vogue.com, huffingtonpost.com, tmz.com, zimbio.com
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