Adriana Lima featured here in Victoria’s Secret Valentine’s 2011 special photo shoot. Adriana Francesca Lima is a Brazilian model, best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000, and as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009.
At age 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.
Lima does charitable work helping with an orphanage, “Caminhos da Luz” (Ways of Light), located in her hometown. She helps with construction to expand the orphanage, and buys clothes for poor children in Salvador, Bahia. She appeared on the Turkish version of Deal or No Deal, where her prize money went to a hospital in Istanbul for children fighting leukemia.