Birth Date: June 12, 1981
Born in Salvador, Brazil, Adriana Lima didn't get her first taste of the modeling life until age 15, when she entered and placed first in Ford's Supermodels of Brazil search. In 1996, she entered Ford's Supermodel of the World contest and placed second, which was enough to prompt her to move to NYC three years later and sign with Elite Model Management. In 1999, she walked in her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and was officially signed as an Angel in 2000. While she has become synonymous with the lingerie brand, it's not the only area of fashion she's mastered. From countless magazine covers to the 2005 Pirelli calendar to starring in the Miu Miu Spring '13 campaign, Lima shows no signs of slowing.