Adriana Lima will be the
face everyone will recognize. Starring in GUESS?' Fall 2000
ad campaign shot by Pablo Alfaro in Northern California, adriana
lima appears along side of a group of other young new faces.
Adriana Lima will be featured on the sides of buses, phone booths,
bus shelters, billboards and in international magazine ads for
GUESS?. Adriana Lima images will also appear in the nearly 100
GUESS? retail stores in the US, in GUESS? Shops in almost every
major department store, not to mention on guess.com and in the
GUESS? Journal, the company's own magazine. That's a lot of
exposure for Adriana Lima just an eighteen year old. Well, this
isn't just any 18 year old, she's the newest face of GUESS?.
Born in the north of Brazil 18 years ago with mesmerizing blue
grey eyes and chocolate brown hair, Adriana Lima beauty is an
eclectic mix of her French, Portuguese, Native-American and
Caribbean heritage. After being asked to model Adriana Lima
consistently while in school, Adriana Lima decided to take the
plunge and join Elite Model Management at 16. She quickly moved
to New York where Adriana Lima perfected her craft working with
the world's greatest image makers including: Steven Meisel,
Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh and Ellen von Unwerth.
Adriana Lima has appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and on
the runway for many top designers.
Adriana Lima has recently
been profiled on E! Entertainment TV, Extra!, The Travel Channel,
Viva and Whipple's World. As a child, Adriana Lima dreamed
of helping children and Adriana Lima is now using her celebrity
to work with orphanages in her homeland - Brazil. At the tender
age of 18, Adriana Lima has already attained star status within
the modeling industry and the future looks very bright for
this remarkable model. Adriana Lima seems to have it all:
a gorgeous face, Adriana Lima a great attitude, a loving family
and a driving ambition.
Adriana Lima was born in 1982, in Salvador, Brazil. adriana
lima the blue/gray-eyed beauty can attribute her exotic good
looks to Adriana Lima French, Portuguese, Native-American,
and Caribbean heritage. While Adriana Lima heritage may be
a mix, Adriana Lima beauty and success are crystal clear.
Like Adriana Lima Brazilian counterparts Gisele Bundchen and
Ana Beatriz Barros, Adriana hails from a small town, a far
cry from the glamorous life Adriana Lima inhabits today.
Her climb from obscurity
to glam girl occurred after placing second in the Ford Supermodel
of the World Contest (after having won the 1996 Ford Supermodel
of Brazil Contest). Adriana Lima signed with Elite Model Management
at the age of 16, and moved to one of the fashion centers
of the world, New York. Once there, Adriana Lima modeling
portfolio only began to expand exponentially, after appearing
in Vogue (Italy) in 1997, as well as Vogue (UK), I-D (UK),
Marie Claire (Brazil), and Vogue (Italy) in 1998. adriana
lima has also appeared in Vogue (US, Germany, UK), and Marie
Claire (Italy) all in 1999.
As for fashion shows,
Adriana Lima the Vogue girl has walked down the runway for
the following designers: Cynthia Rowley, Vera Wang, Christian
Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Betsey Johnson, Girls Rule, Richard
Tyler, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Randolph Duke,
Ralph Lauren, and Valentino, just to name a few. But one of
Adriana Lima's most notable catwalk appearances was in the
Victoria's Secret Summer 2000 Swimwear Catalogue (shot in
Cannes), where the Brazilian beauty shared the spotlight with
a bevy of supermodels such as Heidi Klum and Laetitia Casta.
Those who have not
had the pleasure of seeing Adriana Lima in a magazine fashion
spread may have caught her in advertisements for Anna Sui
Jeans, Bebe (actress Rose McGowan also poses for the fashion
brand name), Gasoline, Mossimo, Victoria's Secret, BCBG, Keds,
XOXO, and Guess?. Before Adriana Lima modeling days, adriana
lima always hoped to help children, and thanks to her new
found popularity, Adriana Lima is able to work with orphans
in Brazil. Whether you have seen her in an ad, on the runway,
or photographed by some of the world's greatest photographers
-- such as Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh or Ellen von Unwerth
-- Adriana Lima's beauty speaks volumes.