Adriana Lima was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, on June 12, 1981. Prior to 2018, she served as an Angel for Victoria’s Secret. Awarded “the most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel” in 2017, she held the distinction of being the longest-running model. Lima won Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” contest when she turned 15 years old. The next year, she came in second place in Ford’s “Supermodel of the World” contest before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City.

Adriana Family

Nelson Torres, a carpenter, and Maria das Graças Lima, a social worker, are her parents. At the age of six months, Lima’s father abandoned the family, and thereafter, her mother solely raised her. Initially, Lima grew up in Salvador’s Castelo Branco neighborhood.


According to her, she had intended to become a pediatrician prior to entering the modeling industry. Lima possesses family ties to Portugal, West India, Japan, Switzerland, Africa, and Brazil. She thinks of herself as Afro-Brazilian. Moreover, Lima is from Portugal and knows English, Italian, Spanish, and her native Portuguese.

Adriana Lima Net Worth

Adriana Lima is a supermodel from Brazil with a net worth of $95 million. An apartment with 2,200 square feet that Adriana and Marko bought in Manhattan for $1.995 million in 2003. However, In 2013, they priced it at $5.5 million. In 2018, it sold for $3.3 million.

Adriana Lima Net Worth

Lima Career

Lima walked her first show on the catwalk at Anna Sui’s New York Fashion Week show in September 1997. As a model, she walked the runway for Rosa Cha, Blue Man, Fashion’s Night Out, Caio Gobbi, Fause Haten, M. Officer, and many more high-end style designers. Nevertheless, In September 1998, her first magazine cover appeared in Marie Claire Brazil.


The 20th anniversary issue of the Italian Vogue Gioiello featured her on its cover in September 2000, followed by Vogue Brasil the following month. The issue of GQ with her cover in April 2006 sold the most copies that year. She once more graced the cover of GQ in 2008, resulting in an unprecedented surge in website traffic for the publication.

Adriana Lima Career As Victoria Secret Angel

At the age of seventeen, she debuted on the Victoria’s Secret runway in 1999; she has been an Angel since she signed with the company in 2000. Along with Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen, and Alessandra Ambrosio, she served as one of the five Angels who promoted Victoria’s Secret across the country in 2004 on the so-called “Angels Across America” Tour.

She appeared in the Miracle Bra reboot in November. At the end of the year, Lima wore the “Fantasy Bra” to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2008. Martin Katz, an American jewelry artist, made the bra. It had 3,575 black diamonds, 117 confirmed 1-carat (200 mg) white round diamonds, 34 rubies, and two black diamond drops that added up to 100 carats (20 g).

Adriana Lima Career As Victoria Secret Angel

The bra possessed more than 1,500 carats (300 g) of diamonds and turned out worth more than $5 million. She received the title of “the most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel” in January 2017. Lima walked in her last Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November 2018, after doing 18 shows for the brand.

Adriana Relationship

Lima dated American musician Lenny Kravitz from 2001 to 2003. However, They got married and moved in together.

Lima wed Marko Jari, a Serbian NBA player, on Valentine’s Day in 2009 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Lima allegedly submitted an application for Serbian citizenship in May 2009; however, her application failed to be approved. Jarić and Lima have two girls. After five years of marriage, Lima and Jarić announced their split on May 2, 2014. In March 2016, they got a divorce.

Lima began dating filmmaker Andre Lemmers in 2021. Moreover, Lima posted on TikTok on February 18, 2022, that she was expecting to have her third child and first child with Lemmers. She wrote that her baby is “coming fall 2022” and shared a video of her ultrasound. Nevertheless, Lima had a son in August 2022.


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