Adriana Lima was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in June 12, 1941. She was the only child of Nelson Torres and Maria da Graca Lima.
She engaged herself in a modeling career at the age of 15, she entered to the Brazil's Ford Supermodel of the World Search and she ranked to be the first placer. Subsequently she entered again for the year 1996 at the same kind on competition and she got second placer. With her hot and sexy body, Lima was appeared in numerous international edition of Vogue and Marie Claire. She was also appeared in a fashion shows wearing the design of the big-name designer Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren and other well known designers. At the year 1999 she was first graced the Victoria's Secret fashion Show, and she was probably known for his works with Victoria's Secret. Adriana Lima was considered one of Victoria's Secrets "Perfect 10" models, Lima appeared in the Victoria's Secret fashion show on TV, in 2001 and 2003. Lima with her hot and sexy body, she was rank to be the 7th placer in FHM 100 Sexiest Woman 2007. In addition to her gig as an "Angel," Lima also appeared in the short film The Hire: Follow, as "The Wife" opposite Mickey Rourke.
Since her rise to fame, Lima is often cited by popular media as one of the world's sexiest women. She was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007. On June 13, 2007, she was awarded as "Hottest Girl on the Planet" at the first Spike TV Guys Choice awards but the category was not mentioned in the actual show. Hot and sexy Adriana Lima was also voted on the Maxim Hot 100 2007 as number 53. She was voted as the Most Desirable Woman in 2005 by visitors of the largest men's lifestyle website.
Adriana Lima also appeared in different well known magazines with her luxurious hot and sexy body and she was listed among the World highest paid model.