Adriana Lima | 2000

Photography by: ELLEN VON UNWERTH @ellenvonunwerth

Brazilian supermodel and actress Adriana Lima is best known for her angel wing-clad runway presence, but modeling was sort of a happy accident for her. At 15, she entered a modeling contest with a friend, eventually finishing in first place in Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” model search. A few years later she moved to New York and began working on her portfolio, modeling for international editions of Vogue and Marie Claire. Adriana became a GUESS Girl in 2000, starring in the Fall campaign and featured in A Second Decade of GUESS? Images. She has since walked the runway for countless renowned designers. She walked in her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 1999 at the age of 18 and every one since, missing only 2009 due to her pregnancy. With countless endorsement deals and runways under her belt, this Brazilian bombshell shows no signs of slowing down.

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