In order to give yourself the best chance to become a model, you should first find a role model, to show you how to carve out a successful career in one of the world’s most exciting industries! If you’re looking for modelling success stories, find out more about Adriana Lima, who during her career has become a true industry titan!
Adriana was born in 1981, in the Brazilian city of Salvador. Growing up, Adriana never saw herself becoming a model, despite the fact that she won beauty contests at school. According to Maybelline, a make-up brand Adriana later worked with, the Brazilian beauty’s career began when she was just 13.
The future model was discovered at a shopping mall. At just 15, Adriana triumphed in the ‘Ford Supermodel of Brazil’ contest, going on to place second in the ‘Ford Supermodel of the World’ competition. With this validation, Adriana decided to move to global fashion capital New York and before long, she was signed with Elite Model Management, one of the top modelling agencies on earth.
Adriana Lima is a strikingly beautiful woman, with steel blue eyes and chocolate brown hair. With her amazing looks, it wasn’t long before Adriana Lima caught people’s attention, allowing her to develop a brilliant career. After shooting her first cover for Marie Claire in 1998, the only way was up and since, Adriana has fronted publications like Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Esquire, among many others.
The Brazilian star is perhaps most known as a Victoria’s Secret angel, modelling lingerie for the brand since 2000, so she is now their longest serving angel. Adriana has worked with the likes of Prada, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Versace and Emporio Armani, just to name a few. During her time, Adriana has done runway, print and video modelling, serving as a great example of how to make it into this industry.
As it turns out, modelling has been lucrative for Adriana. Last year, Forbes named Adriana one of the most powerful models on the planet, raking in a staggering US$9m alone in 2015. Illustrating, her star power, on this list she joined the likes of Cara Delevingne and Gisele Bundchen, a fellow Brazilian.
No model is a better example of how to sustain a career in the fashion industry than Adriana Lima. At age 35, she is just entering her prime, recently modelling at Milan Fashion Week. If like Adriana, you let nothing get in the way, you can become a model and showcase brilliant fashions all over the world!