Soon after, at the age of 15, she entered and finished in first place in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" model search.
She subsequently entered the 1996 Ford Models Supermodel of the World contest and finished in second place.
Lima has worked with the most established photographers in fashion such as Annie Leibovitz, Juergen Teller, Bruce Weber, J. Duran, Paolo Roversi, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matidin, Vincent Peters, Mario Sorrenti, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Steven Meisel, David Sims and Mario Testino.
In early 2012, Turkish clothing company Mavi Jeans, contracted with Lima to be the face and spokesmodel for the brand.
According to the source, the Victoria's Secret Angel and the popular New England Patriots wide receiver met this summer in Miami through Edelman's teammate, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, and have been dating ever since."It's still in the beginning but they're having such a great time together and getting to know each other," the source says. "PICS: The 7 Hottest Celeb-Athlete Power Couples Ever Contrary to reports, Lima is not dating 41-year-old Ryan Seacrest, the source adds."Adriana and Ryan met in Rio [while covering the 2016 summer Olympics] and had dinner with a big group of people there, and then once in New York," the source says.
"They are definitely not dating."In July, Lima and Edelman were snapped holding hands at Straight Wharf in Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Brazilian stunner married NBA player Marko Jaric in 2009, before the two split in 2014 after five years of marriage.
However, a friend at school who wanted to enter a modeling contest and did not want to enter alone, so Lima entered with her.
She also appeared on the covers and in the editorials of other fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Interview, GQ, W, Arena, V, Esquire, Garage and French Revue des Modes.
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Furthermore, her television commercial, which was watched by 28 million people, became a trending topic at Twitter and the number of people on Mavi's Facebook page increased by 20%.
Store officials at Mavi say the clothing Lima wore in the ad campaigns was met with so much demand that they ran out of stock.