Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima was born on June 12th, 1981 in Salvador, Brazil. Her father left when she was just 6 months old but her mother stayed strong and always encouraged Adriana to do what she loves. At the age of 13 Adriana got a taste of what her life would soon be like when she won the Ford Supermodel of Brazil contest. Shortly after she went on to win the Ford Supermodel of the World competition. Despite being one of the highest paid models in the world, third only to Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen, Adriana cares about much more than glitz and glamour. Charities and orphanages are frequent beneficiaries of Adriana's generosity as she's always had a spot in her heart for children.