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A Day At The Beach With Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima at Shutters On The Beach in Santa Monica. Photo by Crystal Fambrini.

Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima told me she never thought she would be a model. She wanted to be a doctor. “I love helping children,” this 30 something mother of two daughters shared with me at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, California.  Originally from Brazil, a high school friend urged her to submit photos into a national modeling contest and she ended up winning first place.  Three years later, she found herself in New York living the life of a top model. In 2012, she came in 4th on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. 


  Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima (center), Lily Aldridge (L) and Behati Prinsloo (R).  Photo by Crystal Fambrini.

Adriana exudes sexy. Besides having a perfect 10 physique her energy is contagious and when she speaks I swear she makes you feel sexy too.  Her bright eyes focus just on you, her sultry voice knows just the right things to say, and her positive energy envelops you and I just want to max out my credit card at Victoria’s Secret to get some of what she’s got.

Angels celebrate two Victoria’s Secret bra collections, the Flawless by Victoria’s Secret and Very Sexy Multi-Way bra.Photo by Crystal Fambrini.

So, what is Adriana Lima’s secret to sexy?

“Nothing is more sexier than being a hands on Mom,” she reveals, which this supermodel slash actress slash wife slash full time Mom makes sure to do.   “I’m a mother and it’s sexy and I have never felt so confident.  After having a baby you become wise.  Your hormones change and it changes your skin and your hair. I love it all.”

Adriana Lima at Shutters On The Beach in Santa Monica, Ca. Photo by Crystal Fambrini.

She is happily married to Serbian professional basketball player Marko Jaric and being active is a family thing, as both enjoy being healthy both at work and play.

When asked about how she keeps her figure: “It’s definitely not easy to get back into shape after babies.  Luckily I am very involved with them, chasing after them, so they keep me in shape as I’m running to pick them up and always moving to catch them. I like to stay home to play games with them, go to the park, or go outside and go swimming.”

Adriana swears by regular exercise no matter what and she makes sure to always slip in regular runs, walks and jump rope.  “It’s better to work out for 10 or 20 minutes than nothing at all, it’s important to get up and move your body.  When I travel I bring my jump rope so I can jump rope for a few minutes here and there.”

Adriana says high heels are her favorite items in her closet but sandals come in a close second are they are a must for her Miami beach life. Photo by Crystal Fambrini.


Boxing is Adriana’s favorite work out and bikinis and flip flops is this Brazilian beauty’s go to summer attire. “I’m always in a bikini and flip flops, it’s all about feeling confident and comfortable.”

Victoria’s Secret beach gear.  Photo by Crystal Fambrini.

Lima said the key word to her life:  Organization.

“I’m very organized.  I’m a perfectionist.  I plan everything ahead of time and with two children you have to be organized and if you are not, well then, you will learn,” she laughs. “Organization is essential!”

Personality is the sexiest attribute, she says.  And when Lima says this, it’s not just her natural ability to respond with positive non offending answers, you can tell she really means this, and she goes on explaining “What I see first is the attitude, the first think I look for in a person is a smile and that’s it.”

And being the proud mom that she is, she wants to instill confidence in her children as well. “I am going to teach my girls to embrace themselves, the most important thing is to be happy.  It’s all about how you feel.””

Lily Aldridge, Crystal Fambrini, Adriana Lima and Behati Prinsloo. 

Surely this beautiful woman must have some sort of guilty pleasure!

“Oh I have many guilty pleasures,” Adriana says with a twinkle in her eye. “Many, but they are R rated so I can not say.”

Ahh, there’s that sexy thing again.

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Posted on: May 14, 2013