Jul 31, 2009
Nicknames: The Goddess
Righty or Lefty: Righty
Birthdate: June 12
Middle Name: Francesca
Hometown: Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Current Home: Midtown, New York City
Siblings: Adriana is an only child
Interests: Martial arts, reading, music, charity work
Secret Indulgence: Japanese food at midnight
Discovered: At a shopping mall at the age of 13! She went on to win first place in Brazil’s Ford Supermodel of the World Search at 15.
First VS Fashion Show: 2000
Career Highlight: Opening the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2003 and appearing alongside legendary rock musician Bob Dylan in the Angel in Venice TV commercial that same year.
Runway Essentials: Lots of energy, good feelings and a spritz of Very Sexy® Fragrance for Her.
VS Faves: “The Very Sexy 100-Way Bra is my absolute must-have. It goes with every outfit. And, it was fun to learn all the different ways you can rehook the straps. I think I’ve gotten to 62 ways…I’m still working on the others!”
Model Behavior: Adriana does charitable work with the orphanage, “Caminhos da Luz” (Ways of Light), in her hometown. She aids with construction to expand the orphanage and buys clothing for poor children in Bahia.
Sexy Little Tidbits: Adriana’s exotic beauty is a reflection of her French, Portuguese, Native American and Caribbean descent. She is fluent in three languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English. She loves to read and counts Gabriel García Marquéz as her favorite author and says she was shy around boys when she was younger.