Adriana Lima, one of the most successful models in the fashion world today, got her start after winning a local modeling contest in 1996. She shot to stardom with appearances in Vogue (American, Italian & UK), I-D, Marie Claire and every other major international magazine, and received a major contract from Maybelline. Lima has been photographed by some of the most notable photographers at the highest end of fashion, including Glen Luchford for Harper's Bazaar, Gilles Bensimon for the cover of American Elle, Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh and Ellen von Unwerth. Adriana has also had wide exposure in television, including commercials for Victoria's Secret, Maybelline, Telecom Italian Mobile and the noted Victoria's Secret commercial "Angels in Venice" with Bob Dylan. She also starred with Clive Owen in the highly acclaimed short film "The Hire" made for BMW by world-renowned film director Wong Kar-Wai.