Saturday 3 December 2016

Supermodel Adriana Lima represents a more 'mature' woman...at 35

Published 11/10/2016 | 11:23

Model and Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima presents a creation during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York
Model and Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima presents a creation during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York
Adriana Lima presents a creation for fashion house Versace during the 2017 Women's Spring / Summer collections shows at Milan Fashion Week
Model Adriana Lima attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Adriana Lima poses as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Brazilian model Adriana Lima smiles as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Adriana Lima is seen backstage before the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima poses with her Madame Tussaud's wax likeness at a reveal event at the Victoria's Secret store in Manhattan
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima walks the runway during the Victoria's Secret 2012 Fashion Show on November 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS)
Model and Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/WireImage)
Model and Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima from Brazil walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Brazilian model Adriana Lima (L) and her partner Joe Thomas pose as they arrive for the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala o

Supermodel Adriana Lima said she is at a stage in her career where she is "representing more mature women" at 35 years old.

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The Victoria's Secret Angel, who was recently named the second highest earning model in the world by Forbes (she made $10.5m in 2015), has been at the top of her game for nearly two decades.

And while she has no plans to hang up her wings just yet, having just finsihed a successful run during Fashion Month, walking for Marc Jacobs, Versace, Bottega Veneta, she also boasts a long-lasting and lucrative contacts with Maybelline.

But the mother-of-two is ready for a shift in her personal brand.

Adriana Lima presents a creation for fashion house Versace during the 2017 Women's Spring / Summer collections shows at Milan Fashion Week
Adriana Lima presents a creation for fashion house Versace during the 2017 Women's Spring / Summer collections shows at Milan Fashion Week

"Now I’m at a time in my life where I'm representing more mature women. And I think women age so beautifully, and that's why I plan on modeling for as long as I can, because I want to show them—the world, the business—that mature woman can be a model and be beautiful," she told Into The Gloss.

"There is so much more opportunity overall and people are more open to different types of women and beauty," she added to Vanity FAir.

She is also the longest running VS Angel having first walked for the brand in 2000 when she was 19. Fellow Angels Doutzen Kroes, Gisele Bundchen and Alessandra Ambrosio, who joined in the same period, have retired from their work with the lingerie company.

Adriana Lima (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/WireImage)
Adriana Lima (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/WireImage)
Brazilian model Adriana Lima smiles as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film
Brazilian model Adriana Lima smiles as she arrives on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film "Julieta" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

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