Sunday 28 May 2017

Seeing double: Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima sizzles as she meets waxwork for the first time

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
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
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
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 walks the runway at the 2013 Victorias Secret Fashion Show
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 Herald Square in New York
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)

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Adriana Lima had no idea exactly what she looked like until she saw her Madame Tussauds waxwork.

The 34-year-old Brazilian supermodel is known for her lithe physique and stunning appearance. But she admits seeing her new likeness as it was unveiled at the Victoria's Secret flagship store in New York on Monday morning made her realise her own beauty.

“I think it’s so realistic, especially the facial expression, the expression of the eyes, the details of my tattoo, my beauty mark on my chin. It’s unbelievable!” Adriana told America's InStyle magazine of the waxwork. “It’s different when you see yourself in the mirror then when you see yourself in actual life because you are literally three-dimensional. I didn’t think I looked like this. It’s better than I expected, for sure.”

Choosing an ensemble for a waxwork to wear is one of the most important decisions the creators have. For Adriana's figure, they opted for the famous bright red two piece she wore during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show back in 2013.

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 Herald Square in New York
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 Herald Square in New York

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And despite having worn a variety of stunning ensembles since then, the crimson outfit remains one of Adriana's favourites. “This outfit came in 2013, ‘Parisian nights,’ and it was the opening of the segment and I just connected with this outfit," she continued. "I love it and I love the wings and red is my colour. This is the one that I most connected with and it’s one of my favourite outfits. I’m sorry, I love my outfits from this year’s show, but I would still keep this one. I will not change!”

Adriana remains stunned that the world famous tourist attraction wanted to make a waxwork of her. The decision came after thousands of the fashion star's fans submitted her name to Tussauds for consideration.

"When I found out that it all came about through fan requests, I almost cried," Adriana added to Vogue.com. "What an incredible honour and gift from people who have supported me throughout my career.”

Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2013 Victorias Secret Fashion Show
Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2013 Victorias Secret Fashion Show

As she attended the unveiling event on Monday, Adriana looked incredible in a pair of black thigh high suede boots with a short, silky playsuit.

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)
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)

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