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Thursday 16 August 2018

Adriana Lima wants to be a Victoria's Secret Angel until she's 'at least 40'

Model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima attends the 'American Beauty Star' premiere at Gramercy Terrace at The Gramercy Park Hotel on September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lifetime)
Adriana Lima walks the runway wearing Look 56 at the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Spring/Summer 2018 Collection at Park Avenue Armory on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for FENTY PUMA By Rihanna)
Adriana Lima poses backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/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)
Adriana Lima walks on the runway with Swarovski crystals during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for Swarovski)
Model Adriana Lima presents a creation during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach November 15, 2008
Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima during her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima stunned at last year's runway show.
Victoria's Secret hosts Train Like An Angel with Adriana Lima at Aerospace High Performance Center on November 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Adriana Lima is seen going to fittings for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Midtown on August 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

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Adriana Lima has no intentions of retiring from the Victoria's Secret runway anytime soon.

The 36-year-old model has been one of the lingerie brand's Angels since 1999 and while she has hordes of new faces at her heels, Adriana won't be hanging up her bra and panties until she's physically unable to strut her stuff.

Adriana Lima poses backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima poses backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

"That’s something that doesn’t come into my head,” she told People when asked if she has any plans to retire. "My plan is to stay as long as my body allows me, at least until I am 40, so that’s four or so more years. But if I can stay longer, I will."

Adriana will be heading to Shanghai, China, for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this November, along with a host of beauties old and new. When it comes to those joining the line-up of the runway presentation for the first time, Adriana has some advice for the 2017 class.

"It’s a huge career opportunity to be in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show,” she smiled. “They’re going to have a great time. The girls are fun and there’s not such a thing as competing with each other. It’s all about enjoying ourselves so I’m sure that they may be nervous but once they get together they realise it’s going to be easy, and it’s going to be a fun show."

Adriana is also trying her luck in the reality TV world, hosting new competition American Beauty Star, in which 12 hair and make-up artists compete for one grand prize. On the show she's joined by Beyonce's make-up artist Sir John as a mentor to the contestants and she explains that the programme is educational as well as entertaining.

Adriana Lima (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/WireImage)
Adriana Lima (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/WireImage)

"(The contestants) are extremely talented,” she noted. “But it’s not just about who is best. We learn about who they were prior to the show, their goals, where they get inspired, their struggles. They also show you a lot of hair and make-up tips to do at home."

Model Adriana Lima presents a creation during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach November 15, 2008
Model Adriana Lima presents a creation during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach November 15, 2008
Model Adriana Lima is seen going to fittings for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Midtown on August 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Model Adriana Lima is seen going to fittings for the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Midtown on August 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

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