Adriana Lima’s Best Runway & Red Carpet Moments, Because She's Been Killing It For 15 Years

If you've seen a Victoria's Secret ad in the last 15 years, then you've probably been left in awe of one of my favorite models. In honor of Adriana Lima's birthday, it only seems natural to take a look at Adriana Lima's best runway and red carpet moments. Since she's been around for a while, the list could honestly go on and on, with each look progressing in how stunning it is.

After doing a little work here and there, Lima's career really took off in 2000 when she got involved with the major lingerie label, quickly making it onto their runway. From that, she signed on as the face of Maybelline for a few years, planting her face on newsstands all over the nation. And when you get a deal like that, it's easy to keep going. I mean, her look is pretty unforgettable. Her icy blue eyes and dark hair have to be one of my favorite combinations, and I'm sure I'm not alone. I can remember seeing her GQ cover from a few years ago and being like, "her." Then to find out she was named the 2nd highest earning model, by Forbes in 2014, I knew she was the one to love.

But what I like the most about her is that having this badass career didn't stop her from having a family. Lima is the mother of two beautiful little girls, who I'm sure are going to grow with their mommy's charisma and confidence. Here are 11 of my favorite runway and red carpet looks from Adrian Lima's career.

1/ 2014 Cannes Film Festival Chopard Backstage Party


If you aren't blown away by the dress, you should take another look at that necklace.

2. 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


She sure makes that hat look good.

3. 2014 Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet


The fact that she didn't even accessorize this dress should be enough explanation for everyone.

4. 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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All black everything really suits her well. And so do those black wings.

5. 2013 Desigual Runway Show


This bright printed dress is probably the most clothes I've ever seen her wear at once, but I love it nonetheless.

6. 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


Whenever I see a jacket with a super long train on the VS runway, I get happy. And this one is no exception. Lima looks great.

7. 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


Those wings. Those stockings. Those gloves. That neckpiece. Everything.

8. 2014 IWC Schaffhausen at SIHH

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Even though I have no idea what this event is, I'm in love with Lima's dress. This baroque business looks great on her, and the little bandeau piece is perfect.

9. 2014 Brazil Foundation Gala

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Of course she went all out for her birth place, and we're glad she did. This hot pink number is truly awe-inspiring.

10. 2015 MET Gala

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I don't think I've ever actually said this before, but bangs look really good on her. Maybe it's the combination of the dress and her lips, but I'm saying yay to the bangs.

11. 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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Just like she looks amazing in all black, she looks equally amazing in all white. I just want to get my hands on a pair of those wings.

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