Adriana Lima, Spokesmodel For Maybelline New York Once Again

Adriana Lima will return “as the face” of Maybelline New York, The Star Online reports today. Adriana Lima’s return was originally announced last week. She previously worked as the spokesmodel for the prestigious cosmetics brand between 2003 and 2009. Lima is excited to be returning to the brand after a five-year break. “I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl, and I look forward to the work we will do together, Adriana Lima stated, according to OK Magazine. Adriana Lima will represent the Maybelline brand in both television commercials and print advertisements. Adriana Lima has not indicated which specific Maybelline products she will represent, states Vogue.

Originally from Brazil, the Latina bombshell ranked as one of the highest paid models between 2006 and 2008. Beautiful Maybelline New York spokesmodel Adriana Lima follows a long line of flawless models who have represented the face of Maybelline, such as Jordan Dunn, Christy Turlington, Jessica White, Erin Wasson, Zhang Ziyi and Tomiko Fraser — just to name a few.

Adriana Lima, the former Victoria Secret’s Angel and Guess model, grew up poor, but that all changed when she began modelling in the 1990’s at the age of 15. In the book “Bad and Beautiful: Inside the Dazzling and Deadly World of Supermodels” by Ian Halperin, Lima stated that she had little knowledge of Vogue or fashion in general when she first started modelling.

At the time, teen model Adriana Lima seemed more excited by the opportunity to fly on a plane for the first time than her modelling contract. “I think my best moment was taking the plane. My family was really poor, and we would never have had the money to take a plane,” said Lima.

Since the announcement, social media has been abuzz with the excitement of Adriana Lima’s return. Maybelline New York tweeted:

Being a pretty face is not the only thing that matters to the Salvador de Bahia native. Adriana has been an inspiration to many teens all over the world, often telling girls to believe in themselves and to be strong. Adriana Lima also thinks it is important for girls to maintain a good attitude. Many feel that the 33-year-old beauty also served as a positive role model when she announced that she was still a virgin and had no intention on having sex before marriage. Adriana Lima eventually married Serbian NBA ball player Marko Jaric.

Historically, the Maybelline brand dates back to 1915. The sophisticated cosmetics line has been worn by some of Hollywood’s most intensely dramatic actresses—1920’s Gloria Swanson, and 1940’s Joan Crawford and Dorothy Lamour come to mind. In the 1940’s, American women proudly wore beautiful red lips and red nails, emulating the classic Hollywood style — a style that is still very much respected, even today.

With Adriana Lima’s return to Maybelline New York as the latest spokesmodel for the second time, it doesn’t look like she will be going anywhere soon. “As a model I plan to stay here much longer, I believe a woman becomes more beautiful with age and I want to prove that,” Lima says.

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