Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima recently announced on Twitter that Madame Tussauds New York plans to launch the first-ever figure in her likeness. According to a PR News Wire press release, back in July, Adriana posed for a group of skilled Madame Tussauds studio artists who took more than 250 detailed body measurements of her to begin the process of creating the wax model. Check out the Twitter teaser video of the process below. Adriana’s figure will be the first in the museum’s 200+ year history styled after one of her runway looks from a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
— Adriana Lima (@AdrianaLima) October 5, 2015
“I am honored to work with the incredibly talented team of artists at Madame Tussauds New York,” commented Adriana Lima. “It was humbling to watch the team’s effort towards creating a figure that perfectly matches my look. I can’t wait to see the completed figure!”
Lima is the longest-running Victoria’s Secret Angel in the history of the brand, and she will walk in her 15th Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this December. Her impressive career and international influence make her worthy of being immortalized. Hers will be the second Brazilian figure to join the famed attraction in Times Square, with legendary soccer star Pele currently on display.
“It has been a pleasure working with Adriana and we are thrilled to bring her figure to our attraction,” said Bret Pidgeon, General Manager of Madame Tussauds New York. “As we continue to celebrate our 15th year in Times Square, it’s exciting to bring yet another first to our guests – a Victoria’s Secret Angel.”
Adriana’s figure will be prominently featured in the Opening Night Party room, which yields Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, and Leonardo DiCaprio, among others.
Adriana joined Elite Model Management in New York at age 16 and rapidly garnered international recognition. She has graced the covers of dozens of high-fashion magazine, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, and Marie Claire, and appeared in numerous campaigns, such as Giorgio Armani, Balmain, Valentino, and Marc Jacobs, who recently named her the face of his new sultry perfume, Decadence. Lima describes the scent as “sophisticated, glamorous, and playful, and helps you feel confident.”
In a recent interview with NY Magazine, Lima discusses the morning routine of a fashionista, her acting aspirations, and her Victoria Secret workout regime. She also reveals that coconut water is her Brazilian beauty secret.
“It’s in the water, I think. The coconut water,” Lima said. “I do drink a lot of it, and that’s something that’s really amazing for the skin. If you have a tough day and want to treat yourself, you can soak your skin with cotton pads and ice-cold coconut water. I prefer natural coconut water. Every time I go to Brazil, I get a chance to try it. Here, I go to Chinatown.”
Earlier this year, Adriana helped launch the Le Petit Prince Library grand opening at a children’s hospital in Curitiba, Brazil, where the model read books to the young patients. The hospital also revealed its new recreation areas, made possible by the proceeds from a November 2014 auction of an IWC platinum watch. Lima, who is the brand ambassador for watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen, expressed her approval of the new facilities.
“I took a tour through the hospital’s various departments and visited lots of the children,” she said. “The medical care is first-class, but these children have to put up with a lot. They just want a bit of normality, a change from hospital life, and a place where they can meet up with each other or their families and friends. I’m delighted that our library has given them a space that meets those needs.”
You can watch Adriana Lima strut her sexy on the glitzy runway when the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show takes over your TV on Tuesday, December 8, at 10/9c on CBS.
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