Tuesday, June 12, is Adriana Lima’s birthday.
The supermodel turns 37 years old today and is one of the longest running Victoria’s Secret angel — she’s been one since 1999. But through her marriage, having two children and being one of the most well known supermodels of all time, Lima admits she hasn’t always felt perfect.
“I can’t say that when I was younger I was totally confident,” she told Byrdie in 2016. “The industry is hard, and when you’re an unknown model, you could either get great jobs or be rejected. Rejection is never easy, but you have to have grit in order to keep going and hold your head high. Becoming an adult and having children has helped me become more confident in who I am as a woman. I’ve become more self-aware and understanding of my strengths on a deeper level, which helps me become more confident on the outside. So my best advice is to forget everything and everyone, and just feel good.”
Lima has plenty of reason to feel confident. Check out some of her most stunning shots below.
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