Adriana Lima’s Weight Gain – What Happened To The Famous Supermodel

Adriana Lima weight gain

It is now June 2023, and things are not looking great for Brazilian model Adriana Lima. Now in her 40s, with a third baby, she is not looking like the Victoria’s Secret Angel she was back in the day. Since giving birth to her third baby, Adriana Lima weight gain rumors began spreading around.

Yes, it is normal for women to gain weight during their pregnancy. But Adriana is famous for her amazing body, and with the first two children, she was able to get back to normal quickly.

That hasn’t been the case with her third child. How much do we know about her weight gain story? Let’s take a look.

Get To Know Adriana

Born in June 1982 in Salvador, Brazil, she is the child of Nelson Torres and Maria das Gracas Lima. Her father was a carpenter, while her mother was a social worker. There are reports that her middle name is Francesca. Yet, the famous model says her name is only Adriana Lima, not Adriana Francesca Lima.

Raised in the Castelo Branco neighborhood of Salvador, she wanted to pursue a career as a pediatrician before opting for modeling. She is of Portuguese, Brazilian, Africana, Japanese, Swiss, and West Indian descent. As a result, she speaks native Portuguese, English, Italian, and Spanish.

Considered one of the most beautiful models of all time, she gained popularity by posing for Victoria’s Secret. From 1999 to 2018, she worked for the famous lingerie company, making her one of the longest-running models for the fashion brand.

She was one of the Angels of Victoria’s Secret, alongside Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton, Candice Swanepoel, and more.

Besides Victoria’s Secret, Lima has also worked with Desigual, Puma, Maybelline, Kia Motors, and more. Fun fact: She has also appeared on the big screen, in the television series How I Met Your Mother, and in the movie Ocean’s 8.

The Brazilian model began her career at the age of 15 when she won Ford’s Supermodel of Brazil competition and finished second in Ford Supermodel of the Year World the next year. Then, she signed with Elite Model Management in New York City.

She has been the world’s second highest-paid model since 2014, earning between $8 and $10 million per year.

Regarding her personal life, she had a quite public and media-covered relationship and marriage with Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric. They got married on Valentine’s Day in 2009 and remained together for five years. They eventually finalized their divorce in March 2016. The famous model had two children with the former NBA player.

There are reports she applied for Serbian citizenship, but it was never granted to her. Lima and Jaric have two children together, their daughters Valentina Jaric and Sienna Jaric.

In 2021, supermodel Adriana Lima began dating film producer Andre Lemmers, and in February 2022, she announced her third pregnancy. Keeping it to the social media trend, she announced her pregnancy on TikTok, sharing a video of her ultrasound and writing “Baby is coming fall 2022”. And in August 2022, she gave birth to her son Cyan Lima Lemmers.

Explaining the name choice, she wrote, “Cyan is the color between green and blue on the visible spectrum of light. Cyan is the color of the waters of Bora Bora and Maldives, places in our family’s bucket list. Cyan now is our favorite color, the color of our baby boy’s eyes”.

After giving birth to her baby boy, Adriana Lima became the subject of body shaming and fat shaming.

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How Much Weight Did She Gain?

As we said before, Adriana Lima has given birth to three children so far. She had her daughters early in the 2010s. At the time, she was in her 30s. But she gave birth to her son in her early 40s. And it was not easy to get back to shape as it was before.

Truth be told, at the time she gave birth to her daughters, Adriana was working for Victoria’s Secret, and keeping a smoking hot body was a requirement.

Speaking about her third pregnancy, she said, “I was really worried, I did gain a lot of weight. Let’s say more than 25 pounds”.

It was clear by looking at pictures of the famous model that she gained weight. Her physical look has changed.

But it proves that we are all human. Even models can become overweight if they do not pay attention.

Did She Get Any Face Fillers?

The biggest tell of Adriana Lima’s weight gain was her face. People thought the Brazilian supermodel ruined her face with fillers.

But that was not the case. It is obvious her face looks different because of all the pounds she has put on. After giving birth to her son Cyan Lima Lemmers, she became a different person.

Her pregnant tummy was a big tell of weight gain during her pregnancy. Yet, even after delivering the baby, the famous model remained at a higher weight.

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Not Losing Weight After Childbirth

Lima is one of the most famous and beautiful faces in the fashion world. Before her third pregnancy, she never looked like a regular woman.

And that is not an insult to women all around the world. Supermodels are just built differently. Lima showed her amazing body in every red carpet event, fashion show, and even while walking around the city.

Fans began talking about Adriana Lima’s weight gain at the FIFA Awards in February 2023. Many athletes come there with their partners, better halves, and spouses. And Adriana attracted quite a lot of attention.

The attractive Brazilian model appeared in a long black dress with a corset and bare shoulders. Her partner, Andre Lemmers accompanied Lima. And while the dress emphasized her curves, it was obvious she retained the weight gain after her childbirth.

She still looks beautiful and seductive, but this is not the same Brazilian model people fell in love with in the 2000s and 2010s.

Adriana is a global ambassador for FIFA fans and she will be involved in several other global initiatives. Her role is to develop and promote football in the world.

Gianni Infantino, the head of FIFA, had this to say about the famous model, “When you meet Adriana, you will immediately feel her kindness and passionate love for football. She lives and breathes football and can therefore be the link between FIFA and the fans around the world”.

Silencing The Critics

Following her third childbirth, Adriana Lima received insults on social media for months. She was a victim of body shaming and fat shaming. Yes, she did gain weight during her third pregnancy. In the beginning, people were bothered by her wearing clothes that reveal her pregnant belly.

And once she gave birth, the barrage of criticism continued. Why? Because she had not regained her pre-pregnancy weight.

It is obvious fans expect too much from supermodels and set a high bar and standard. Adriana’s physical appearance became a hot topic on social media, including TikTok and Instagram.

But she eventually, responded. Adriana said, “Highlighting your motherly sensuality and embracing your transitioning look”. She captioned a photo in which she looks sensual in a gold dress.

And the model simply wrote, “And just like that, she’s back”.

You can speculate the model announced her return to the world of modeling. Or, she just wanted to respond to the inappropriate comments on her body image.

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