Adriana Lima Is 'The Grandma' Of Victoria's Secret Angels, Making Her The Hottest Grandma Ever

12/13/2013 11:53 am ET
  • Ellie Krupnick Senior Editor of Viral Content and Strategy, The Huffington Post

She might not look like one, but Adriana Lima thinks of herself as a grandmother.

Speaking to Vogue UK about her career as a Victoria's Secret Angel, the Brazilian model laughed, "I'm definitely the grandma." Lima, along with fellow Brazilian Alessandra Ambrosio, has walked in 13 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows, the most for any model.

"I first walked in the show in 2000, but I was working with the brand even before that actually. My first show, Stephanie Seymour and Karen Mulder were in it, too -- and it is amazing to have done the show for so long," she told Vogue UK.

It's also seriously impressive, given what kind of preparation and stamina walking the show takes. This year's televised event featured a segment devoted to Lima's workout routine, which she also broke down in a recent video for Self. (It's intimidating, to say the least.) She's also the Angel, you'll recall, who admitted to a strict pre-show liquid diet that includes a gallon of water a day and protein shakes with powdered egg.

Lima is so committed to the show, in fact, that she walked the runway just eight weeks after giving birth to her second child last year. This woman doesn't mess around -- and she's certainly the toughest grandma we know.

Read more from Lima's chat at and behold Lima in her thirteenth show in the photos below.

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Adriana Lima's Style Evolution

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