Adriana Lima Quotes

  • I missed out on everything. Sometimes on the street I see teenagers hanging out and going to the movies, going to concerts, and I get so jealous.

  • I like jealous men. I love jealousy. I do.

  • Don't try to be what you're not. If you're nervous, be nervous. If you're shy, be shy. It's cute.

  • If you look around Brazil you see pregnant women everywhere. Here you don't see that as much. There the only thing they do is babies, babies, babies! Especially the poor families.

  • I was in a fashion show and I had on a strapless top. When I got to the end the top was down.

  • I'm not going to fly a million miles with somebody I don't know.

  • I want to be a child doctor. A pediatry... how do you call it, pediatrician? Do I like kids? No, not really.

  • I eat everything I want on Christmas day. I really don't watch what I eat. It's not like you have Christmas every day!

  • I love Victoria's Secret and the brand, and I'm passionate about Victoria's Secret commercials, too.

  • If I am not moving I get bored very easily.

  • Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don't give some value to friendships and it can be depressing.

  • I love my job and I love my children. It's really about figuring out your schedules and getting everything down that you need to do and sticking to your plan.

  • I remember Tyra Banks giving me encouraging advice during my first Victoria's Secret commercial shoot. I was so nervous, and she told me to just relax and be confident - that made me feel very comfortable.

  • I have a great tip - I have a jumping rope in the house, and I just do ten minutes of it whenever I can. You don't need to work out for hours, just ten minutes will do.

  • From my hair to my toes to my nails. Everything's fake. Everything! Even my heart is fake.

  • Modeling is a tough job, your co-workers are your rivals, it really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.

  • When I get older, I don't think I'll like to have wrinkles, or a big jelly belly. I cannot have it.

  • I'm very simple when it comes to gifts, so the best ones that I've received have love as their main intention. I appreciate everything.

  • If one day I have a daughter and my daughter wants to be a model, I would never let her!

  • You don't have to have an attitude if you're famous.

  • Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.

  • I was so embarrassed about mispronouncing words. I just knew how to smile.

  • I've never been to the gym. I do nothing.

  • I like to go to the movies or read.

  • I try to work out as much as I can and, of course, eat healthily. Drinking a lot of water, sweating during your work out is good for you, and of course, chasing after your kids!

  • When I was young, around 5, I was crying in all the pictures of me. I did not like the flash; it scared me!

  • If you're having dinner with friends and they're always on the phone or always texting, it's just impolite. Unless it's something important - like someone is in the hospital or something - don't do it.

  • It's wrong for a guy to have no personality, no heart. Because I don't care about style or money.

  • I love challenges, I love intensity, and I also like to challenge my mind. Believe it or not, boxing is not only about physical force. You use a lot of concentration; it's really mental.

  • If you're nervous, that means you care and you want to give your best.

  • Fashion is about good energy. It's about feelings. That's what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings.

  • Actually, I never really thought I would be a model. I never knew a lot about fashion and magazines, and I never paid attention to it. I was a young girl, though.

  • I like presents that a man has spent time on, doing them himself, like a card or anything that is made by hand and from the heart.

  • I believe love just happens once. You can be mistaken, you can think you are in love, but after a while you discover that you're really not. Real love is different.

  • I love cakes. Chocolate and coconut cakes. I love that combination!

  • Lingerie is one of the most important pieces of your wardrobe. You can have a wardrobe malfunction if you don't choose the right thing to wear underneath!

  • A man needs to be polite, not just to me but to everyone. I watch that. How does he treat the waiter? How does he treat the coat-check girl? How does he treat the driver?

  • I'm a teenager, but I'm independent - I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.

  • I eat a balanced diet. The secret is to watch your portions, but I also work out a lot. Working out a lot isn't necessary, but I am very active, and my body can endure intense workouts.

  • My favorite designer is Christian Lacroix, not just because his clothes are amazing and I love them, but because he's so nice. When I did his fashion show, he was the first one to arrive there and he helped everyone.

  • I love old-fashioned manners, as long as it's not forced. I can tell when it's natural or when someone is just trying to impress me.

  • I just think they're really insecure about themselves sometimes. I know all the girls, but we all work a lot and don't have time to hang out together. They're all really nice; I've never had a problem with any model.

  • Coconut water is just the best for you; it's always something we had in Brazil. Since I was a little girl, I've been drinking it.

  • I would like just one time to be on the cover of Italian Vogue.

  • In Brazil, we don't have Victoria's Secret, and my family are all Victoria's Secret fans, so I usually bring them back some lovely pieces.

  • I used to be very shy. When I first started, I had to go to a casting, and I had to go in a bikini. I thought I was too skinny. But I went in and got the job! And that's how I started.

  • I don't like fights. I don't like aggressive people.

  • I love going to work out now. It gets out aggression and my trainer really shakes it up so I don't get bored.

  • Younger guys are just too jealous.

  • I care about heart.