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Adriana Lima Rules the Runway


In W’s September 2015 issue, Adriana Lima hit the streets of Havana, Cuba, with Joan Smalls—but she’s been walking down the runway for years. Here, a look back at the Victoria’s Secret angel’s best catwalk moments.

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Lima started modeling in the late ‘90s and was one of the highest paid models by 2006. Working a sheer green top and baggy denim trousers during Sao Paolo Fashion Week Spring 2006, she proved exactly why.

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Part of Lima’s appeal is her ability to pull off almost any look. Here, she takes on “ladylike” on the Luca Luca runway…

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“Smoldering” for Jason Wu Fall 2014…

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And, basically, “badass” for Givenchy Spring 2015.

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Karlie Kloss has “The Panther,” Zoolander has “Blue Steel,” and Lima? The charming “Kiss and Wave.” (As seen at Desigual.)

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The Victoria’s Secret veteran is also known to “Point and Stare” occasionally.

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Lima (among others) famously went makeup-free for Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2015 show.

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And glowed at Balmain Fall 2015.

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There’s that “Point and Stare” again (at amfAR’s 2015 charity event).

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But at the end of the day, rocking a pair of wings for Victoria’s Secret—as she has since 1999—is Lima’s true calling.

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