One of the highest honors a model can achieve is to earn her wings as a Victoria's Secret Angel. Since Adriana Lima received the coveted distinction back in 2000, she's walked in an astounding 16 of the lingerie line's celebrated fashion shows.
Along with Maxim cover girl and fellow Brazilian beauty Alessandra Ambrosio, Lima holds the record for having "longest modeling contract in the history of the industry," according to Victoria's Secret creative director Ed Razek. If you caught a glimpse of her at this year's event, it's easy to see why.
The outfits she's worn on the catwalk are often embellished, eye-popping, and at times even outlandish, but always stunning and sexy. So with that, help us celebrate Adriana Lima's longstanding tenure as one of the most gorgeous runway models the world has ever seen.