Victoria’s Secret star hits back after ‘unrecognisable’ red carpet appearance

Victoria’s Secret star hits back after ‘unrecognisable’ red carpet appearance
  • PublishedDecember 6, 2023

‘That can’t be her!’

Victoria’s Secret
 supermodel Adriana Lima has shocked her fans after appearing on the red carpet in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old attended the premiere of Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on Tuesday wearing a dramatic black and red dress.

But it was the change to her facial features that sent the internet into a spin – and had Lima lashing out at the criticism in a later Instagram post.

Lima’s face was utterly wrinkle-free, pulled back and upwards, with dramatically angled eyebrows and bright red lipstick.

On social media, fans were perplexed by the Brazilian bombshell’s look, wondering if she’d had fillers, Botox or plastic surgery.

Adriana Lima on the Victoria’s Secret runway, left, and at the recent Hunger Games premiere in Los Angeles.

“I would have had no idea that that was the same person,” one person wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

“OH NOOOOOO! What did she do to her face?! and WHY?????” exclaimed another.

“She was perfect before.”

“That’s not Adriana Lima, that’s Adriana FILLA,” a third wrote.

“Adriana Lima … Baby, why did you do that?” wondered another fan.

“That can’t be her!”

One X user said their “jaw dropped” when they saw pictures of Lima at the movie premiere.

Others defended the model, saying there was nothing to criticise.

“Imagine criticising Adriana Lima,” one fan wrote.

Adriana Lima at the Hunger Games premiere in Los Angeles.

“A LOT of people judging Adriana Lima for a photo in which she is wearing a lot of makeup, with a few pounds more than she had before (so what???),” added another.

“Adriana Lima just gained a little weight because of her pregnancy and now everyone is being disrespectful towards her appearance,” a third said.

Adriana Lima responds

On Instagram, Lima hit back at the criticism and speculation.

“The face of a tired mom of one teenage girl, two pre-teens, one active boy, a one-year-old learning to walk and three dogs,” she wrote, posting a raw-faced photograph of herself scrubbed free of makeup.

“Thank you for your concern.”

L-R: Adriana Lima in 2017; at the Hunger Games premiere; and responding to criticism on Instagram.

Lima was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1999 until 2018.

She is also an ambassador for other big-name fashion, makeup and sporting brands, including Chopard, Puma and Maybelline.

One of the most highly paid models of her time, Lima was married to professional basketball player Marko Jaric from 2009 to 2016.

They have two daughters together, Valentina and Sienna.

The model is currently in a relationship with film producer Andre Lemmers, with whom she has a young son, Cyan.


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