Despite rumors Victoria’s Secret supermodel Adriana Lima is not leaving. But Say’s, I will not take off my clothes anymore for an empty cause
Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Adriana Lima Announces Surprising Career MoveThe Brazilian model, who has donned the angel wings for Victoria’s Secret since 1999 when she was just 18, posted a lengthy manifesto to her Instagram account, denouncing the lingerie giant as “an empty cause” that was “not physically [or] mentally healthy.”
Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)
Adriana said “I appreciate to get this kind of respect and love from the girls I work with,” she shared. “We work together. We spend a lot of time doing the show so it’s important that we have this kind of connection with each other. It will show later in the work, when we are on the runway or doing commercials together. I really appreciate this from them.”
“I had received a call for the possibility of filming a sexy video of me to be posted and shared in social media,” she wrote on Instagram. “Even though I have done many of this type, something had changed in me, when a friend approached me to share that she was unhappy with her body.”
She added: “Then it made me think…. that everyday in my life, I wake up thinking, how do I look? Was I going to be accepted in my job? And in that moment I realized that majority of woman probably wake up every morning trying to fit in a stereotype that society/social media/fashion etc imposed…. I thought that’s not a way of living and beyond that…. that’s not physically and mentally healthy, so I decided to make that change….. I will not take off my clothes anymore for an empty cause.
But Lima, 36, claims that a comment from a friend about feeling “unhappy with her body” made her examine her own motivations regarding modelling, and the demands the job places on her, and she then decided to turn down a “sexy video” that would have been broadcast over Instagram.
Hopefully Lima, and all top models, will continue taking jobs they find empowering and part of a healthy lifestyle. As she concluded, “💜✨ #Embraceyouself #natureisbeautiful #naturalissexy #LOVEYOU 💜✨”