Supermodel Adriana Lima said she is at a stage in her career where she is “representing more mature women” at 35 years old.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel, who was recently named the second highest earning model in the world by Forbes (she made $10.5m in 2015), has been at the top of her game for nearly two decades.
And while she has no plans to hang up her wings just yet, having just finsihed a successful run during Fashion Month, walking for Marc Jacobs, Versace, Bottega Veneta, she also boasts a long-lasting and lucrative contacts with Maybelline.
But the mother-of-two is ready for a shift in her personal brand.
“Now I’m at a time in my life where I’m representing more mature women. And I think women age so beautifully, and that’s why I plan on modeling for as long as I can, because I want to show them—the world, the business—that mature woman can be a model and be beautiful,” she told Into The Gloss.
“There is so much more opportunity overall and people are more open to different types of women and beauty,” she added to Vanity Fair.
She is also the longest running VS Angel having first walked for the brand in 2000 when she was 19. Fellow Angels Doutzen Kroes, Gisele Bundchen and Alessandra Ambrosio, who joined in the same period, have retired from their work with the lingerie company.