Adriana Lima attended a talk by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the World Happiness Summit in Miami on Friday, and afterward, she shared her thoughts about the experience on Instagram. She posted a photo of Shankar with the caption, “I want people to look at me beyond my face/body.”
Lima has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel for 17 years, so her face and body are the main reason she’s a celebrity, but we occasionally get peeks at the woman beneath that gorgeous exterior. When she’s not modeling, she likes to box, and she credits boxing for building her self-esteem.
According to Forbes, Lima was the second-highest-paid model in the world in 2016, and she shares her success with people who are less fortunate. She supports the St. Luke Foundation in Haiti and helps orphans in her hometown of Salvador, Brazil. In February, she told Ocean Drive magazine that if she weren’t a model, she’d be a pediatrician, “I love children. Spending time with them makes me happy.”
She grew up Roman Catholic, and revealed in the same interview that she’s still very spiritual. “If you’re connected with the divine and always have pure intentions with everything you’re doing, you’re protected by the angels.”
Lima is also a talented selfie-taker, as the following Instagram photos prove. (Yes, they also show off her beauty, but that’s just an added bonus.)