Lunch with Adriana Lima

Five things we learned…

‘When [Victoria’s Secret] said they were bringing an angel to London, I really, really hoped it would be me,’ said Adriana Lima – aka the smiliest, most un-dislikeable model imaginable. ‘I love London.’

Indeed, the longest-serving angel had whizzed from a photocall at the label’s New Bond Street flagship yesterday morning to Tower Bridge to squeeze in a spot of sigheseeing before lunch with the fashion pack at The Connaught. Dressed head-to-ankle in VS – yep, they do clothes too, you know – she held court over her seabass entrée.

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Extolling all things Angel, she explained that what happens on the world’s most glamorous catwalk isn’t a performance. ‘It’s not a character – it’s the girls showing their personalities,’ she explained. ‘Even Beyoncé, when she’s Sacha Fierce, that’s not fake – it’s a part of her personality. It’s the same thing.’

Here are five more things we learned during our audience La Lima – aka the ‘grandma’ of the angel bunch:

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- When she does fan meet-and greets, many VS fans come wearing wings (even the boys);

- She really, really loves push-up bras – and she’ll always go for red, white or black;

- She spent six months living on London’s Kings Road when she was younger;

- Her four-year-old daughter loves Christmas, but is afraid of Santa;

- She has never had a mince pie. But she’s game to try one.

Simply super.

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