Biting the hand that fed her: Victoria’s Secret model slams “unfair” pressures put on women

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This Brazilian model has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 1999, almost 20 years. She’s now complaining about the fashion industry being unfair to women?

What took her so long to voice her opinion about the “empty cause?” Guess she was too busy modeling and amassing a $75 million fortune to become a SJW.

FYI: Lima is anti-Trump. She participated in a video campaign aimed at countering Trump’s “Muslim ban.”

From Daily Mail: Lingerie model Adriana Lima has announced that she’s ready to stop showing off her body ‘for empty causes’.

In a lengthy message posted to Instagram on Saturday, the 36-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel called for change, explaining that she’s had enough of the pressure on women to ‘look a certain way’ from society, social media and fashion.

Alongside her long note, the Brazilian-born star hinted that she may be quitting the lingerie brand as she wrote in the caption: ‘I decided to make that change….. I will not take of my clothes anymore for a empty cause’

It’s unclear how the Brazilian model defines ’empty’ causes as she doesn’t go into any more detail about how her decision will affect her career going forward.

Her full caption, written in broken English, read: ‘I had received a call for the possibility of filming a sexy video of me to be posted and shared in social media.  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, 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/socialmedia/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 of my clothes anymore for a empty cause….

Many of Lima’s fans responded to her message with supportive comments, such as one user who wrote: ‘Finally someone thinks its not necessary to just get naked all the time.’

Another fan added: ‘what does mean an empty cause??? I support your decision but are you leaving VS or something??’

Others commented that Lima was ‘admirable’ and inspiring’. 

In her main note, shared as a screenshot, the Desiguall brand ambassador wrote of her frustrations at how women are pressured ‘every day’ to look a certain way.

She concludes it with ‘Let’s f***ing change the world’ before apologizing for ‘crossing boundaries’.

Part of it read: ‘My job puts me in such big pressure to look a certain way, I was thinking, how we woman have to carry so much…. I am tired of the impositions, we ‘as woman’ can’t be continuing living in a world with such superficial values, it’s not fair for us, beyond fair, it’s physically and mentally not healthy what society in imposing to ‘us’ to be, to behave, to look… I want to change it,’

The 5ft 10in beauty has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 1999 and has walked in 18 Victoria’s Secret Fashions Shows. And this year she was named ‘the most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel’. 

Last month she told PEOPLE that she wouldn’t retire from the brand until her 20th VS Fashion Show but was realistic about her age being a factor in her decision. ‘I plan to be at 20. Two more years. Maybe more, I don’t know,’ she said. ‘It’s nature. I’m working out, I’m being healthy, so let’s see how the body is going to turn out. But I enjoy it. So let’s say 20.’

Lima has two children, Valentina and Sienna, with ex husband Marko Jarić.


21 responses to “Biting the hand that fed her: Victoria’s Secret model slams “unfair” pressures put on women

  1. Lima wants to have her cake (20 years modeling; $75 million) and eat it too (virtue signaling). Hypocrite!

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  2. Entirely predictable. Almost every model or actress who made money on her sex appeal has a public “change of heart” around 35-40 years, when she reaches her “best before” date.

    Realizing she’s no longer got it, but unable to admit she’s not desired, she pretends that it’s her choice to surrender her bikini and take up arms against anyone who would admire a [younger] woman.

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    • Jurist . . . . I think your idea of models getting older, and knowing that their “expiration date” is just around the corner, in addition to the fact that each year, beautiful, fresh faces appear on the catwalks. They want to get out of the business, before they are “invited to get out.” Very astute observation.

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      • Thanks, Auntie! As the Bible says (quoting from memory, so may be off by a word or two), “charm is deceitful, beauty is fading, but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised.”

        I find that a joyful Grandma who adores her family is in many ways a more beautiful woman than a young cutie who turns heads and has known nothing but praise.

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  3. She can’t stop her @$$ and thighs from looking like cottage cheese so she’s virtue signalling her fellow libtards as she pimps herself out to rich Middle Easterners.

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  4. I like to think that I am not what we used to call a male chauvinist. However, I must say that I find it strange when women like this talk about how difficult it is to simply BE a woman. To have impositions placed upon them in the workplace, to carry so much. Then I think back upon my own life, at my own work history. How I worked for 35 years in a foundry where something like this happened.

    Yes, I worked with this man, and was friends with him. The article is not totally factual, but close enough. Then I worked in a trailer park, as a maintenance man, and had to clean out trailers after people abandoned them, or passed away in them. It is strange that women like this don’t feel the need to step away from jobs like this, to empower their gender. But men like me have to do jobs like this to support our families.

    When feminists talk about the so called gender pay gap, this is what they are actually talking about. Most women are not willing to do this kind of filthy labor. Many men are not able to do this type of work. Of course, most women are quite capable of doing work that calls for skill sets that require more than just a strong back. And in those types of jobs, not only are women able to compete, but they often excel. For those who rely upon looks to make their way in life, and then complain when their beauty starts to fade, it is hard to feel sorry for them. The old saying, they have their reward applies to them.

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  5. Age, the greatest defiler of women, has caught up to her, tapped her on the shoulder and said, ‘getting a bit flabby there, ain’t cha, sweetie?’

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  6. Lima: “Now that I’ve made $75,000,000 and can comfortably retire, I object to being sexualized by my industry, which put a gun to my head for the last 20 years.”

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  7. All of the comments are wonderful. I particularly like Youghn’s and Noreen’s comments. I find this model and her whining so laughable. You work in a fish bowl, accept the pay for working in a fish bowl, then you gotta do what it takes. If not leave.

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  8. Kevin J Lankford

    She thinks she is feeling the pressure; what about all the ordinary women ( very many being just as desirable) who feel the pressure of trying to meet some of the absurd standards ‘models’ set.

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    • Kevin . . . . You have a very good point there . . . and the ordinary women, who, many times truly are just as desirable . . . . yet, they don’t end up with the $ 75,000,000 bonanza to “ease the anxiety” that the pressure of trying to attain the “absurd standards ‘models’ set.” Actually, I see that many of the models that are seen today, are not particularly good looking . . . perhaps they can be made up in the kooky way we see many models displayed today; but many do not have the natural feminine beauty that is seen amongst non-models. There are many types of beauty, not all beauties are found on the cat walks.

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  9. Adriana a few years ago: “Victoria’s Secret chose me to model its ‘Very Sexy’ line of lingerie! I’ve never been happier, wheeeee!”

    Adriana today: “I’m no longer sexy. Shame on anyone who would take money for showing off her sex appeal!”

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  10. Well, perhaps some good can come of this, after all, it is a fact that fashion and such has been weaponized to promote anorexia, bulemia, image issues etc. (and this happens to men as well as women, and is backed up by the corrupt medical industry who’ve been pushing their BMI garbage) and victoria’s secret stuff is basically just softcore porn, with an aim for minors as well, (they do target minors as well, no?) she may end up doing some actual good by accident by her actions, even if she isn’t sincere (it is something to hope for, anyway).

    Although I’d really prefer to see an end to “victoria’s secret” completely.
    A little joke for folks: What is victoria’s secret?

    She doesn’t wear underwear.

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  11. Turns out this news is a big nothing burger.

    Adriana Lima is NOT quitting Victoria’s Secret, despite recently saying she won’t be taking off her clothes anymore for an “empty cause.” TMZ was told Lima thinks Victoria’s Secret actually empowers women to be confident. The “empty cause” was the video shoot unrelated to the lingerie line.


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