Adriana Lima no longer has any interest in conforming to trends.
As one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, the former Victoria's Secret Angel helps set the style trends by modelling fashion designers' latest creations.
However, in a new interview with People, the Brazilian model admitted that she was over trends and preferred to decide on her own look.
"I think my style has matured just as I have," she explained. "You understand your body and what looks good on you. Before, I used to follow trends and now I like to make my own."
The 38-year-old, who is currently starring in BCBGMAXAZRIA's fall 2019 campaign, was recently spotted sitting front row at Jason Wu's spring 2020 New York Fashion Week presentation. And Lima is glad to see the mix of models has become more inclusive over the years but insists there is still more to be done.
"I am happy that it has become more inclusive of people of different races and sizes, but of course there is still a long way to go," she continued. "My hope is that the industry sends a message of representation. I want any young girl or boy to be able to open up a magazine or website or Instagram, however they view fashion, and feel represented in a beautiful and positive way."
Through her work in fashion, Lima, who has two daughters Valentina and Sienna, hopes that young girls learn to believe in themselves.
"I tell them to be true to yourself and believe in yourself. No matter what, push yourself and never give up," Lima stated. "I have been in this business for over 20 years and it hasn't always been easy, but you have to believe in yourself."
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