PhotosBrazilian Model Aline Lima's Instagram Feed Deserves a Gold Medal
We spend a lot of time on Instagram (no, really—a lot of time), and when we're not living vicariously through our favorite FOMO-inducing accounts, we're checking on some particularly talented users. So when our GQ castings team finds a ’grammer worth shouting out, we think it's our duty to share him or her with you, dear followers.
Today we're excited to chat with Brazilian model Aline Lima whose home country also happens to be the location of this year's Olympic Games. The South American beauty may have grown up on a farm surrounded by nature, but she is no stranger to city life — she loves New York. And because she's a model in high demand, Lima gets to constantly enjoy the best of both worlds — especially if there's a beach nearby. She's a toned athlete who loves a good soccer match, or a night of bowling (models they're just like us after all). Read on to find out more about her adventures in body paint and so much more. Once you've done that, go ahead and give her a follow.
Where are you right now?
I'm in Brazil. It's the Olympics here right now, and I'm so excited to see Brazil soccer game on Saturday. It's a great time to be here, to see my family and friends, but I can't wait to go back to New York to work, I'm in love with the city.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up on a big beautiful farm in the South of Brazil, I lived there until I was 15. For me it was super special, nature and the organic things make all the difference in my life.
If you weren’t a model, what career would you pursue?
Psychologist. I love to support friends and family with their problems, situations, stories (especially romance) and unique things of their life.
What is your mantra? (If you don't have one, make one up. We'll wait.)
Live to inspire! Always try your best, make the most of every moment and opportunity (life goes fast ) Be nice with everyone, no matter who.
What makes you feel sexy?
Working out makes me feel confident and sexy about my body. The vibes and rhythm when I listen to my favorite music makes me feel strong and sexy to walk or dance everywhere I go. I love when I get my makeup and hair done. Being sexy is a part of me — that's what my husband says!
Where have you never been but want to go?
Ooh la la, I have seen Hawaii in many films. I love the beaches, clear water, pina coladas, and the culture of the islands. Hawaii is for sure my dream vacation.
Do you read the comments?
Yes I read my comments, I answer and keep the positives, and delete the negative ones. I also read my friends' and famous peoples' comments that I follow, it’s fun!
What is the craziest thing you’ve done on a shoot?
One time I had to do a makeup presentation, they painted my full body (while I was naked). I couldn’t move at all for 10 hours! Then I had to stand in front of the people like a statue. People were talking about me like I wasn’t there, and they were taking selfies!
But, the craziest thing was kiss someone else that wasn't my husband. I was shaking and felt shame … but being a model is also being an actress.
How do you spend your time off?
I do my best to go to the gym everyday, take care of my beauty. I love taking walks by the river, especially around sunset (I’m a sunset lover). I'll get coffee with friends, go bowling, or watch movies and TV.
What is your most prized possession?
My mom is everything to me, family and friends. My faith in God is also my prized possession when you believe anything can happen. I am blessed to have the opportunities that I have.