If you clicked on the link to GQ Magazine
in my previous post, you may have noticed the cover photo of one Adriana Lima. How could you miss it?
Miss Lima hails from Brazil - the most Catholic nation in the world. In addition to modeling women's underbritches for Victoria's Secret, and to having dated both singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Miss Lima also publicly proclaims her virginity. From the GQ feature article on her
She shows up precisely on time — for breakfast. At ten o’clock on a Saturday morning. In Midtown Manhattan. (This alone tells us she is not your average supermodel.) But wait. Adriana Lima, the Brazilian beauty, the ninety-seventh highest-paid famous person in the world according to Forbes, the reason our nephews spank away to Victoria’s Secret catalogs, has plenty of surprises. (Unfortunately, no surprises about her famous ex-boyfriends: We are told ahead of time that any questions about Lenny Kravitz, the model-collecting rocker with whom she was allegedly involved, are “off-limits.” Ditto for Derek Jeter.) But did we mention she’s a virgin? Hey, that’s her story — and she’s stickin’ to it.
Here's hoping she sticks to her guns and provides her future husband with a mighty fine gift on their wedding night.
And then there's this from her GQ interview
I take it you’re religious?
Yes! I am Catholic. [she pulls out the cardboard scapular hanging around her neck, under her big gray sweater]
Wow. A scapular. Do you go to church?
Of course! Every Sunday.
Is there anything in the teachings of the Catholic Church that you don’t agree with?
Are you pro-life?
What do you mean, pro-life?
How do you feel about abortion?
I think it’s a crime.
Are you a one-guy woman?
Of course! I’m a Catholic.
Look, I’m Catholic, too, but there’s a lot of things about the church that make it hard to date within its rules, don’t you think?
Birth control, premarital sex…
Well, you know, sex is just for after marriage.
Sex is for after marriage.
Are you saying you’re not going to have sex before marriage?
You mean you’ve never had sex?
That’s why I have to say.
You sure about this?
AWESOME CHICK!!! Tons of inner beauty to match her outer beauty. If I weren't already happily married to Mrs. Anderson, I'd be head-over-heels in love with Miss Adriana Lima. She's going to make someone a very lucky man.NOTE: Miss Lima apparently isn't too concerned about some of the immodest and quite provocative poses in which she allows herself to be photographed.UPDATE:
FYI. I just showed this post to Mrs. Anderson. Sarah sees nothing wrong with it and says lighten up. She notes that Miss Lima is from Brazil, where showing skin is part of the culture.UPDATE #2 (25 March 2006):
In hindsight, I should have posted this photo of Miss Lima, rather than the more "revealing" one from the GQ
(Hat tip: Catholic Caveman
Of course, someone would have objected to this one, as well
Labels: Humor, Miss Lima