Fernanda Lima

Fernanda Cama Pereira Lima (Portuguese pronunciation: [feɾˈnɐ̃dɐ ˈkɐ̃mɐ peˈɾejɾɐ ˈɫĩmɐ], born June 25, 1977) is a Brazilian actress, model and television host. In spite of a short career in film and telenovelas, she has established herself in popular culture, as a host to a variety of shows on MTV Brasil, Rede TV!, and Globo TV. In 2014, she has been contracted by FIFA to be the muse of the World Cup and of the Ballon d'Or.

Fernanda Lima
Fernanda Lima in 2012.jpg
Lima in 2012
Fernanda Cama Pereira Lima

(1977-06-25) June 25, 1977 (age 43)
OccupationActress, model, television host
Spouse(s)Rodrigo Hilbert
RelativesRodrigo and Rafael (brothers)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
WebsiteOfficial website


Fernanda Lima was born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. She is of Portuguese and Catalan descent.[2][3]

One of three children – she has two brothers, Rodrigo and Rafael – of two professors of physical education, as a child, she showed interest in journalism and the art world, creating choreographies prepared at parties and family gatherings. She also went to the streets with her cousins carrying cameras to do research on voting at election, editing the material recorded at home.[4]



She began her modeling career at the age 14, when she was discovered by a photographer,[5] and she ended up living for five months in Japan, Milan, and Zurich in 1990 as a teenager.[6] When she returned to in Brazil, she moved to São Paulo. As a model, in Brazil and abroad, she has been photographed for dozens of covers and fashion editorials in publications such as L'Officiel, I-D, Nova, Marie Claire, Elle, GQ, and Trip,[4] among others, and advertising campaigns for the Benetton Group in Italy.[7]


Lima in 2007

In 1999 she made her television debut on MTV Brazil, in Mochilão MTV.[8] While making this programme, she went to Hawaii, it was there where she decided to study Communications and she went back to Sao Paulo, where she attended and graduated in Journalism from Centro Universitário das Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas.[4][8] In the same year, she went to work for RedeTV!, debuting in the channel on November presenting two programmes, Interligado, which was aimed at a young audience and conveyed video clips and music and topics of interest to teens, and TV Escolha,[8] a movie session transmitted on Sundays and where viewers chose the films that would be shown.

After nine months in RedeTV!, she was invited to return to her previous channel and, in August 2000, she again presented the Mochilão MTV, Luau MTV, and Fica Comigo,[8] which premiered in October of that year. In February 2005, she was hired by Rede Globo to replace Angélica of Vídeo Game, presenting the programme Vídeo Show, during pregnancy and maternity leave of the titular host.[8] Soon after, she was invited to act in the Bang Bang, set in a plot of city directly reflecting the old west Brazil, where she was the protagonist Diana Bullock. Without any training or experience in drama, she accepted the role, taking lessons martial arts and hiring a speech therapist. Due to being inexperienced for the lead role, her portrayal of the character received several criticisms from the press, who said she was the cause of the low ratings of the telenovela.[7] In spite of the criticisms, she was invited to play role in Pé na Jaca by Carlos Lombardi playing the role of Maria Bo. She got better reviews from the viewers.[7] After this, She got other roles in Fantástico, Daqui para Frente, and Por Toda Minha Vida.[8] In August 2009, she began hosting Amor e Sexo, which is aimed at a young audience and talks about the theme of sex and related topics.[9]

Lima during the draw for the FIFA World Cup 2014

She was contracted by FIFA in July 2010 to present alongside her husband Rodrigo Hilbert during the launching the emblem of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil directly from South Africa. In July 2011, with presenter Tadeu Schmidt, she hosted the draw of the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers.[10] In December 2013, again alongside her husband, she presented the drawing of lots of the World Cup.[11] Her participation in this event was seen live by more than 500 million viewers in 200 countries around the world,[12] Causing her to be called the "goddess" or "muse" of the World Cup by the foreign media.[13][14]

The neckline of the dress worn by Lima during the presentation of the draw was censored in the live broadcast of the event in Iran, one of the qualified countries of the World Cup. The Iranian media was unhappy with the sexualization of the event, with the TV presenter explaining: “To be honest with you, the dress of the lady who presents the show does not meet our broadcasting guidelines at all.” Casey Stoney, the captain of the England women’s team at the time, also thought Lima was the wrong choice for the role. “Giving the job to a model has sent out completely the wrong message,” she said. “Unfortunately I wasn’t surprised. They could have had a woman high up in the game or else a player with proper international standing. This should have been about football.” [15]

At the end of 2013, she was included in a list of 10 Brazilians who stood out in the international news that year, prepared by BBC Brasil.[16] In January 2014, she was the official host of the Ballon d'Or of FIFA for Dutch football player Ruud Gullit.[17] Because of the huge publicity around Lima, she was invited to present an award at the 19th National Television Awards alongside England manager Roy Hodgson.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Lima has a relationship with fellow actor and model Rodrigo Hilbert,[7] whom she met at a luau in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro and with whom she has twin sons João and Francisco.[19] She is a fan of Grêmio Football Porto Alegrense,[20] a business partner in a restaurant in São Paulo, a vegetarian, and a practitioner of yoga.



Year Títle Períod Channel
1999 Interligado 1999–2000 RedeTV!
2000 Mochilão MTV 2000– 2003 MTV Brasil
2000 Fica Comigo 2000–2003 MTV Brasil
2000 Verão MTV 2000–2003 MTV Brasil
2005 Vídeo Show 2005 – 2007 – 2008 Rede Globo
2006 Por Toda Minha Vida 2006–2011 Rede Globo
2007 Fantástico 2007–2009 Rede Globo
2009 Amor e Sexo 2009–present Rede Globo
2014 SuperStar 2014–present Rede Globo


Year Títle Character
2002 Desejos de Mulher Ankita
2005 Bang Bang Ann Diana Bullock Silver
2006 Pé na Jaca Maria Botelho Maria Bô Bulhões Lancelotti
2008 Beleza Pura herself
2013 Sangue Bom herself


Year Títle Character
2003 Stuck on You Susie
2004 Didi quer ser criança Sandrinha (adult)
2004 A Dona da História Maria Helena
2004 Cine Gibi herself
2008 Maria Ninguém Brigitte Bardot
2009 Flordelis – basta uma palavra para mudar Bianca


  1. ^ "Rodrigo Hilbert e Fernanda Lima se mudam para Los Angeles" (in Portuguese). O Globo. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Les arrels gironines de la musa del Mundial, Fernanda Lima" (in Catalan). Diari de Girona. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Mãe e tia de Fernanda Lima cantam 'Beijinho Doce' no palco do Amor & Sexo" (in Portuguese). gshow.globo.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "DeOndeVim" (in Portuguese). SiteOficial. Archived from the original on 9 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Fernanda Lima" (in Portuguese). Glitz. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Fernanda Lima" (in Portuguese). Revista da Folha. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d "Fernanda Lima" (in Portuguese). Quem. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Fernanda Lima" (in Portuguese). IG Gente. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Amor&Sexo" (in Portuguese). Rede Globo. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  10. ^ Lobo, Felipe. "Acusação de racismo tem muito a ver com modus operandi da Fifa" (in Portuguese). TrivelaUOL. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  11. ^ Terra. "Ao lado do marido, Fernanda Lima arranca suspiros e dribla nervosismo" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Sorteio dos grupos da Copa será visto por 500 milhões de telespectadores" (in Portuguese). OESP. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  13. ^ "Fernanda Lima se robô eu show de sorteo" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Hoy. Retrieved 8 December 2013.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Quién es Fernanda Lima, la diosa que presentó el sorteo del Mundial" (in Portuguese). Clarin. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  15. ^ "The strange history of World Cup draws: dropouts, closed cages and dresses". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Dez brasileiros que foram notícia no mundo em 2013" (in Portuguese). BBC Brasil. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Acompanhe a disputa da Bola de Ouro da Fifa" (in Portuguese). O Globo. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  18. ^ Chamada de glamurosa e bonita, Fernanda Lima apresenta prêmio em Londres (in Portuguese)
  19. ^ "A chegada dos gêmeos" (in Portuguese). IstoÉ Gente. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  20. ^ "Fernanda Lima é musa do Grêmio" (in Portuguese). Portalpower. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.

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