"It's all about the eyes," says the 35-year-old Victoria's Secret model

By Sharon Kanter
Updated December 19, 2019 07:02 AM

If you want to nail the signature Adriana Lima look in photos, the Victoria’s Secret model will tell you “it’s all about the eyes.”

“I kind of tilt my head down like this and then I look up like that with the eyes,” the Brazilian model and face of Victoria Secret’s new Intense fragrance collection tells PeopleStyle for our “5 Questions” video series (watch it above!).

“It’s funny because I used to do when I was young,” she explains. “Every time I would be upset and my mom would say, don’t do this or whatever, I would go like this. I never thought that I would use that to be, like, sexy!”

Credit: Courtesy Marc Jacobs

Now 35, Lima adds that she feels sexier than ever. “I love every stage of my life, every age that I’ve been has the moments and I would not change,” she says. “I am happy at being 35 right now and proud to say I feel more beautiful than ever.”

Why? It doesn’t have to do with her new romance with Ryan Seacrest. “You grow and mature and you learn so much about yourself,” she explains.

“You become wiser as a woman knowing you and what you like, what you don’t like,” she adds, “it’s sexy.”

For more of our interview with Lima—including why she loves chocolate cake and sweaty selfies—watch the video above. Tell us: Have you ever tried that chin down, eyes-up look? Let us know in the comments below!