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Adriana Lima Should Think Twice About Her Retirement Plans

Her career could go on forever.
Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Le Grand Palais on Nov. 30, 2016 in Paris, France.
Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Le Grand Palais on Nov. 30, 2016 in Paris, France.

Supermodel Adriana Lima doesn’t have a specific plan in place to retire from the Victoria’s Secret runway, but she has a certain timeframe in mind.

The 35-year-old VS Angel recently spoke about her eventual departure from the catwalk in an interview with Ocean Drive magazine.

“My goal is to do the fashion show till I’m 40, at least,” Lima said. “Or [as long as] gravity is on my side.”

The model, who first appeared on the runway in 1999 and has walked the show 17 times, is forgetting one major thing ― it’s more than possible to have a modeling career well beyond your 40s.

Look at all of women opening the door for models beyond 40:

1. 63-year-old Christie Brinkley working a bikini.

The gorgeous model posed alongside her daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook in the newest issue of Sport Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition.

@christiebrinkley is back in a bikini for #SISwim 2017 (and she's brought two very special guests!).

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2. 72-year-old Jan de Villeneuve owning the runway.

De Villeneuve, who first began modeling in the ‘60s, recently walked for Simone Rocha and Osman at London Fashion Week.

Stunning! 
Stunning! 

3. 60-year-old Yazemeenah Rossi landing a major swimsuit campaign.

Last year, Rossi posed for a beautiful swimsuit collaboration between The Dreslyn and lingerie house Land of Women.

So beautiful. 
So beautiful. 

4. 56-year-old Nicola Griffin’s golden Swimsuits for All ad.

Griffin was a golden goddess in this Swimsuits for All ad in 2016’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

All of this, please. 
All of this, please. 
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