Adriana Lima is the new face of Calzedonia.

Adriana Lima posing for Calzedonia campaign

Adriana Lima posing for Calzedonia campaign

The 34- year-old Brazilian model - who made her debut on the Victoria's Secret runway in 2000 - has been announced as the ambassador for the Italian lingerie brand's Summer 2016 beachwear collection, which will hit stores today (11.04.16).

Mother of two Adriana - who has Valentina, six, and Sienna, three, with her ex-husband and former professional basketball player Marko Jarić - has joined the likes of former Victoria's Secret Angel Gisele Bündchen, Sara Sampario and Cameron Russell as the new face and body of Calzedonia.

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty - who has fronted campaigns for luxury fashion houses such as Balmain, Miu Miu and Prada - hopes to extend her modelling career for a further six years, although she fears her time in the nitty-gritty industry may be running out.

Speaking to Luxury London, she said: "I would like to continue for as long as possible. Not only at Victoria's Secret, but as a model for as long as my body will hold up. Hopefully I can pull up another six years - I'm 34 now - because I want to show the world there is a different beauty in mature women, especially after they have had kids."

However, the brunette beauty has admitted she still has insecurities and regularly has to tell herself she's beautiful.

She said recently: "The best beauty advice I've received is to highlight the things you appreciate about yourself. You shouldn't try to hide what you feel are imperfections with makeup; instead embrace them.

"Even though I am a model, I have days where I have to tell myself that I have to be the best version of myself mentally and it will show physically."