Both sent in pictures, and the contest sponsor soon asked Lima to come out for the competition.
Soon after, at the age of 15, she entered and finished in first place in Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" model search.
She appeared only in shoes, diamonds and gloves for the November 2007 issue of Vanity Fair celebrating 20 years of supermodels with her fellow Angels.
In February 2008, Lima was featured on the cover of Esquire, re-creating the classic 1966 Angie Dickinson cover on Esquire's 75th anniversary.
"I simply can't wait for these next four birthdays of yours to pass, I'm counting down each one," he wrote back.
Muyi and Miki have been acquainted for some time, as Muyi became Miki's music coach when she was 8.
Store officials at Mavi say the clothing Lima wore in the ad campaigns was met with so much demand that they ran out of stock.
Due to her success rate with the company, the European and Russian branch of Mavi decided to make her the global face of the brand.