Model Adriana Lima may be best known for her nearly-nude looks on the Victoria’s Secret runway, but the mother of two was steadfast in her decision to remain a virgin until marriage, a choice she opened up about to The Huffington Post in a new interview.

Interviewer Marc Lamont Hill asked the Brazilian-born beauty about her choice, to which she sheepishly responded, “Oh my God, we’re going there?”

“Do you talk like that with girls?” she laughed. “Like, ‘you are a V-word?’”

Although she’s talked about her decision in the past, saying: “[Men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me,” she became charmingly ruffled by the presence of the question again, telling the reporter, “You make me blush. I'm shy. I'm shaking now."

Adriana, who married Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric in 2009, finally relented, revealing, “Well, you know, you have to stick up for your beliefs… just follow your own values.”

While her interviewer suggested that many men likely courted her before she decided to marry her husband, she said that it wasn’t challenging to choose to spend her life with him.

“He’s smart and he makes me laugh. He’s very funny and he’s very athletic. It takes time for you to know,” she revealed.

Source: The Huffington Post