Rarely Seen Photos From The 2000s No One Talks About

By Jack Ripley | April 13, 2023

Adriana Lima in the middle of setting a record for most appearances on the cover of GQ 

The aughts were a decade where everything happened at once. A clash of styles occurred as civilization moved into the new millennium, while many people looked forward to a new era, others drew inspiration from the past.

These rarely seen snapshots from the 2000s show the enthusiasm and excitement that came with greeting a new decade, even if everyone was unsure of what exactly was going to happen. The excitement and sensuality of the decade spills over from each photo, so make sure you have plenty of time to spend on each shot.

If you’re ready to have your concept of the 2000s challenged then start scrolling through these fascinating photos from the first decade of the new millennium.

test article image
source: pinterest

Considered to one of the most beautiful women on the planet, Adriana Lima got her start with Victoria’s Secret in 1999, and throughout the decade she earned the vaulted title as one of the “new supers,” a rare group of young women who rose out of the dregs of the models of the 2000s to take over the world.

Even if you don’t keep up with the world of fashion you’ve seen Lima in one aspect of your life or another. She’s modeled for everyone from Maybelline, H&M, Fendi, and so on and so forth.

By 2008 she set a record for the amount of times a woman has appeared on the cover of GQ and ranked as the world's fourth highest paid supermodel by Forbes Magazine.

Paul Walker and Jessica Alba ‘Into the Blue’, September 2005

test article image
source: mgm

The 2000s were all about bring the X-Treme sensibilities of the ‘90s to the mainstream, that’s how we ended up with the Fast and Furious and xXx franchises, but audiences were inundated with a ton of movies about surfing, skateboarding, and yeah, X-TREME SALVAGING.

Into The Blue stars a bevy of 2000s actors who are trying to make something out of nothing, including Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan, and Josh Brolin, and even if the movie doesn’t totally hold up it’s a lot of fun to watch these actors work with one another.

While speaking about the film shortly after its release, Alba explained that she helped shaped the end of the film with her action chops:

In the original script, at the end of the movie, Paul comes and rescues me. I do nothing for the last quarter of the movie. I told the director and said you know I can do action. I'm the most experienced person here. I mean girls don't really want to see girls get rescued all the time. I came up with all the action scenes at the end and got an action coordinator to cut them together.