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Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge
Lily Aldridge in 2014 (cropped).jpg
Aldridge in February 2014
Lily Maud Aldridge

(1985-11-15) November 15, 1985 (age 33)
Years active2003–present
Caleb Followill (m. 2011)
ChildrenDixie Pearl Followill (2012)
Parent(s)Alan Aldridge
Laura Lyons
Modeling information
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
  • IMG Models (Worldwide)
  • Iconic Management (Berlin)
  • Stockholmsgruppen (Stockholm)[2]

Lily Maud Aldridge (born November 15, 1985) is an American model. She is a Victoria's Secret Angel and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, appearing as a rookie alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal in 2014 for the cover of the issue's 50th anniversary.

Early life

Aldridge was born at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Santa Monica, California,[3] and grew up in a fashion-oriented family. She is the daughter of English artist Alan Aldridge[4] and Playboy Playmate of the month Laura Lyons.[5][6] Her siblings include half-sister Saffron Aldridge, who was the multiyear face of Ralph Lauren in the 1990s; half-brother Miles Aldridge, who is a fashion photographer and was married to model Kristen McMenamy from 1997 to 2013; and sister Ruby Aldridge, who was the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs. Aldridge attended high school in London.


External image
Aldridge's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from 2014

Print work

Aldridge started modelling at the age of 16, for Abercrombie & Fitch.[7] Her advertising campaigns include Rocawear, Arden B., rag & bone, Shiatzy Chen, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox Cosmetics, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, JCrew, Charles David, Levi's, J Brand, Accessorize.[8]

She was also featured in the spring 2011 advertising campaign for clothing company rag & bone,[9][10] and served as a photographer for the very same campaign in the following season.[11]

She was named the face of clothing company XOXO and the skincare company Proactiv in 2014. With Chanel Iman, she was the face of the Born Free Africa campaign for online retailer Shopbop.[12]


At the age of 17, Aldridge appeared on the cover of the August 2003 Spanish Vogue. Aldridge has appeared on the covers of French Glamour, Vogue Mexico, Elle Korea, Elle Brazil, Elle Vietnam, Tatler, 10 magazine, S Moda, Esquire Mexico, Allure Russia and Net-A-Porter's online magazine, The Edit.

She has appeared in editorials for American, French, British, Spanish, German, and Mexican Vogue, American, Australian, and Korean Elle, Harper's Bazaar, LOVE, W, V, Glamour, and Marie Claire.

Aldridge made her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue debut in 2014, as a covermodel alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal for the issue's 50th anniversary.[13]

Velvet Tees

She has been the face of fashion label Velvet Tees since 2004. In 2013, Aldridge released her own clothing line with Velvet Tees called Lily Aldridge for Velvet.[14]

Victoria's Secret

In 2009, Aldridge walked in her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2010 she became a Victoria's Secret Angel and walked her second Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, in which she was given her wings for the first time.[15] She has also walked the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 fashion shows. On November 2, 2015, Victoria's Secret announced that Aldridge would be wearing the Fireworks Fantasy Bra. The bra was made by Mouawad and it has an estimated value of $2 million (€1.8 million). The lingerie show was held on December 8, 2015, in New York.[16]

In January 2011, Aldridge appeared on the cover of the February issue of British GQ with Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, and Candice Swanepoel.[17] In the same month, she appeared in an editorial for V Magazine with fellow angels Heatherton and Swanepoel.[18] In October 2014, Aldridge appeared in British Vogue with fellow Victoria's Secret models Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Lais Ribeiro and Elsa Hosk.[19]

Music videos

Aldridge has appeared in various music videos. In the year 2000, she made a cameo among Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and others on the music video "Break Stuff" of Limp Bizkit.[20] In 2015, Aldridge appeared in the music video for "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift, portraying an assassin called "Frostbyte".[21] Aldridge also appeared in two Kings of Leon videos; "Use Somebody" and "Temple".

Personal life

On September 20, 2010, Us Magazine reported that Aldridge was engaged to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill.[22] They met in 2007 at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.[23] The couple married on May 12, 2011, at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.[24] Aldridge gave birth to their daughter, Dixie Pearl Followill, on June 21, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee.[25] In August 2018, Aldridge announced that they were expecting their second child.[26]


  1. ^ "Aldridge's height".
  2. ^ "Lily Aldridge - Model".
  3. ^ Victoria's Secret Biography Video at 0:23 sec Archived December 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. (November 24, 2010). Retrieved on December 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Alan Aldridge Feted in London". Fairchild Fashion Media. October 14, 2008. Archived from the original on October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Restless Style Interview with Ruby Aldridge". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2011. (October 7, 2008)
  6. ^ Benfer, Amy. (May 31, 2000) Harper's Bazaar interview from 2000. Retrieved on December 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "The Tatler List". Tatler. Archived from the original on February 5, 2016.
  8. ^ FMD profile
  9. ^ Sasha Pivovarova and Lily Aldridge in Rag & Bone Ads Archived February 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. (January 28, 2011). Retrieved on December 6, 2012.
  10. ^ Grimm, Anna. "Rag & Bone Does High Fashion On A Low Budget Archived February 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.". BlackBook Magazine, January 31, 2011.
  11. ^ Rag & Bone DIY F/W 11 (Rag & Bone). Retrieved on December 6, 2012.
  12. ^ Bjorkman, James. "Lily Aldridge, Sports Illustrated Cover Girl". Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  13. ^ Ward, MIchelle. "Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen & Nina Agdal Grace Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue!". Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  14. ^ "About Us". Velvet by Graham & Spencer. Velvet by Graham & Spencer. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  15. ^ Fitzpatrick, Tommye (December 7, 2011). "This Week's Model: Lily Aldridge". W. Archived from the original on April 4, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2011.
  16. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  17. ^ The Victoria's Secret Girls Steam Up British GQ Archived January 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ Meet The New Angels Archived January 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. (January 7, 2011). Retrieved on December 6, 2012.
  19. ^ Milligan, Lauren. "WATCH: Angels In Action".
  20. ^ Benfer, Amy. "Prada family values". Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  21. ^ "Meet the A-List Cast Starring in Taylor Swift's New Music Video". Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  22. ^ The engagement in Us Magazine". Us Magazine, (September 20, 2010). Retrieved on December 6, 2012.
  23. ^ UK Vogue Couple Feature. (July 28, 2011). Retrieved on December 6, 2012.
  24. ^ Laudadio, Marisa. (May 13, 2011) Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge Wed. Retrieved on December 6, 2012.
  25. ^ Johnson, Zach. (June 22, 2012) She is close friends with Candice Swanepoel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Behati Prinsloo, Doutzen Kroes and Martha Hunt Lily Aldridge, Caleb Followill Welcome Baby Girl. Retrieved on December 6, 2012.
  26. ^ Pasquini, Maria (August 19, 2018). "'Surprise'! Victoria's Secret Model Lily Aldridge Is Pregnant with Baby No. 2". People. Retrieved August 19, 2018.

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