If you happen to be a fan of Victoria’s Secret Angels, then Lily Aldridge must have caught your attention.
Lily is an American model who got famous for her VS shows and her appearance in Sports Illustrated, where she stood shoulder to shoulder with Nina Agdal and Chrissy Teign. What is more, Lily was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated for their 50th anniversary, which was a major success for a young model.
Lily Aldridge is happily married to Caleb Followill, who is Kings of Leon frontman.
They tied the knots in 2011 and got a beautiful daughter named Dixie Pearl Followill in 2012.
Lily Maud Aldridge, one of the most successful American models, was born at Saint John’s Hospital on November 5, 1985, in California. She was born and raised in Santa Monica, California.
Lily comes from a reputable and relatively famous family, and some of her closest relatives work in the world of fashion, which explains why she had been interested in fashion from her young age.
Alan Aldridge is Lily’s father and is an English artist, and Lily got the sense for beauty from him.
On the other hand, as girls always look up to their mothers, Lily truly had a figure to look up to.
Her mother, Laura Lyons, was always beautiful, as well in her young age, as well now. She has English, Italian, and Irish roots.
Laura had a short modeling career when she was in her twenties and was Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the month.
Lily has a half-sister, Saffron Aldridge, who also stepped out into the world of fashion and fame, and was hired as Ralph Lauren’s multiyear face in the 1990s.
She also has a half-brother, Miles, who is a fashion photographer.
Lily’s sister Ruby Aldridge is just as beautiful as her sister, which brought her an engagement for Marc Jacobs.
All this created a perfect background and was a wind to Lily’s wings to a modeling career.
Lily developed an eye for fashion and was always slim.
As she stood out from many girls since her teenage days, Abercrombie and Fitch hired her as a model when she was only 16. Since 2002, Lily Aldridge began her successful career.
The next year, in 2003, Spanish Vogue wanted her to be their cover girl for August, and Lily eagerly accepted.
Just as it goes in the world of modeling, this all was just enough for Lily to be noticed and hired for magazines, such as Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle Girl, and Glamour.
When it comes to big brands, Lily worked for some serious names, such as Bobbi Brown, Rocawear Arden, Levi’s, Accessorize, Smashbox Cosmetics, and many more.
First time Lily Aldridge appeared on the TV screen was a fashion show from 2007 – Ready to Wear – Autumn/ Winter 2007.
Lily advertised a couple of collections by Yigal Azrouel, Hawk Jovovich, and Josh Goot. Yet, all this is incomparable to the year 2009.
Are you already guessing what happened then?
In 2009, Lily Aldridge walked her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
She was 24 then and had a lot of energy and motivation to prove herself on the runway.
In 2010, Lily became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, which took her right to her second show for Victoria Secret.
Her accomplishments came in a row, as Lily walked for 2011 and 2012 shows as well.
Being Victoria’s Secret model carries a lot of responsibilities within, and the most important one is to look at your best at any time.
In order to maintain her amazing figure, Lily started working with Justin Gelband, who is a personal trainer of all Victoria Secret models.
The first time she went to his gym, Justin made a program for Lily, and she is still sticking to it.
She does her exercises four to five times a week, and each session lasts for about 75 minutes.
Lily and Justin are flexible when it comes to sessions, as she is busy and has numerous photo shoots, walks, or other assignments.
Her favorite type of exercises are the ones who work on her butt and arms best, such as pilates, sliders, and boxing.
The proof she got noticed by many is that Lily and Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, and Lindsay Ellington were on the cover of GQ’s, which is a dream of many celebrities nowadays.
February was a successful month for Lily not only because of her appearance on GQ’s cover, but because she appeared in an editorial for V Magazine too.
Many clothing companies (Rag & bone in 2011, for example) featured Lily in their advertising campaigns.
Some of the most popular talent agencies Lily worked for are Fashion Model Management from Milan, Iconic Management, and IMG Models from New York.
As we already mentioned Lily has got that gene for photography and modeling, she decided to give a try to working as a photographer.
Rag & bone gave her this chance, and Lily was their 2012 season photographer. What goes next is less or more expected, as Lily Aldridge launched her own clothing line in 2013 in a collaboration with Velvet Tees. This collection titled Lily Aldridge for Velvet draw the attention of the audience, and numerous Lily’s fans bought at least one item from the collection.
Lily was walking 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and got highly noticed because of a diamond and gold bra she worn.
This bra named “Fireworks” was estimated to $2 million, which is a clear proof of how valuable her appearance was for the whole collection and for the show as well. Speaking of Lily’s net worth, it goes up to $6 million.
The fact she is so attractive, slim, and beautiful made her highly-appreciated among her partners and manages, while her dedication to her job comes as a cherry to the top.
Her Instagram account counts more than 5 million followers, while her fans made a unique website where you can find many interesting facts about Lily. Lily indeed is one of the sexiest models in the world.
She participated in numerous programs and was very professional about offers she got.
She even did a topless photo shooting, and you can find these pictures online.
What is more, moving further from semi-nude, there are a couple of Lily’s nude photos on the Internet as well.
Men fall for Lily’s charm the second they see her, but only one got her heart – Caleb Followill.
However, she dated other guys before, as Lily was always popular for her look and personality.
She dated Michael Einziger for two years. Seems like Lily has a passion for musicians, as Michael was a musician as well.
Interestingly, he was 2.5 inches shorter than Lily, and 9 years older.
The frontman of Kings of Leon proposed Lily on September 20, 2010. They actually met three years later at the Coachella 2007 Festival.
The couple didn’t want to rush things, but it was obvious they were made for each other.
Lily and Caleb promised eternity to each other on May 12, 2011, at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito.
Next year, in 2011, Lily gave birth to a baby girl, Dixie Pearl Followill.
Lily enjoys spending time with her family, but also makes time for seeing her friends and relatives. Surprisingly, Lily has the talent for playing soccer.
When it comes to other hobbies, this hot American model loves attending rock concerts, going to museums, traveling.
The fact she loves rock concerts makes it easy to see through Lily’s edgy side, which is very obvious in her professional photos as well.
Lily loves Australia so much, and Sydney is her dream city.
Now that we mentioned her exercise routine in the previous paragraph, you may be asking what type of diet Lily is following.
The secret is in “Blood Type Diet”, which proved to be very successful among people of all age.
When she is on her cheat day, Lily likes to have a good steak, while she is usually eating seafood, stone crab, eggs and avocado, as these dishes are included in her diet.
It is clear even Lily’s guilty pleasure is not that high in calories we would expect.
You would be surprised to know she cooks her own food and rather stays home than going to a restaurant. Yet, there is something more to her lifestyle. We mentioned above Lily likes playing football.
Did you know there is a female version of football combined with ballet?
Ballet Beautiful combines these two, and Lily is a big fan of it.
That is one more reason why she has such a lean body.
Once she stopped walking for Victoria Secret, she established a connection with Mary Helen Bowers, who is a Ballet Beautiful creator.
According to her claims, Lily’s body drastically changed since she is practicing this type of exercises.
Lily’s favorite designer is Stella McCartney.
Full Name: Lily Maud Aldridge
Date of Birth: November 5, 1985
Height: 1.74 m
Net Worth: $6 million