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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, and grew up in a fashion-oriented family. She is the daughter of English artist Alan Aldridge and Playboy Playmate of the month Laura Lyons. 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.

Most of Aldridge’s high school years were spent at Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks, CA

Career

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Aldridge’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from 2014

Print work

Aldridge started modelling at the age of 16, for Abercrombie & Fitch. 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.

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

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.

Magazines

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.

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.

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. 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.

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

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