Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lily Aldridge, Sports Illustrated Cover Girl


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Lily Aldridge.

Lily Maud Aldridge (born November 15, 1985) used to be one of the lesser known Victoria's Secret models, but that doesn't mean she isn't just as gorgeous as the rest.

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Lily at the after-party for the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion in London

Lily has been a Victoria's Secret "Angel" since 2010, walking the runway with the likes of Adriana Lima and all the other top international fashion models.

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Taylor Swift on an April 1, 2016 trip to Disney's California Adventure with pal Lily Aldridge, 30, and the model's daughter, 3-year-old Dixie Followill. Note the stoic bodyguard in the back.

Like many other top Victoria's Secret models, Lily is friends with Taylor Swift. They hang out together - accompanied by Taylor's rather burly bodyguard.

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Thus, Lily is amongst the elite of the elite. Even other Victoria's Secret models are jealous of the Angels, who get prized long-term contracts and are featured in premium advertisements, such as during the Super Bowl.

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She broke through big time when she became a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covergirl, appearing as a rookie alongside Chrissy Tiegen and Nina Agdal for the cover of the issue's 50th anniversary in 2014. That is a rare honor indeed, even if she did have to share the cover.

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You don't get better references than that as a model. Lily's a good-looking girl. I realize I didn't have to say that and it's not exactly news. But she is.


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Lily, a 5-foot-9 stunner, met her husband, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, in 2007 at the Coachella Festival. The couple married on May 12, 2011, at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.

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Aldridge gave birth to their daughter, Dixie Pearl Followill, on June 21, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Nina on the cover of the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Issue.

The birth didn't put Lily out of action for very long. She went on a special diet to get back in shape:
I ate so much salmon for the last two months -- you wouldn't believe it! Literally, I cannot see salmon for like eight months, I ate so much of it. 
This was all to get back in action for the November Victoria's Secret fashion show, at which she stunned as usual.

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With husband Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon.

"I tried to eat really clean foods before the show, and I just had a baby, so I was eating overtime to keep with breast feeding," Aldridge explained. Nearly every day after giving birth, Aldridge said, she "ate really clean foods: all organic fruits and vegetables. I can't wait to eat a burger."

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Doing a little shopping with gal pal Kate Upton.

Always willing to do good deeds, Lily participated in a charitable ad campaign funded by online retailer Shopbop that involved mother-daughter combinations. Shopbop hired famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier to shoot Lily and her daughter Dixie

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Lily and daughter Dixie posing for the Born Free campaign (photo by Patrick Demarchelier).

The mother and daughter wore tunics designed by Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump for non-profit organization Born Free, which has as its goal eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa. Among the other models in the campaign were Sasha Pivovarova, Karolina Kurkova and Chanel Iman.

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Lily Aldridge.

Lily has good genes. She is the daughter of English artist Alan Aldridge and Playboy Playmate of the month Laura Lyons (February 1976). Her half-sister Saffron also was a model, as was her sister Ruby. Obviously, good looks run in the family.

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Lily has about 5 million people following her Instagram page. She keeps it up to date, so it is a good follow if you are a fan. You can also keep up with Lily on her Facebook page.


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Friday, May 30, 2014

Heidi Albertsen, Danish Delight


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Heidi Albertsen.

Heidi Albertsen is a Danish model and tv personality who now lives in Manhattan, New York. Heidi has become one of the top models in the world, so let's take a look at how she got there.

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She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is outspoken about the various health issues that she has faced throughout her life.

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All that aside, though, Heidi Albertsen is a classically beautiful woman who became one of the top models in the world due to her perseverance, strength and good genes.

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Heidi Albertsen with Donald Trump.

Heidi states that she was overweight as a girl, which subjected her to ridicule. Heidi lost the weight and people began to notice her, leading to fame and fortune. Who says that peer pressure doesn't sometimes work!

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Heidi Albertsen won the 1993 Elite Model Look World Final, beating out thousands of other girls, and her career was off and running.

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In addition to Victoria's Secret, Heidi has modelled for La Perla, L'Oréal, Guess, Nicole Miller, Roberto Cavalli, and Vera Wang, and been on the cover of the major fashion magazines.

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Heidi Albertsen is an adventurous and athletic model who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro not once, but twice, for an IMAX documentary.


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Some quotes from Heidi about her health issues:
1. I had a bad habit with eating (in high school). My parents were divorced. I don't know exactly what got me to eat, but I definitely ate my feelings away, I think. And I was fat as a result.
2. I've learned that if you are on a special regimen, and you take care of yourself and if you sometimes you fall off (the diet) you pay the price.
3. I was born with eczema, and when I was younger I didn't know a lot about what food to eat so I was covered with it.
4. I knew something had to change because I just couldn't live with the pain of, you know, being fat and being told I was fat and being made fun of.
5. I entered a modeling competition with Elite Models and I had no idea really about anything in fashion.

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On July 15, 2016, Heidi Albertsen announced that she had become a citizen of the United States. She is a dual citizen with her native Denmark.

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Heidi has attended Hunter College and Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.

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Heidi knows Donald Trump, and this relationship came up during the 2016 US Presidential campaign.

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Heidi Albertsen with Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida in January, 2014.

For instance, Heidi spent New Year's Eve 2015 with Donald and Melania Trump, and posted about it on Instagram. She also has attended charity functions with The Donald. Heidi was appointed to be a Judge for the Donald Trump Miss Universe Pageant in Thailand, and she also works with Eric Trump on his charitable foundation that helps the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Heidi also is a UN Goodwill Ambassador.


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Heidi Albertsen tweeted about Donald Trump on 18 June 2016.

Heidi Albertsen's twitter account has over 100,000 followers.




2017

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sigrid Agren, French Stunner


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Sigrid Agren.

Sigrid Agren is top fashion model of French-Swedish descent. She is one of today's top high fashion models, so let's learn a little bit about her.

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Sigrid was born on Martinique in the Caribbean, which is part of France. So, Sigrid is as French as President Macron.

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Sigrid became famous as a model early on, capturing the fashion world's attention at the Elite Model Look in 2006. She was only 15. Even for a model, gaining renown at such a young age is unusual.

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Sigrid has modelled for all the top names: Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Rodarte, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Armani. She is a cover girl and has been featured in Vogue Paris, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and man other top fashion magazines.

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In 2009, Sigrid became the face of Stella McCartney, replacing Kate Moss. She is considered one of the top models right now, and is ranked as of this writing at No. 10 on the Top 50 models-Women list. She is walking in the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

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Sigrid Agren - for Chanel Jewelry S/S 13

Sigrid has a talent for different looks. She can look ultra-sophisticated, but also very normal and down-to-earth. She is a very beautiful girl with a wholesome appeal. Her face is strikingly beautiful, with not a pore out of place. Many people comment on her eyes, which some say are the most enchanting and expressive in the business. Sigrid, to her credit, has a casual European attitude about her body and has no problem posing nude.

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On a personal side, Sigrid studied ballet for 11 years and still loves it.

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Sigrid has blonde hair and light brown eyes.


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Sigrid has enrolled at Columbia University’s School of General Studies and has become a photographer herself. She also publishes a blog, Exploring Other Ways. She has not left the world of fashion behind, but is simply expanding her own possibilities.


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What I love about fashion is that there is no right or wrong, but lots of different ways to create and express yourself—in my opinion that is the beauty of this industry.


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When I travel, I look at other cultures without judgment, without asking myself if it is right or wrong. I realize that they are just different ways of seeing and experiencing life, none being more legitimate than another.


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Nina Agdal, Danish Delight


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Nina Agdal.

Nina Agdal is a Danish (Hillerød, Denmark) fashion model who is one of the most recognizable faces in the world.

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Nina Agdal, a 50th Anniversary Sports Illustrated cover girl.

Nina Agdal was "Rookie of the Year" for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue in 2012.

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But, that was just the start for Nina Agdal.

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Many prestigious covers have followed since that famous Sports Illustrated cover, but it is the one that many will remember Nina for.

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Some of Nina's covers:

2017:
March - Health, Maxim

2015:
January - Cosmopolitan Mexico

2014:
July - Grazia France
February - Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

2013:
June - DTLux
April - Esquire Mexico


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Nina was one of the three models on the cover of the 2014 50th Anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, posing in Hayman Island, Australia. What an honor!


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The other two cover girls with Nina were Chrissy Tiegen and Lily Aldridge. Nina returned in the 2016 and 2017 editions, too.


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Nina has modelled for all sorts of sexy outfits, including Frederick's of Hollywood, Macy's and, of course, Victoria's Secret.


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Nina got a lot of attention for appearing in a 2013 Super Bowl ad for Carl's Jr./Hardee's. She poses most frequently in lingerie and swimsuits, as she has a flawless body, so she sure can't each much of that stuff. Though a little sip every now and then can't hurt, especially when you work out like a supermodel.


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With an audience of half a million on Instagram, Nina Agdal knows how to build an audience. She also is on Twitter and Facebook.

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Nina Agdal for Levi's Jeans.

Nina works out and maintains a toned physique. She once tweeted, "#progress skinny doesnt mean weak (sic)," so you know she means business when she is in the gym. However, in a 2017 Health Magazine profile she said she has changed from workout "benders," where she would work out repeatedly throughout the day, to Y7 yoga or SoulCycle. Of course, anyone who does that sort of exercise knows you can work up a good sweat doing that, too. It's all in how you do it.

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Nina is an adventurous girl. A leaked nude photo of Nina appeared on the Internet in April 2014. Unfortunately for her fans, it was quite grainy. However, she reveals so much in her professional shoots that it probably wouldn't have added much to what we already know she looks like anyway - but then, almost all of the top models do that. But, you know, it was ... scandalous!


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Nina also has started acting, appearing in "Don Jon" in 2013 and "Entourage" in 2015. Of course, she has a ton of credits for her own chat show appearances and the like, appearing on shows like "Entertainment Tonight" and "Extra" when she gets another plum cover and the like.

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Nina Agdal even appeared on the Charlie Rose show once. But that's not acting... or at least it isn't supposed to be... though it really is... but that's a whole other discussion.


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Anyway, acting currently is not where it's at for Nina. Nina said on the Dan Patrick Show "I guess acting is not the right thing for me right now."


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As an example, she noted that her "Entourage" performance hadn't led to more appearances, and had no idea what she "did wrong." Her many fans who loved her appearance at the beginning of the episode probably were wondering the same thing.

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Nina also has said:
I'd rather be, like, naked in front of a hundred people than act right now. Don't quote me on that later!
Ok. Now, don't quote her on that, guys.


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Nina Agdal has green/gray eyes and light brown hair.

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Nina dated British singer Max George for a while in 2013 - 2014, and more recently has been dating Leonardo DiCaprio. No wonder Leo always has a big smile on his face! They keep a fairly low profile about it (there are surprisingly few pictures of them together).

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But you know how those things are - by the time you read this, Leo and Nina will probably be on to other people. Ah, fame and fortune (not that I would know)....

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Nina Agdal and Leo DiCaprio (Photo: AKM-GSI).

Nina Agdal lives in Miami, Florida and at last report was signed with IMG Models.


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