Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lily Aldridge, Sports Illustrated Cover Girl


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Lily Aldridge.

Lily Maud Aldridge (born November 15, 1985) is a top Victoria's Secret Angel who has sprinted to the top of the world of models.

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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.

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This means that Aldridge walks the runway for Victoria's Secret every year with the likes of Adriana Lima and all the other top international fashion models. At this time, Lily has walked in every show since 2009. This brought Lily to Shanghai, China in 2017, a show that many other top models had to skip due to visa problems.

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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.

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They hang out together - accompanied by Taylor's rather burly bodyguard. Lily appeared in Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video in 2015.

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Thus, Lily is amongst the elite of the elite in both the world of models and the world of music videos.

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Lily Aldridge.

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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Lily broke through big time when she became a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl.

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Lily appeared as a rookie alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal for the cover of the issue's 50th anniversary in 2014. Appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated is a rare honor indeed, even if Lily did have to share the cover.

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Aldridge has parlayed her fame into her own clothing line with Velvet Tees, called Lily Aldridge for Velvet.

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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. So, of course, that means that Lily Aldridge gets a lot of covers, including:

2017
  • December Harper's Bazaar Arabia 
  • October Elle China 
  • September Vogue Italy 
  • June Telva 
  • March Vogue Thailand, Vogue Thailand 
  • February Emirates Woman 
  • January V Magazine, Tatler UK 
2016
  • December Io Donna, Maxwell, Elle Italy 
  • November The Sunday Times Style, Harper's Bazaar Singapore 
  • September Hamptons 
  • August Vogue Germany 
  • June Elle Australia 
  • March Lui France 
  • February Gritty Pretty 
  • January Vogue Spain 

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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.

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The happy 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 breastfeeding," Aldridge said.

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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.

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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 the elimination of 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. Lily's half-brother is fashion photographer Miles Aldridge - hopefully, he's the one that discovered her.

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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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