30 Fascinating Facts About The Victoria’s Secret Angel - Lily Aldridge


Lily Maud Aldridge, the famous American model, known as a Victoria's Secret Angel and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, was voted #55 on the 2014’s Maxim's list of "Hot 100." Here are 30 facts to know about the model:

  1. Aldridge wore the Victoria’s Secret Fireworks Fantasy Bra, estimated to be of $2 million in the lingerie show held in New York on December 8, 2015.
  2. She launched her own clothing line, Lily Aldridge for Velvet, in collaboration with the fashion label Velvet Tees, in 2013.
  3. In the year 2014, she made her debut as a covermodel alongside Nina Agdal and Chrissy Tiegen, for the 50th anniversary issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
  4. She portrayed an assassin named “Frostbyte,” in the Taylor Swift’s music video for “Bad Blood,” in 2015.
  5. When she was only 16, she began her career in modelling for Abercrombie & Fitch.
  6. She was featured on the cover of Spanish Vogue’s August 2003 edition, at the age of 17.
  7. Along with fellow models Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Adriana Lima and Lais Ribeiro, she appeared in the October 2014 edition of British Vogue.
  8. Aldridge has been the advertising campaigns of Rag and Bone, Bobbi Brown, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Rocawear, Charles David, Arden B., GAP, J Brand, Shiatzy Chen, Coach, Smashbox Cosmetics, Accessorize, JCrew.
  9. She was born on November 15, 1985, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, United States.
  10. She met Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival. In the September 2010 edition of Us Magazine, it was revealed that the duo was engaged.
  11. Growing up, she wanted to become a KROQ DJ and a soccer player and admitted that Victoria’s Secret Angel was the last thing she had thought of.
  12. She was the face of Born Free Africa campaign, along with Chanel Iman, for the online retailer Shopbop.
  13. In the year 2009, Aldridge walked her first fashion show for the Victoria’s Secret. It was the next year that she walked with her wings as a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
  14. Her mother Laura Lyons, who is now a stylist and decorator, was a Playboy Playmate in the 70s, and was also the Playmate of the Month in 1976’s February edition.
  15. In the year 2014, she was named as the face of Proactiv, the skincare company. Aldridge also became the face if the clothing company XOXO.
  16. She appeared in two Kings of Leon videos, namely “Use Somebody,” and “Temple.”
  17. She has been featured on the covers of various magazines including Vogue Mexico, Talter, S Moda, French Glamour, Allure Russia, Elle Korea, 10 magazine, Elle Vietnam, Esquire Mexico, Elle Brazil, and the Net-A-Porter's online magazine, The Edit.
  18. Her half sister Saffron Aldridge was the multiyear face of Ralph Lauren in the 1990s.
  19. The 2015 Fireworks Fantasy Bra that she wore at the Fashion show, was bejeweled with over 6,500 precious gems, including diamonds, blue topaz, yellow sapphires, and pink quartz all set in 18-carat gold.
  20. She married her long-term boyfriend Caleb Followill at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California on May 12, 2011.
  21. Aldridge was featured for Rag & Bone, the clothing company in the spring 2011 advertising campaign. She even served as the photographer for the following season for the same campaign.
  22. Since 2004, she has been the face of Velvet Tees, the fashion label.
  23. Her half-brother Miles Aldridge is a Fashion Photographer, who was married to Kristen McMenamy from 1997 to 2013.
  24. Remembering her style as a kid, she told Vogue that she wore soccer jerseys for the better part of her childhood, and even in middle school she was into board shorts and similar type of stuff.
  25. She has appeared in the editorials of W, Marie Claire, V, Harper’s Bazaar, Korean, American and Australian Elle, Glamour, LOVE, Spanish, French, American, German, British and Mexican Vogue.
  26. She made a cameo on the Limp Bizkit’s music video “Break Stuff,” along with Eminem, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre and many others in the year 2000.
  27. Her sister Ruby Aldridge was the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs.
  28. She is not a big fan of running, but manages to have her runway-ready body in shape, with Ballet Beautiful, under the training of Mary Helen Bowers.
  29. She was featured alongside Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, and Candice Swanepoel, in the cover of the February 2011’s issue of British GQ magazine.
  30. Aldridge and Followill had their daughter, Dixie Pearl Followill, born on June 21, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee.
  31. Aldridge’s estimated net worth is reported to be $8 million, though her annual salary as a Victoria’s Secret Angel is said to be $2 million.

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