Lily Maud Aldridge (born November 15, 1985) is an American model best known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2010 until 2018. She also appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal, for the 50th anniversary cover in 2014.
Aldridge in February 2014
Lily Maud Aldridge
November 15, 1985
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Caleb Followill (m. 2011)
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
Aldridge was born at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Santa Monica, California. 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 sister Ruby Aldridge, who was the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs. Aldridge attended high school in London, as well as Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.
|Aldridge's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from 2014|
Aldridge started modeling 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.
Aldridge's first major magazine cover was the August 2003 issue of Spanish Vogue. She has since 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.
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.
In December 2019, she confirms to People, that she will never be the official angel of the brand and therefore her exit from the franchise
Aldridge has appeared in various music videos. In the year 2000, she made a cameo among Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and others on the music video "Break Stuff" of Limp Bizkit. In 2015, Aldridge appeared in the music video for "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift, portraying an assassin called "Frostbyte". Aldridge has also appeared in two Kings of Leon videos: "Use Somebody" and "Temple".
Aldridge met Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill at Coachella in 2007. They married on May 12 2011, at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. They have a daughter (b.2012) and a son (b.2019).
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- "Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill Welcome Son Winston | PEOPLE.com". web.archive.org. February 3, 2019. Retrieved December 16, 2019.