Supermodel Lily Aldridge was destined for fame from the start. Born in LA in 1985 to famed British fashion photographer, Alan Aldridge, and Playboy Playmate Laura Lyons, she hails from a fashion oriented family. Her dream was always to be a model and this dream came true at age 8 when she was discovered at her school carnival. Her siblings include half-sister Saffron Aldridge, who was a multi-year face of Ralph Lauren in the ‘90’s; half brother Miles Aldridge who is married to ‘90’s supermodel Kristen McMenamy and sister, Ruby Aldridge, who was the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs and is already well on her way to fame as a budding supermodel herself.
Lily and Ruby’s mom, Laura Lyons, had quite a career herself with the Playboy empire beginning with her Chicago Bunny of the Year honors in 1975. Her gatefold followed shortly after when she became Playboy's Playmate of the Month for February, 1976. As a Bunny/Playmate, she was known for leading the march for “Bunny” rights in Chicago which was highly publicized at the time.
Like mother, like daughter but instead of Bunny tails, Lily’s career is growing by leaps and bounds on Angel wings. She has been seen in spreads for Italian Vogue, Italian Elle, Glamour, L’Uomo Vogue, Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan Magazine among many others. At age 18, she appeared on the cover of Spanish Vogue.
In 2009, she modeled for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time. This was followed by several campaigns for the company and then, in 2010, she earned her wings and became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. This year, of the 38 Angels appearing in the show taped in early November at NY’s Lexington Avenue Armory, she was featured as one of the highlights along with Miranda Kerr (wife of actor Orlando Bloom who wore the $2.5 million “Fantasy Bra”), Skokie’s Erin Heatherton, Chanel Iman, Candace Swanepol and Adriana Lima.
Her fairytale life is continuing with her marriage on May 12, 2011, to the Kings of Leon frontman, Caleb Followill, at the luxurious San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.
Aside from modeling, Lily is also setting her sights on acting.....I can’t wait to see her gorgeous face on the silver screen!
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