Lily Aldridge’s hard-working family has always encouraged her to “dream big”.
The American star followed in the footsteps of her former model mother, Laura Lyons, by pursuing a career in fashion and is now one of the most in demand names in the industry. They aren’t the only artistic members of the family though as Lily’s sisters, Saffron and Ruby, are also models while their brother Miles is a photographer like their father Alan, and they each influence each other.
“My family is very creative and I’m so proud of that – it inspires me to work harder and dream big,” Lily smiled to Hello! Fashion Monthly. “We are very close, we speak to each other every day. Saffron is still my idol and I look up to her. She’s given me so much advice. My mom instilled the importance of hard work and to always be polite and professional. And Ruby needs no lessons from me because she’s an amazing individual.”
Lily has a family of her own too, sharing four-year-old daughter Dixie with rock star husband Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon. The brunette beauty insists her everyday life isn’t glamorous and a typical 24 hours for her involves taking Dixie to school and spending a lot of time at home when she isn’t busy working.
The 31-year-old has posed for a host of big brands, including Tommy Hilfiger, Coach and various editions of Vogue magazine, but her most famous job has been as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She walked for the lingerie giant’s recent annual fashion show in Paris and loves the atmosphere on location.
“I always try to have fun in the catwalk shows, and whether I’m wearing the Fantasy bra or not, it’s the same amount of excitement or pressure and nerves,” she explained. “Before the catwalk we all try to cheer each other on.”
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