Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge Reveals Her Secrets To Sexiness: EXCLUSIVE

15 May 2013

In the last four years she’s got her Victoria’s Secret Wings, married a rockstar and had a baby. But it's all in a days work for Californian beauty Lily Aldridge who, within a year of having her daughter Dixie Pearl Followill, (yeah, that rockstar hubby just happens to be Caleb Followill, lead singer of Kings of Leon. No biggie) had her wings back on for a fourth show.

The 27-year old has recently been hard at work with her fellow angels choosing the 8 Annual ‘What Is Sexy?’ List (see who made the shortlist) and promoting the ‘genius’ Victoria's Secret Flawless and Very Sexy Multi-Way Bra. Now she’s got a summer of shooting the VS holiday campaign and touring with Kings of Leon ahead of her.

So we took it upon ourselves to save Miss Aldridge from the drudgery of her day-to-day life and got her to spend a few moments telling Grazia Daily all her sexy secrets…

For Lily, the secret to sexiness is…

Personality and confidence, that’s what really makes someone beautiful. Confidence makes you look better and makes you feel better. And I think a smile is the sexiest part of a woman because you can really tell who they are by their smile. And in a man I find personality and sense of humour sexiest, that’s what I'm drawn to.

Now she’s a mum, Lily cares even more about fashion

I think I've become more interested in fashion since having my daughter. Because I was pregnant and wearing maxi dresses for a year. So after that I think I really appreciate fashion on a whole new level and I've just been having so much fun with it. 

How the HELL does she keep a smokin’ hot bod like that?

I work out tonnes before a show and have a really clean and healthy diet. But we work so much that we're pretty much in shape all year long. You just have to maintain it. 

Her fave Victoria’s Secret outfit is…

My favourite look was from this year, the American flag look. I just loved it so much. And I think because I'd worked so hard to get back in shape [after having my daughter] that I just loved it so much.

How to stand out in a crowd at the Met Ball

I loved my outfit for the Met. I requested a yellow dress for colour because I knew a lot of people would be wearing. My outfit was just so chic and timeless. I love a black dress but I think for the met ball I needed a coloured dress. 

Choosing the ‘What Is Sexy?’ List was impossible

There's so many beautiful women in Hollywood and honestly most of them could be pitched for every category. We just tried to find a striking feature in all of them. They're all incredibly stunning. 

But of course Beyonce was the ONLY contender for Sexiest Songstress…

She's such a beautiful woman and she could have gone for most of the cateogories, she's so gorgeous and talented. But I think this year we wanted to focus on how incredible she was as an artist, she's an incredible talent. 

Lily might be an Angel, but Jennifer Lawrence is a goddess

I love Jennifer Lawrence and love that she's on the [What Is Sexy?} list for her sense of humour, because of her personality; she's a goddess. It was a no-brainer. I think the whole world is in love with her personality.

Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke is so hot right now

Oh. My. God. I love her so much. She's so strikingly beautiful with her blonde hair in the show and then I saw her in real life with the dark hair and she's even more striking, and I didn't think that was possible. She's amazing. 

And finally, the Flawless and Very Sexy Multi-Way Bra is perfect

I just love that you can wear it in so many different ways and that’s the genius thing. Because girls love strapless dresses and halterneck dresses and you still want coverage and support. You get the support of a bra without people seeing the straps. It’s the perfect bra. 

Words: Tabi Jackson Gee


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