Posted February 24, 2014

Lily Aldridge is Rookie No. 8

To quote Rachel Zoe, "I. DIE."

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Over the next two weeks SwimDaily will be releasing the identities of the record-high 12 rookies picked to carry the Swimsuit franchise into its next 50 years. Check back every day at 2 p.m. ET for a new reveal!

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Lily Aldridge: From VS Angel to Swimsuit Goddess

Lily Aldridge :: James Macari/SI

Lily Aldridge :: Photo by James Macari/SI | Swimsuit by Makena Surf Wear

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Lily Aldridge | 28 | Sherman Oaks, Calif.

On the story behind this photo of a young Lily (second from right), Naomi Campbell, and two other future models:

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It was my brother [fashion photographer Miles'] wedding and I was one of the flower girls. Naomi and my sister Saffron [not pictured] were two of the bridesmaids. My little sister Ruby is on the far left and the other little girl is Lily McMenamy who is a big model now. But Naomi is iconic and I always looked up to her, she’s amazing. You can’t be around Naomi Campbell and not feel her incredible presence. I mean, she’s a supermodel.

MORE LILY: Twitter | Instagram | VS All Access

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PREVIOUS REVEALS: No. 7 Samantha Hoopes | No. 6 Lauren Mellor | No 5. Marloes Horst | No 4. Hannah Ferguson | No. 3 Emily Ratajkowski | No. 2 Gigi Hadid | No. 1 Sara Sampaio 

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Didem
Didem

The sexiest "rookie" And no offense to anyone, with the way she talks and what she says, she shows the most elegance on this Rookie list.