Lily Aldridge and Taylor Swift’s Enduring Friendship and Height Comparison

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Forgive us for stating the obvious here. Models are tall, and Lily Aldridge is no exception.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel has strutted her stuff on many runways and has several brands and retailers rely on her 5ft 8 (172.7 cm) frame to show off their designs. She is about 4 inches (10.1 cm) taller than the average American woman.

Lily Aldridge’s shoe size in the US is 9, corresponding to approximately a size 7 in the UK, size 40 in Europe, size 25.5 in Japan, and size 7 in Australia.

Model Lily Aldridge is shorter than Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift, Martha Hunt, and Gigi Hadid, but she's taller than Mariska Hargitay, Cara Delevingne, Hailee Steinfeld, Selena Gomez, and Serayah McNeillModel Lily Aldridge is shorter than Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift, Martha Hunt, and Gigi Hadid, but she’s taller than Mariska Hargitay, Cara Delevingne, Hailee Steinfeld, Selena Gomez, and Serayah McNeill (Credit: Press Line Photos / Shutterstock)

How did Lily get her start, and how does her height compare to that of fellow models and her husband?

Height Comparison: Taylor Swift vs. Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge and Taylor Swift have been friends since meeting at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret show. Lily also appeared in Swift’s star-studded “Bad Blood” music video. In March 2014, they were spotted on a lunch date in New York City.

Taylor Swift is taller than Lily Aldridge. Taylor Swift’s height is approximately 5 feet 9 ¼ inches (175.9 cm), whereas Lily Aldridge’s is 5 feet 8 inches (172.7 cm).

Taylor Swift is taller than Lily Aldridge, with Taylor measuring approximately 5 feet 9 ¼ inches (175.9 cm) in height, while Lily stands at 5 feet 8 inches (172.7 cm)Taylor Swift is taller than Lily Aldridge, with Taylor measuring approximately 5 feet 9 ¼ inches (175.9 cm) in height, while Lily stands at 5 feet 8 inches (172.7 cm) (Credit: ACE / INFphoto)

“Taylor just loves her friends, and so do I. My girls are my girls. We’re such a close-knit group of women, and the most special thing about our group of friends – and it extends so far – is that we all have each other’s backs. It’s about supporting and being happy for each other. When you lift up the people around you, it elevates you as well. Bringing everybody up is the way I hope the whole world changes,” Lily said about their friendship in Net-a-Porter’s The Edit magazine in 2015.

Lily Aldridge and Taylor Swift became close friends in 2013 after meeting at a Victoria's Secret showLily Aldridge and Taylor Swift became close friends in 2013 after meeting at a Victoria’s Secret show (Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock)

“Taylor and Dixie are best friends!” Aldridge told People in December 2020 about her daughter Dixie Pearl Followill’s friendship with Taylor Swift.

“She asks to go to Taylor’s house every day and loves to go upstairs and play with her cats.”

How did Lily Aldridge get into modeling?

Lily was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1985. She lived a relatively normal life until her modeling career began at the age of 16.

Lily Aldridge in a black strapless dress from 10 Crosby by Derek Lam’s Fall 2014 CollectionLily Aldridge in a black strapless dress from 10 Crosby by Derek Lam’s Fall 2014 Collection at the 2014 Spike Guys’ Choice Awards held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014, in Culver City, California (Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock)

The brunette beauty started posing for retailer Abercrombie & Fitch before she made her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut in 2009.

Shortly afterward, she was promoted to the rank of Victoria’s Secret Angel. She received her wings during the lingerie brand’s 2010 fashion show.

Measuring 5′ 9″ (175 cm), Lily Aldridge is shorter than Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, and Alessandra Ambrosio, who all are 5′ 10″ (177 cm) tallMeasuring 5′ 9″ (175 cm), Lily Aldridge is shorter than Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, and Alessandra Ambrosio, who all are 5′ 10″ (177 cm) tall (Credit: FashionStock / Shutterstock)

Lily is also known for her music video appearances. She played a small role in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video and two Kings of Leon videos: “Use Somebody” and “Temple.”

Lily Aldridge Versus Other Popular Models

While Lily Aldridge is significantly taller than the average woman, she’s slightly shorter than several famous models. Lily is an inch shorter than Tyra Banks, who clocks in at 5-foot 10 inches and two inches shorter than 5-foot 11-inch Gisele Bündchen.

Lily Aldridge is taller than Zendaya and Hailee Steinfeld but shorter than Taylor Swift and Martha HuntLily Aldridge is taller than Zendaya and Hailee Steinfeld but shorter than Taylor Swift and Martha Hunt (Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock)

Fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss is 6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm), and Candice Swanepoel is around 5ft 8 ¼ (173.4 cm). However, Lily is taller than several models, such as the 7 ¼ inches (170.8 cm) Cara Delevingne.

How tall is Lily Aldridge Compared to Her Husband?

Lily met her husband, Caleb Followill, at Coachella in 2007. The two married in 2011.

Lily Aldridge is slightly shorter than her 5′ 10″ tall husband Caleb FollowillLily Aldridge is slightly shorter than her 5′ 10″ tall husband, Caleb Followill (Credit: Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock)

Caleb is the frontman of Kings of Leon… which explains why Lily keeps popping up in the band’s music videos.

It turns out that Lily is only one inch shorter than her 5-foot-10-inch husband. However, Caleb doesn’t seem to mind since Lily still frequently wears heels out and about in public.

Lily Aldridge’s Stylish Outing: Lunch Date with Daughter Dixie Pearl at Au Fudge

In March 2016, Lily was spotted taking her adorable daughter, Dixie Pearl Followill, to a fun lunch with her BFF Alessandra Ambrosio. They ate at Au Fudge, Jessica Biel’s recently launched kid-friendly restaurant.

Lily Aldridge wears her hair up in a bun while holding her daughter Dixie Pearl Followill and leaving Au FudgeLily Aldridge wears her hair up in a bun while holding her daughter Dixie Pearl Followill and leaving Au Fudge in Beverly Hills on March 30, 2016 (Credit: WENN)

Lily wore a cozy-looking pullover by Isabel Marant, which she paired with washed jeans from Frame.

Lily Aldridge wears a sweater and jeans as she leaves Jessica Biel's kid-friendly Au Fudge restaurantLily Aldridge wears a sweater and jeans as she leaves Jessica Biel’s kid-friendly Au Fudge restaurant (Credit: WENN)

The model polished her look with the Ray-Ban “Clubmaster” sunglasses, Stuart Weitzman “Grandios”‘ suede boots, and a backpack from Nik’s Naks… which we would guess belongs to her daughter.

Lily Aldridge wears a pair of suede Stuart Weitzman bootsLily Aldridge wears a pair of suede Stuart Weitzman boots (Credit: WENN)

Right before leaving the restaurant, Lily ran after Dixie Pearl, who had unknowingly walked out to a bevy of photographers.

The doting mom escorted her daughter back inside the restaurant until their car came. It’s good that she is used to those heels — chasing after toddlers in those boots must be difficult. Oh, the price a mom has to pay for staying chic.

Lily Aldridge escorts her daughter into their awaiting car after lunch at Au FudgeLily Aldridge escorts her daughter into their awaiting car after lunch at Au Fudge (Credit: WENN)

The Victoria’s Secret model also took her daughter to Disneyland recently. After the vacation, she uploaded a photo with the caption, “Best day ever.”

Lily Aldridge takes her daughter, Dixie Pearl, to DisneylandLily Aldridge takes her daughter, Dixie Pearl, to Disneyland (Credit: Lily Aldridge’s Instagram)

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