Lily Monica Donaldson (born 27 January 1987) is a British model who is known by Victoria's Secret fans for appearing in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows as well as being in the 2012 Autumn/Winter catalog. She has walked in the shows since 2010, including the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris. With seven Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows already under her belt, Lily is among the all-time leaders in appearances.
Donaldson was born in London to photographer Matthew Donaldson. Lily has a younger sister named Aurelia.
Her great-uncle is Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac.
In 2003, Donaldson was spotted by a talent scout for Select Model Management while shopping in Camden (isn't that how it always happens?).
Lily dropped out of school at 16 to pursue her dream. She was off and running!
Lily Donaldson's covers (she has dozens) include:
- Vogue (Great Britain, Korea, Japan, Russia, Italy, China, Australia)
- Harper's Bazaar Korea
- Numéro France
- Elle Korea
- Harper's Bazaar Ukraine
- The Sunday Times
Lily appeared at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, one of a select group representing the best of Britain.
At the Games, Lily wore a gold ball gown by designer Vivienne Westwood. She also appeared in the prestigious 2008 Pirelli Calendar.
Lily Donaldson is on Instagram, with a million followers. She also has a verified account on Twitter that is very active.
Lily currently lives in London after having lived in New York for a number of years. She appears in the tabloids with great regularity, as everyone seems interested in her love life. For example, when she is seen with a "mystery man" it makes the news. Lily also likes to appear at the Cannes Film Festival and says that she loves red carpet events in general.
Lily is represented by IMG Worldwide.