Lily Aldridge: I’m not hot
Lily Aldridge doesn't see herself as "an object of lust".
Many people would likely disagree with the model, who is best known for being one of Victoria's Secret's gorgeous Angels.
However, the 29-year-old brushes off any compliments about her appearance and would rather people appreciated her personality.
"I don’t think of myself as an object of lust. I can’t even say that with a straight face,” she laughed to Maxim. “But I’m more flattered when someone thinks I’m funny.”
Lily looks stunning in her shoot for the magazine, which features just her side profile on the cover but includes more revealing shots inside. In one, she appears topless in briefs, covering her bare breasts with her arms.
It might seem unthinkable now, but the fashion star insists she was never asked out by boys at school and felt "lanky, awkward".
Even these days she can't believe she's made it as a model.
”I don’t know how I ended up where I am. I was so painfully shy as a child, [but] I eventually learned that it’s more exhausting to be shy than just to be open,” she opened up.
Lily is married to Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill and they have daughter Dixie together. Maintaining that family life is what's most important to the star.
“People think it’s all rock concerts and runway shows,” she smiled. “I don’t take this life for granted. That’s why I like social media. People see that I’m married. They see I have a family. They see that I’m human.
“I don’t walk around feeling like a supermodel. I mean, I high-five people.”