Lily Monica Donaldson (born 27 January 1987) is a British model. Donaldson gained prominence in March 2009 after simultaneously appearing on the covers of Vogue UK, Australia, and Italy, and has participated in Victoria’s Secret campaigns in 2010 and 2011.
Place of Origin: London
Donaldson was born in London, and educated at the Camden School for Girls, living in Kentish Town with her parents. She has a younger sister named Aurelia.
Since being scouted by Select Model Management in 2003 at the age of 16 while shopping in Camden, Donaldson has landed campaigns for fashion houses such as Max Mara, Shiatzy Chen, Dior, Jil Sander, and Dolce & Gabbana and is the face of British luxury goods house Burberry.
In the May 2007 issue of American Vogue, she was featured on the cover with fellow models Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, and Jessica Stam as the “World’s Next Top Models”.
Later, in the September 2007 issue of British Vogue, she was named a “Head Girl”, a model to watch out for in the upcoming season.
Donaldson has appeared on the covers of Vogue for Great Britain, Italy, China, and Australia. In particular, she was on the March 2009 covers of Vogue simultaneously in the UK, Australia, and Italy. In 2009, she signed a contract with Victoria’s Secret and appeared in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2010 and 2011.
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