Lily Aldridge Wanted To Be An Athlete, 8 Times She Rocked Athleisure Style That Prove She Still Looks The Part

It's hard to believe that Victoria Secret models didn't pop out of the womb six feet tall and ready to walk down the runway. It seems like it would be a natural ambition for all supermodels to want the seal of Angel approval, but as it turns out, American beauty Lily Aldridge didn't always want to be a model – she wanted to be an athlete.

"I always thought I was going to be a soccer player, get a scholarship to college and then join the US women's team," Aldridge revealed in her interview with Self. "Mia Hamm was my role model. I still look up to her."

It's no doubt that the supermodel is inherently sporty. From fighting to the death in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood music video to covering the Sports Illustrated swim issue, Aldridge always shows off her inner athlete. She's constantly flaunting her VS Sport attire and is never afraid to give her social media followers a taste of her workout routine, so it's no surprise that in another life she may have been teammates with Mia Hamm rather than buddying up with Lily Donaldson and Behati Prisloo.

If there's one thing for sure, though, it's that even off the field she manages to rock athleisure like a true soccer player. I don't know about you guys, but given all the times she dressed and trained like an athlete, I think she would have been a pro at it. Just a take a look below and see if you confuse her for the next Alex Morgan.

1. When she rocked SoulCycle leggings.

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Celebrities: they buy cult fitness apparel just like us!

2. When she looked better than the actual Super Bowl players themselves.

It's like PowderPuff except with very attractive models. If I had to vote, I would guess Aldridge's team won.

3. When she wore surf gear as a shirt.

Oh, you know, sometimes I wear bathing suits to run my everyday errands too. NBD.

4. When she and Gigi Hadid dominated S.I. volleyball.

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Look at those guns! I have a feeling she's always rocking her VS sport bras.

5. When she wore funky leggings and still looked amazing.

She makes working out look so easy.

6. When she showed off her athletic apparel while shopping.

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She makes a strong case for hitting up the mall after the gym. I might have to invest in the matching sports bra/legging combo, though.

7. When she did push-ups with a BABY on her back.

Can you say Super Mom?

8. When she paired a cool bomber with white sneakers.

It's a classic look, but she makes it look grunge and athletic at the same time.

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