"The first Victoria's Secret model I ever met was Adriana Lima, and she was so nice to me. She was very generous and very nurturing. She made sure people talked to me!" Aldridge says.
Aldridge answered a few more questions for The Associated Press before going out to meet and greet holiday shoppers at Victoria's Secret new Manhattan flagship at Herald Square.
—Best perk: Professional hair and makeup artists, hands down.
—Must-have item: Comfy sweatpants.
—Kitchen essentials: Olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Le Creuset pots.
—Describe your first Victoria's Secret show: "Jell-O legs."
—Most popular questions from fans: Workout routine (ballet and pilates, which she can do at home between Dixie's naps), beauty routine (as little makeup as possible) and what it's like to be on the runway in underwear (she's fine as long as she looks at the camera, not the audience).
—Tip for anyone who might — just might — get a modeling gig: "Walk slowly so you get your moment."