Model Mom Lily Aldridge Praises Angelina Jolie’s Honesty And Courage

New mommy Lily Aldridge has a lot of moms she looks up to, but in the world of celebrity there’s one who stands out — Angelina Jolie.

From one mom to another, she has nothing but praise for the Oscar-winning actress since her announcement this week that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene — giving Aldridge another example to not just be a model mom but a role model mom.

“I think it’s so amazing and courageous that she’s been so open and honest about this journey that’s so personal and it’s such a good message to send woman,” she told Celebuzz in Santa Monica, Calif. Tuesday in celebration of the 8th Annual Victoria’s Secret What Is Sexy? list. “I think she’s incredible to share it with all these women.”

From sexy actresses to defining sex appeal, Aldridge says she has the perfect combo of hotness in her hubby of two years, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill.

“I love a gentleman,” she said. “My husband is a Southern man and he’s so hilarious.”

The 27-year-old mom to daughter Dixie, 11 months, couldn’t feel more comfortable in her skin than at this point in her life.

“I never felt more womanly and more confident,” said Aldridge, who’s been getting bikini ready practicing Body Beautiful and eating healthy.

But this summer she’s putting the beach on hold to spend some quality family time in England with her baby girl and husband while Kings of Leon goes on tour.

So who is little Ruby taking after more – her mom’s model behavior or her dad’s rocker roots?

“[She’s] more of the rock star,” said Aldridge. “She’s very musical and love drums and shakers.”