Supermodel Lily Aldridge, 29, channeled her inner Mia Hamm in her cover shoot for Self Magazine's July 2015 issue.  

The Victoria’s Secret Angel got to realize her long-held dream of playing ball with the pros. “This was one of the most fun shoots I’ve had,” she says. “It’s different for me to get to be athletic and look like the strong woman I am.” Aldridge tossed a football with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., challenged Los Angeles Lakers Wayne Ellington and Ronnie Price to a game of horse, went up against top-ranked AVP beach volleyball players Sean Rosenthal and Casey Patterson, and shot goals against the L.A. Galaxy’s Brian Rowe, Leonardo, Bradford Jamieson IV and Robbie Rogers all in Nike sneaks and cleats.

Take a look and shop the snaps below:





Top: Aldridge, playing football with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in Dress, Issa, $3,650; Bodysuit, $42; Arm sleeve, McDavid, $20; Cleats, $50; On him: Shirt, $85, tights, $50, socks, $18 for three pairs, and sneakers, $100;

Above: Win the day (and summer night) in a metallic statement dress with flat sandals—or cleats, if you plan on kicking around with L.A. Galaxy goalie Brian Rowe. Dress, Julien Macdonald, price upon request; Bergdorf Goodman, 800-558-1855. Tank, $250; Cleats, $220;

Styled by Melissa Ventosa Martin. Hair, Ben Skervin at The Magnet Agency; makeup, Serge Hodonou at Frank Reps; manicure, Nettie Davis at The Wall Group; set design, Bette Adams for Mary Howard Studio; production, Brachfeld/L.A.

Props: Self