WILTON, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Wilton’s Lydia Hearst!
Hearst, who grew up in Wilton, turns 30 on Friday. The actress, fashion model, columnist, socialite and heiress to the publishing fortune was born Sept. 19, 1984, in Wilton.
She was discovered by famous photographer Stephen Meisel, who shot her first magazine cover for Vogue Italia in April 2004.
She was named Best International Supermodel in Madrid in 2008.
She has worked with Vogue magazines, as a journalist for Page Six magazine of the New York Post and appeared in the CW hit show "Gossip Girl."
She served alongside Anne Vyalitsyna and Naomi Campbell as a supermodel coach for the second edition of Oxygen's "The Face" modeling reality competition.
She became a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile and received the Smile Award for her dedication to the organization in 2012, and most recently received a humanitarian Award from Catwalk For Charity on June 8.
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