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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Ming Xi, Grace Elizabeth, Cindy Bruna, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Alexina Graham walk the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Victoria’s Secret is making headlines for switching things up…in a good way!

Victoria’s Secret has reportedly hired their first transgender model.

Valentina Sampaio is a stunning 22-year-old from Brazil. She shared the news on social media that she’s now working for the brand. This comes about one year after Victoria’s Secret Chief Marketing Officer, Ed Razek, said its unlikely trans and plus size models would be right for them.

In her Instagram post (see below) she is in a dressing gown and writes “Backstage click.”


Sampaio was also the first trans model to land on the cover of “Vogue.” She was congratulated by many fans, including actress Laverne Cox and fellow Brazilian and Victoria’s Secret angel, Lais Ribeirio.



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