Valentina Sampaio is officially Victoria’s Secret’s first ever transgender model!
The 22-year-old Brazilian model posted a image with the caption on her Instagram on Thursday (August 1): “Backstage Click @vspink.”
Comment on the post on Twitter, Lais Ribiero wrote: “First transgender to kill Vs! That makes me so happy! ⁇”
“Never stop dreaming genteee 💋💋💋 #staytuned #bastidores #new #vspink #campaign #representatividade #diversity” Valentina share a video
Valentina was also the first transgender model to present with her Vogue Paris cover in February 2017 for any edition of Vogue.
The news comes after reports that the 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was canceled after controversy after a brand executive said trans models shouldn’t be walking in the show.