By Chauncey Alcorn For Dailymail. Brazilian cover girl Valentina Sampaio, 22, made the announcement on her Instagram page Thursday night and posted behind-the-scenes photos of her photoshoot for Victoria Secret's Pink lingerie line. The green-eyed bombshell is already used to breaking down barriers in the fashion world. She became the first transwoman to grace the cover of Vogue in Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio, 22, announced on her Instagram page Thursday night that she is the first transgender model to be hired by Victoria's Secret. Sampaio is the daughter of a Brazilian fisherman and a teacher who previously said she was never a victim of ant-transgender discrimination growing up.
On Thursday, Sampaio shared a photograph on Instagram which shows her sitting on a chair in a dressing gown. This makes me so happy! I admire and respect their journey to embrace who they really are. In February , Sampaio became the first openly transgender model to be featured on the cover of a Vogue magazine when she graced the cover of Vogue Paris. Devastated family plea for drivers to stop at stop signs. What Kiwis think about euthanasia going to public vote.
The Brazilian model has brought us a little bit closer to that future. The model, a native of Fortaleza, a city in northeastern Brazil, has been making waves in the fashion world in recent years. In , she was once again a trailblazer, becoming the first transgender model to make the cover of Vogue Paris. She recalls that she had to pass a series of tests before she could become a representative of the brand.
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