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Meet The First Ever Trans VS Angel

Victoria’s Secret recently moved further into the 21st century in this major way: they hired their first transgender model.

Valentina Sampaio is a 22-year-old model from Brazil who long dreamed of working for a name like Victoria’s Secret. When she was selected to model for a catalog photoshoot, she shared the opportunity on her Instagram account, stating, “Never stop dreaming.” Valentina’s agent mentioned that she was hired to do catalog work for VS Pink.

When discussing the opportunity, Valentina’s agent, Erio Zanon, stated that Valentina “believes that this is a great opportunity to break barriers” in the fashion business “and to contribute to a bigger representation for everybody.” Victoria’s Secret has long carried a reputation for being out of touch with current times.

The hiring of Sampaio shows that the company is beginning to move forward in the times. This is along with many other fashion companies like Calvin Klein, Gap, and H&M also hiring transgender models to represent and model their brands.

Even Playboy cast their first transgender Playmate in 2017, popular Filipino model Geena Rocero.