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Finally! Victoria’s Secret Hires Its First Transgender Model

Is Victoria’s Secret finally getting the message? The lingerie brand was surrounded by controversy last year after former executive Ed Razek made discriminatory remarks about casting plus-size and transgender models. Now, the struggling brand has hired its first transgender model, Valentina Sampaio, to rep its PINK line.

This isn’t the first time the Brazilian model made history. In 2017, Valentina became the first transgender model to grace the cover of Vogue Paris. But we may not get to see Valentina take a turn on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway since the event has reportedly been cancelled.

We can’t wait to see Valentina’s campaign photos and we hope this is just the beginning for VS (how about adding some plus-size models to your roster?), not just some token to win customers back.