Victoria's Secret's first transgender angel
Victoria’s Secret has hired its first openly transgender “Angel” — stunning Brazilian Valentina Sampaio. The model and actress broke the news by posting a sultry selfie from her shoot earlier this week for the “VS Pink” sub-brand.
“Backstage click,” she posted alongside a photo of herself in a white terry bathrobe. Sampaio is also the first transgender model to grace the cover of Vogue. “First transgender to shoot with Vs!” fellow Angel Lais Ribeirio congratulated Sampaio in a tweet.
“This make me so happy!”
This is not the first historic event in Valantina's career. She's also the first transgender model landing on Vogue's cover.
Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek had come under scrutiny last year after he told Vogue he didn’t think the the lingerie outlet should feature trans or plus-size models. He later apologized.