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Victoria's Secret Hired Their First Transgender Model, Valentina Sampaio


Victoria's Secret has winged another angel, Valentina Sampaio. This makes Valentina the first openly transgender model to join the VS Angels. 

Before there was any real confirmation, the 22-year-old model posted a picture on Instagram captioned, “Backstage click @vspink” with the hashtags “#new #vspink #campaign #diversity.” Later, CNN verified that she is, in fact, a new addition to the VS team.

This comes as great news being that Victoria's Secret was under fire after the company’s chief marketing officer, Ed Razek, made a comment on the lingerie company’s plus size and transgender inclusivity. 

He said, “We attempted to do a television special for plus-sizes… It's like, why doesn't your show do this? Shouldn't you have transexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should… the show is a fantasy.”