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

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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.”