The First Transgender Model for Sports Illustrated

According to the Magazine, Valentina Sampaio made history on Friday, becoming the first transgender woman to be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Ms. Sampaio, is a 23-year-old Brazilian model.

“The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way,” she wrote.

As a transgender model Ms. Sampaio has had other firsts as well. She became Victoria Secret’s first openly transgender model and was hired for catalog work for VS Pink, the company’s athletic line.

While in 2017, Ms. Sampaio was also the first transgender model to grace the cover of a Vogue edition.

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