Valentina Sampaio Became The First Transgender Model To Star For Sports Illustrated
A year ago, Valentina Sampaio became the first transgender model in Victoria's Secret. And now, she is the world's first transgender model to appear in the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. "I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.. The SI team has United a lot of talented and beautiful women in a worthy way," Valentina wrote on Instagram.
23-year-old Brazilian Valentina Sampaio previously had sex-change surgery. In 2019, she was the talk of the world, after she became the first transgender model in Victoria's Secret. Before this, Valentina has already collaborated with such major brands as L'oreal, Levi's, and shot for the covers of Brazilian Elle and French Vogue.