After the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ed Razek, came under fire last year for comments he made regarding transgender models and having them in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, it was only a matter of time the brand would try and clear up this mistake and hire a transgender model.
Valentina Sampaio, a 22-year-old Brazilian model and actress posted “Never stop dreaming,” on her Instagram alongside a photo of herself, sharing a behind-the-scene picture of her shooting for VS Pink
Laverne Cox commented on the post "Wow finally!" and fellow VS model, Lais Ribeiro shared a load of clapping emojis and also tweeted: "First transgender to shoot with Vs! This make me so happy!"
This news of a new recruit comes a week after VS model Shanina Shaik claimed the 2019 show is cancelled. The model leaked the news during an interview with The Daily Telegraph. "Unfortunately, the Victoria's Secret show won't be happening this year," Shaik told the publication. "It's something I'm not used to because every year around this time I'm training like an angel. But I'm sure in the future something will happen, which I'm pretty sure about." Eek!