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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo Brazilian transgender model Valentina Sampaio wears a creation from the Amir Slama collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sampaio has become the first openly transgender model hired by Victoria’s Secret nearly a year after a top company official was pressured to apologize for implying trans women are off brand. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

Victoria’s Secret hires first transgender model

Brazilian transgender model Valentina Sampaio (AP File Photo)

NEW YORK — Valentina Sampaio has become the first openly transgender model hired by Victoria’s Secret nearly a year after a top company official was pressured to apologize for implying trans women are off brand.

Sampaio, a Brazilian, has been posting from behind the scenes of a VS Pink campaign to the delight of celebrities who include Laverne Cox.

Cox who is also transgender, posted on one of Sampaio’s photos: “Wow finally!”

Last November, marketing officer Ed Razek of parent L Brands Inc., said in a Vogue interview that the annual Victoria’s Secret angels TV special would never include “transsexuals” because “the show is a fantasy.” He apologized after outrage ensued.

Sampaio was not hired for the show, and the company is rethinking having one at all after ratings sagged last time around.

  • Sumida

    yan ang secret na malupet … hehe

  • DIVINA DIBISORIA

    That first TG model is Victor’s secret.

    • Jack Ollero

      hahahaha

  • kingkongbundy

    Sausage surprise

  • Jack Ollero

    bump at the back of panties

  • voodoo is back

    Para kang nagbebenta ng FAKE products nyan. Babae itsura pero yun pala may prostrate at XY ang chromosomes. Dpat nga ibawal mga bakla sa mga beauty pageants.. Dapat linawin sa rules na “naturally born females” or patunayan muna na sila ay babae, may ovaries at yun nga, XY ang cromosomes. Sa sports nga, bawal ang naka steroids di ba? Buwahahaha….!!

    • Van Haffosen

      pag trans ang alam ko operada na so no bulge na sya.. and yes pageants should be specific sa gender requirements.. i want to watch pageants all born female then create na lang ng mixed para sa iba

  • kingk0ngbundy

    Kudos to VS for valuing inclusion and diversity. 🌈