Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio announced as first transgender model hired by Victoria's Secret - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio announced as first transgender model hired by Victoria’s Secret

Valentina Sampaio has been named the first transgender model to work with Victoria’s Secret.

The 22-year-old Brazilian model was hired by the lingerie giant for an upcoming Pink campaign and has urged others not to give up on their dreams. The model posted a backstage image on Instagram along with the caption: “Never stop dreaming genteee #staytuned #bastidores #new #vspink #campaign #representatividade #diversity #beauty #selfie #life #fashion #usa #vstorm #valentinasampaio ”

Fellow transgender actress and activist, Laverne Cox, congratulated the model in the comment section by saying, “Wow finally!” And Lais Ribeiro, a fellow Brazilian Victoria’s Secret model, tweeted: “First transgender to shoot with Vs! This makes me so happy! ”

In 2018, the chief marketing officer for Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, Ed Razek, caused outrage when he said he didn’t think the brand should include “transsexuals” in its famous annual lingerie show in an interview with Vogue magazine.

He said: “Why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is.”

However, Razek later apologized for his comments in a statement published on the Victoria’s Secret Twitter account, writing: “My remark regarding the inclusion of transgender models in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show came across as insensitive. I apologize.” “To be clear, we would absolutely cast a transgender model for the show.”

Just a few weeks ago, Shanina Shaik – who has walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show extravaganza in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018 – revealed that the label has decided to pull the plug on the annual event for 2019 so that organizers can work on “branding.” As reported by The Sauce, VS model Shanina Shaik broke the news that the lingerie brand will not be hosting its annual fashion show. She said, “Unfortunately Victoria’s Secret show won’t be happening this year. 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.

“I’m sure they’re trying to work on branding and new ways to do the show because it’s the best show in the world.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Some More Sauce...


Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Da Squeeze

Who remembers the time when sex was simple. Well, nowadays there are a lot of weird fetishes that we can’t even keep track of...


Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...


The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Da Squeeze

Is there a woman making your heart skip a beat? She might be a secret woman of your life.  Most women love, but they...


Ex Zimbabwean leader  Robert Mugabe was given a heroic state funeral on Saturday (14.09.19) and above all, he will be remembered for his great...