The american magazine Sports Illustrated is going to host in the pages of his famous number annual “Swimsuit Issue” the first fashion model to transgender in its history, the Brazilian Valentina Sampaio.
“It means a lot,” commented, on ABC, on the model of 23 years old, who grew up in a family of fishermen in the north of Brazil. “Not only for me but for the whole community LGBTQ+”.
This number “Swimsuit Issue”, which features models in swimsuits in a paradisiac scenery, is an institution in the United States and beyond, even if its influence has declined in recent years, the pitch of the printing press.
The year of its fiftieth anniversary, in 2014, it was sold to 785 000 copies.
Despite his young age, Valentina Sampaio has already a long experience of modeling and photo shoots.
In particular, it has already been made of the French edition of the magazine Vogue in march 2017.
In August 2019, it has also been engaged by Victoria’s Secret for an ad campaign, becoming the first fashion model to transgender to represent the famous lingerie brand.
She told the ABC have already been ruled out of an audition because she was a transgendered person.
Long focused on young models white, the magazine Sports Illustrated has opened, over the years, to other profiles.
In 1997, he first put a black woman in a, the American Tyra Banks.
It has also put women athletes, including tennis player Serena Williams or the champion of mixed martial arts Ronda Rousey.
In 2016, he has welcomed for the first time a woman round, the american model Ashley Graham, who wears size 48.
The issue with Valentina Sampaio will be on newsstands July 21.
Since 2013 and the launch of the series Orange is the New Black, the transgender community, so far largely invisible, has gained exposure to new, with also a other series, Transparent, or, more recently, Installation.