Victoria’s Secret Hires First Transgender Model

Victoria secret made a truly “historic” decision to hire its first transgender model. As Fox News reports:

Victoria’s Secret has reportedly hired its first-ever transgender model — less than a year after the lingerie company came under fire after an executive made remarks about transgender people walking in its annual fashion show.

Valentina Sampaio, of Brazil, posted to Instagram a photo of herself at a shoot with “VS Pink,” writing: “Backstage click,” alongside the hashtag “diversity.” …

The 22-year-old model was also the first transgender model to grace any edition of Vogue magazine when she posed for Vogue Paris, in February 2017…

The annual fashion show has suffered from diminishing ratings for several years, and, according to Angel Shanina Shaik, the 2019 show has been canceled. It was initally reported that the show just wouldn’t be televised.

But is a transgender “female” model what American viewers want to see?

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