First it was the company’s chief of marketing’s comments saying trans models ruin the fantasy. Then it was Barbara Palvin’s casting—a 121lb woman—as a plus-size model. Finally, it was the cancellation of their iconic annual televised show. The news about Victoria’s Secret first transgender model comes after a catastrophic year for the not-so-angelic brand.
Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio broke the news when she posted a series of behind-the-scenes photos at a shoot for VS’s PINK line on Instagram. “Never stop dreaming” she wrote. But does she have what it takes to turn things around for the disgraced lingerie brand? Click through our photo gallery above to learn everything there’s to know about Valentina Sampaio, Victoria’s Secret first transgender model.